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Is Trump's latest race-baiting a 2020 campaign strategy?

If you were relieved, as I wanted to be, by President Donald Trump's next-day repudiation of the "Send her back!" chant directed at a Somali-born congresswoman during his North Carolina rally, perk down.

The vitriol that welled up so visibly and disturbingly in that crowd Wednesday night symbolized the unusual place that Trump's own rhetoric has gotten him into.

We have watched Trump's "instincts" steer him to a comfort zone that causes discomfort, even to many of his

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