When Trump was running for office in 2016, I knew that he would mostly govern as a normal Republican or neoliberal centrist, with a rhetorically leftward turn on a few issues (trade, gays, foreign policy, etc.), and that his more rightward rhetoric was mostly a bone thrown to the populist-right. In May of 2016, he gave an interview to Megyn Kelly where he mentioned “tax cuts” and “rebuilding the military” (i.e. standard Republican talking points) as his main priorities.
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