Let Trumps be Trumps! On his pivotal, pivot-full day.

 

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Good morning Austin:

Donald Trump proved yesterday he knows how to pivot.

And how.

He did it yesterday. On his signature issue. Twice. In two nations. On both sides of the border. In Mexico City and in Phoenix.

It was not just Let Trump be Trump. It was Let Trumps be Trumps.

It was head-spinning. Mind-boggling. Stunning. Breathtaking. Epic. Awe-inspiring. Frightening.

He commanded two consecutive news cycles in a matter of hours, one on top of the other, each designed to send absolutely opposite messages to attract what seem to be mutually exclusive constituencies. And all, it seemed, without a blink, a blush or a hitch.

And it will either make him president. Or not.

 

 

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It was a very tough day for anyone with an early deadline.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/771192259798708224

 

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/771186767110156290

 

 

It was a very good day for Ann Coulter, who had suffered some bad days last week after Trump had suggested in Austin that he might be “softening” on immigration just as she was launching her book tour for her paean to  her idol.

 

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But that was last week.

https://twitter.com/mckaycoppins/status/771178236633939969

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Here was subdued, sober, diplomatic Trump in Mexico City.

I watched the Phoenix speech on a YouTube live stream.

Here was some of the often distressing comment stream that flowed along side it, edited mostly to avoid the frequent profanity.

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https://twitter.com/markmackinnon/status/771176062185201666

https://twitter.com/jartaylor/status/771175441252036609

 

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https://twitter.com/jartaylor/status/771178103590617088

 

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https://twitter.com/jartaylor/status/771177098937446404

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Jonathan Tilove

Jonathan Tilove is the Statesman's chief political writer. He was a Washington correspondent for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 2008 to 2012. Before that he covered race and immigration issues for Newhouse News Service for 18 years.

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