The Master Manipulator in the White House

FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Donald Trump appears to have figured out how presidential manipulation of politicians differs from head-of-a-family-owned business manipulation of business competitors. His deft handling of the Deferred Action for Children arrivals (DACA) issue left me breathless in admiration.

In one fell swoop, he pandered to the worst instincts of his base, put the Republican Party leadership in the Congress in a vice and probably saved the program.He partially immunized himself from the outrage his decision to end the program generated by having …

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