Trump Courts Democratic Voters

President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump has demonstrated considerable electioneering shrewdness. His pattern is to loudly announce controversial programs that disappear or become highly modified after achieving the desired short-term headlines. The first weeks of March saw Trump working in this mode.

On the eve of a campaign tour set for Pennsylvania, Trump unexpectedly announced he would be raising the tariff on steel to 25% and the tariff on aluminum to 10%. He assured the public this would result in an economic boom in American …

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