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Trump “first”?

By Peter H. Salus

I keep track of things.  I read a lot.  I have a good memory.

So … when I read Trump’s tweet that he was elected “President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!” on 6 January, I wondered.

After all, I recalled that in October 1999 Trump had announced his candidacy (on the Reform ticket.  I recalled his stating that Oprah Winfrey would be his ideal Vice-presidential running mate.  His platform, as I recalled, centered on reducing the debt, fair trade and universal healthcare.  Throughout his four-month campaign Trump attacked Pat Buchanan as a “Hitler-lover.”

It must all be a delusion.

2016 was Trump’s first candidacy.