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Trump tries to echo Reagan, but leaves out an essential element: Optimism

Donald Trump sought to evoke Ronald Reagan from his first answer in the presidential debate, but as he has throughout the campaign, he left out Reagan’s elemental quality: optimism. In Trump’s words Monday night, American jobs “are being stolen from us,” blacks and Latinos are “living in hell”...

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