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Ronald Reagan

Do Trump supporters care about Reagan?

Do Trump supporters care about Reagan?

There are two kinds of conservatives in the Republican Party now: those who still invoke the memory of Ronald Reagan, and those who see more value in Trumpism.

At last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, traditionalist conservatives, including Vice President Mike Pence and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, named Reagan as the model they wanted to emulate. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union referred to the 40th president as “St. Ronald.”

When President Trump spoke at the conference on Friday, he never mentioned Reagan’s name at all.  Neither did Stephen K. Bannon, the president's chief theoretician....