rhetoric over substance

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Overall, Trump’s appeal may not be rooted in what he says he’ll do — rather it’s in the rhetoric itself.

The wall and Muslim ban, for example, are unrealistic, said Sabato of the University of Virginia, "but both these pledges got Trump airborne and still sustain him. As long as non-college, blue-collar whites like the sound of these promises, Trump will keep repeating them."

Some of Trump’s positions are actually in line with those of Clinton, such as protecting Social Security and increased skepticism toward trade.

Trump’s lack of detailed pledges and firm stances may be advantageous.

"Voters generally do not punish candidates for being vague, and in partisan elections voters actually prefer ambiguous candidates over precise ones," Stanford University political scientists Michael Tomz and Robert Van Houweling found in a study. "The reason, we find, is that ambiguity allows voters to 'see what they want to see’ in members of their own party."

Trump himself put it best in February: "Everything is negotiable."


Donald Trump's top 10 campaign promises
 

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Trump lied and flimflammed his way to the White House - so how will he govern? We shall see...
 

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Trump lied and flimflammed his way to the White House - so how will he govern? We shall see...
stop your whining lakota....suck it up like the rest of us who did not care to see this guy there...its only 4 years....
 
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Trump lied and flimflammed his way to the White House - so how will he govern? We shall see...
to me , he is no different than Obama. He was the peoples choice, and deserves a chance.
 

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