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July 18, 2016

Trump Now Emphasizing Variation on Campaign Theme: "Make America Safe Again"

He had been using the "Make America Safe Again" variant with respect to foreign-inspired terrorists -- but now he's increasingly using it to refer to terrorists inspired by the radical domestic group #BlackLivesMatter.

I don't know if this will work. America is an extremely PC country now.

But we'll see.

When we were putting the program together, we were talking about it from a national security standpoint, but we also felt that lawlessness in the cities is something that we needed to focus on," Manafort said. "So we're going to address that in the program, and unfortunately it's even more appropriate tomorrow."

Indeed it is. The question for Trump, who came of age in a time when Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew promised to restore law and order in the violent and chaotic year of 1968, is whether calls for order will have the same force in a demographically different America. Newt Gingrich, a finalist for Trump's vice presidential running mate — and who came of age in the same time — believes it will.

"It's the law-and-order candidate versus the Black Lives Matter candidate," Gingrich told me in a phone interview Sunday. "Barack Obama has put together the worst race relations in years, and Hillary Clinton has been pandering to Black Lives Matter."






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