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The Mysterious Disappearance of Candidate Trump

After 50 days in the White House, the president’s heterodox brand of populism is already melting into traditional conservatism.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

President Donald Trump ran for office as a heterodox conservative, mixing far-right nationalism with promises to protect the safety net for the poor and middle class. But his first 50 days show glimpses of a fairly traditional conservative policy, which often puts the interests of the rich over the needs of the poor and middle class.

Before signing any major pieces of legislation, Trump has put his name to several executive orders that have frozen or reversed regulations on

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