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TRANSITION 2017 // Trump rejected a conference held by white supremacists and neo-Nazis over the weekend. “I disavow and condemn them,” Trump told reporters. http://cvote.it/2gI5H7w
MEDIA // “Why does the March for Life, a rally that attracts tens of thousands of pro-life Americans to Washington every year, get less prominent media coverage than a fringe neo-Nazi gathering?” For the answer: http://cvote.it/2g0QCJU
WATERBOARDING // Trump is apparently backing away from supporting waterboarding after having a conversation with General Mattis about the subject. Trump told reporters: “He said, ‘I’ve never found it to be useful.'” He said that the former general told him, “Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple beers and I’ll do better.” Trump is considering naming Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. http://cvote.it/2gHWYCm
RUST BELT BREXIT // Rust Belt Democrats broke for Trump because they thought Hillary Clinton cared more about bathrooms than jobs. http://cvote.it/2gI0Tz5
QUOTE OF THE WEEK // The Washington Post asked people all across the country why they voted for Trump. They printed 29 answers. This is what Marc Gratkowski of Scranton, Pa., said: “I favor Donald Trump’s ideas on trade, his potential Supreme Court nominees, and his support for inner cities and educational opportunities. The WikiLeaks documents provided the most important reasons for defeating Hillary Clinton: her campaign’s vile ‘Catholic Spring’ revolution to weaken my church, and her foundations’s links to foreign money, especially from the Uranium One deal and from countries that have provided funding to the Islamic State. But the ‘Catholic Spring’ and her campaign’s response to this revelation would have been enough on their own.” http://cvote.it/2gI8u0l