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How long can Trump's art of deflection work?

"Whataboutism" is running rampant in the White House these days.

What's that, you may ask. It's a Cold War-era term for a form of logical jujitsu that helps you win arguments by changing the subject.

When Soviet leaders were questioned about human rights violations, for example, they might've come back with, "Well, what about the Negroes you are lynching in the South?"

That's not an argument, of course. It is a deflection to an entirely different issue. It is a naked attempt to

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