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Democrats risk misreading the meaning of the midterms

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

Whether last November's 40-seat pickup by Democrats in the House of Representatives represented a convincing win or an underperformance, it most certainly was not a repudiation of Donald Trump - any more than Trump's victory in 2016 represented a dramatic shift in America's values, beliefs or principles.

In 2016, as Trump's victory was becoming clear, CNN's Van Jones declared : "This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was whitelash against a black president in part. And that's ...