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Trump Backfire

I am not necessarily opposed to negative campaigning. It can be a healthy part of debate to highlight possible flaws and contradictions in your opponent's arguments - and it has been a feature of history-making political and theological debates since ancient times. But attempting to smear your opponent by playing on bigotry and paranoid conspiracy theories is another matter. Trump thoroughly deserved this sharp counter-attack - I dread to think of this man becoming the leader of one of our nearest and dearest allies.

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