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Edit: Idaho all forgiving re: Trump

In his editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments that Idaho will forgive GOP presidential candidate Donald for anything, well almost anything:

For five years, Donald Trump has been the face and voice of the birther movement - the smear that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii or anywhere else in the U.S. and therefore was not qualified to hold his office.

Finally, after what the New York Times called "five years of dodging, winking and joking," Trump bowed to political pressure Friday and announced: "President Obama was born in the United States, period."

For more than a year, Trump defined himself by promising to deport 11 million undocumented workers and build a wall along the southern border to keep them out. Then last month, he returned from Mexico and - his rhetoric not withstanding - softened his stance just enough to call for the immediate expulsion of some 2 million undocumented workers who have committed crimes in the U.S.

It hardly made a ripple in Idaho. More here.

Question: Can you imagine what would happen in Idaho if Trump embraced any form of gun control?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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