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The lesson for the Right: Trump picked a conservative judge because he had to

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump provided his list and his promise because conservatives were willing to support him if he would make that promise, and to oppose him if he would not. Trump kept his promise because he suspects that still, many conservatives will support him for keeping it, and would oppose him if he broke it. The lesson is obvious. Conservatives should remain independent from the president and shouldn’t let the man determine their views, one way or another. The commentator or activist who gets on the Trump Train, and the one who declares he will never give any support both sacrifice their leverage.