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Trump won’t change

Donald Trump reacts to a song during a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday.
Donald Trump reacts to a song during a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday. AP

The question now is: Which Donald Trump should run for president?

Should it be the vile, racist, sexist and every other kind of -ist you can think of Trump, who so enamored his information-challenged groupies during the primary?

Or should it be a toned down, more presidential version that actually won’t repulse much of America?

I don’t expect Trump to change.

By being as disgusting as he could – and by labeling those who called him out as politically correct – Trump secured the angry white man vote.

Considering that women, Hispanics and just about anybody else who actually has a coherent thought has been turned off by Trump, he should probably keep playing up to his lone constituency. If he loses the angry white man vote, he has nothing.

Will that be enough to win him the presidency? Not by a long shot.

But it will continue to get him tons of publicity, which is probably more important to Trump than the presidency.

He knows he is selling a bunch of garbage by trying to convince his robotic followers he can do things like build a wall and have Mexico pay for it.

But it gets him applause. And free publicity.

He won’t change. Being a joke candidate has gotten him plenty far already.

Gary Stein is a columnist for the (Ft. Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel.

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