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Seemingly trying to repair his reputation after being fired this week as the manager of a building with his name on it, the Donald offered $5 million to the presidential candidate who'd be the first to present a way out: a plan that'd address how working people can compete with the job and income loss wrought by the rush toward globalization and automation. "Many of the bedrock assumptions of American culture—about work, progress, fairness and optimism—are being shaken as successive generations worry about the prospect of declining living standards," Trump said. "No question, perhaps, is more central to the country's global standing than whether the economy will perform better on that score in the future than it has in the past."
Oh shit, you know what? My bad. That's actually an NYT piece by David Leonhardt. (New Yorkers! So easy to get confused.) Trump offered, Larry Flynt style, $5 million to the first person who could get some college-era dirt on Barack Obama. Well, no harm, no foul.