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Bill Moyers keynote at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary Gala
Journalist Bill Moyers delivers the keynote address at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary Gala. For more information, visit http://www.citizen.org/40gala.
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
If Bank of America is "too big to fail," we should break it up. Sign the petition at http://www.citizen.org/break-up-bank-of-america.
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TPP = Corporate Power Tool of the 1%
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being negotiated in secret and the stakes for the 99% couldn't be higher. Go to www.TPP2012.com and click on TAKE ACTION today. Share Public Citizen Global Trade Watch's song parody to the tune of Jackson 5's ABC with friends and family and encourage them to take action too! Follow us @PCGTW and the hashtag #TPP2012. Together, we can STOP the TPP! Have you heard? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could: -offshore millions of jobs, -free Wall Street and its banksters from oversight, -reduce Internet freedom, -ban policies needed to create green jobs and rebuild local economies, -decrease access to medicine by extending drug company monopolies, -empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards, such as tobacco control and clean air and water regulations. Closed-door talks are on-going between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam; with countries like Japan and China potentially joining later. 600 corporate advisors have access to the text, while the public, Members of Congress, journalists, and civil society are excluded. And so far what we know about what's in there is very scary! But there's still time to organize to shine a light on the horrors of the TPP and convince our governments to instead pursue policies that benefit the 99% in our countries. Watch this video and then take action by signing our petition calling for an end to secrecy in the TPP negotiations and learn more at www.TPP2012.com.
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Help us turn this video into an ad on Fox News to expose Trump's betrayal
Donate now to help us run this as an ad on Fox & Friends the morning of Trump's State of the Union: https://www.bit.ly/2Ga8q2g | We'll be cutting it down to 30 seconds and doing a voiceover.
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Forced Arbitration Is a Get Out of Jail Free Card for Big Banks
Public Citizen, Americans for Financial Reform and their allies are defending limits on forced arbitration from congressional attack with a special delivery to all 100 U.S. Senate offices: a mock “Get-Out-of-Jail-Free” card for the banks inspired by the board game Monopoly. An activist dressed as the billionaire Monopoly Man led the delivery.
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Bernie Sanders' Speech at Public Citizen's 2018 Gala
We awarded U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders with Public Citizen’s Golden Boot Award in recognition of his career long commitment to fighting corporate power and holding government accountable.
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The Job-killing Korea Trade Deal: NAFTA with Korea
To learn more and take action, visit http://bit.ly/bbysLq.
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Women Who Work (to Make Ivanka's Clothes)
Ivanka Trump released a book touting women’s empowerment — but seems to forget about the #WomenWhoWork in Asia making clothes for her company.
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What We Do at Public Citizen
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Help Us Run This Ad on Fox News to Expose Trump’s Corruption
Donate NOW to help us get this ad on Fox News and to fight Trump’s corruption: http://bit.ly/2hbqXPE
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Public Citizen: 40 Years of Progress
Public Citizen staff both past and present comment on forty years of progress fighting to ensure that the voices of the people are heard in the Halls of Power.
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Senate Hearing on Citizens United
Sign the petition to keep corporate money and secret cash out of our elections by visiting http://democracyisforpeople.org/. A recent Supreme Court decision threatens the very foundations of our democracy. By opening the floodgates to corporate spending in our elections, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission gives corporations and the mega-wealthy a disproportionate amount of political influence. As 2012 campaign spending shoots to unprecedented heights, the interests of average Americans are being drowned out by non-stop negative ads and manipulative robo-calls. A democracy for sale is not a real democracy. Fortunately, the work of nearly 2 million grassroots activists is paying off as the U.S. Senate held a hearing to consider a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. This footage is from that hearing. We hope you enjoy it and are inspired to join the fight to take back our democracy. For more info please visit: www.DemocracyIsForPeople.org and United4ThePeople.org. Follow @RuleByUs and use and follow the hashtag #Democracy4Sale to help put a spotlight on the need for an amendment. And, like us here: www.facebook.com/DemocracyIsForPeople. Music by Dev Iyer Video Design by Neil Heckman
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Ralph Nader speaks at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary Gala
Ralph Nader, founder of Public Citizen, speaks at the organization's 40th Anniversary Gala. For more information, visit http://www.citizen.org/40gala.
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D.C. travel tips for the Rally to Restore Sanity
http://www.citizen.org If you are in D.C. for Jon Stewart's and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity, here's a few important tips to make all of our lives a little more pleasant this weekend.
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Stop Infant Formula Marketing in Healthcare Facilities
Sign the petition: http://pubc.it/dtpInFo Public Citizen recently launched a campaign to stop infant formula marketing in healthcare facilities. To learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.citizen.org/infant-formula. Video by Dana Gittings, Public Citizen.
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Dr. Stephanie Waggel on Resident Working Hours
Dr. Stephanie Waggel, a former medical resident, speaks here in support of a limit on the number of hours that medical residents and interns can work. Here story is riveting, and we encourage you to take action by following the links at the end of the video.
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Public Citizen President Rob Weissman calls for Medicare for all
"It's the realists who call for a single-payer system. It is the realists who say the time is coming sooner rather than later. If we want to cover everyone, the realistic option is single-payer Medicare for all. If we want cost control, the realistic option is single-payer Medicare for all. If we want choice of doctor for everyone, the realistic option is single-payer Medicare for all. If we want to have preventative medicine, the realistic option is single-payer Medicare for all. It's going to take work to get there, but we are going to get there." - Robert Weissman On July 31st, 2013, Public Citizen President Robert Weissman spoke out for Medicare for all along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Mark Takano and Rep. John Conyers, along with academics and physicians, at a rally on the 48th anniversary of Medicare. Expanding Medicare to cover all Americans would save $3 trillion over a decade, along with countless lives. See more information here: http://pubc.it/MedforAll
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Deepak Gupta on AT&T v. Concepcion
http://www.citizen.org Public Citizen attorney Deepak Gupta argued on behalf of consumers today before the U.S. Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion. The case has grave implications for consumers. If AT&T wins it could mean the end of class-action lawsuits.
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Drs. Mike Carome and Sid Wolfe call for higher ethics standards at HHS (Part 1)
(See parts 2 and 3 for perspectives from families impacted by the unethical HHS study and from other medical experts.) On Wednesday, August 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a rare public forum in response to growing controversy around an issue raised by Public Citizen - we are exposing HHS-funded studies that pose great risk to premature infants without the fully informed consent of the babies' parents. We held a 20 minute press conference outside HHS featuring our Health Research group experts, families of babies subjected to unethical testing, and experts in medical ethics and law - then HHS called police to have us leave the premises. Below are some quotes from the press conference: "Risks of harm including death weren't disclosed to the parents when they enrolled their children... because of these types of consent deficiencies, the parents who enrolled their babies in this trial were deprived of the opportunity to provide informed consent for the research -- and that fundamentally made the research unethical... The parents in the SUPPORT study deserve an apology, and they deserve to be told what actually happened in this experiment." - Dr. Michael Carome, Director, Public Citizen's Health Research Group "The conflict boils down to one thing -- is this standard of care, usual care, individualized care -- or is it research? By not informing patients what's going on, many of the patients thought it was individualized care, standardized care. None of the consent forms mentioned the risk of death from low oxygen... Carrie and Shawn Pratt were denied the autonomy, when they were asked to participate, to make an informed decision about participating in the SUPPORT study." -- Dr. Sidney Wolfe, Founder/Senior Adviser, Public Citizen's Health Research Group Last week, Public Citizen publicized the existence of another, similar trial that also poses known serious risks to premature babies, but researchers are not fully informing the parents about those risks when seeking consent. Called the Transfusion of Prematures (TOP) trial, it is designed to determine which of two strategies for treating anemia with blood transfusions is more likely to result in death or neurologic injury in extremely premature infants who develop anemia (low blood hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to the body). The trial is just beginning. Read more about it here: http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/pressroomredirect.cfm?ID=3965 Public Citizen is calling for: 1) HHS to immediate halt the TOP trial and direct OHRP to open an investigation into the trial; 2) OHRP to develop a plan to contact the parents of subjects already enrolled in the trial and provide them with full information about the risks, purpose and nature of the research; 3) an independent investigation of the HHS system for review and oversight of HHS-funded human subject research; and 4) a suspension of any other similar studies currently being funded by NIH or any other HHS agency. Go here for more about the days' events: http://www.citizen.org/hrg2152
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Bernie Sanders on Working with Public Citizen
Watch Bernie Sanders' full speech at Public Citizen's 2018 Gala here: https://youtu.be/-81eB7XUZ28
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CEC Responds to TCEQ Permit for Las Brisas Coal Plant
Members of the Clean Economy Coalition Jerry Sansing and Hal Suter respond to the decision from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to grant an air permit for the Las Brisas coal plant proposed for Corpus Christi.
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An Honest Campaign Ad: "Donald Trump's Corruption of America"
We turned Trump’s "drain the swamp" campaign ad on its head to expose who he really is — a corporatist, not a populist. We plan to air it on Fox and Friends on December 13 to hold the president-elect accountable.
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Rep. Keith Ellison supports Medicare for all
"For 48 years we've said for America's elderly, we are not going to allow them to suffer and not have the healthcare they need, alone. We're going to step up as a society and say that we're going to make sure our seniors are well taken care of. Medicare is a single-payer system; it works. And you know what, millions of seniors across this country are healthier, stronger and are living longer because of it. Now if Medicare is good for seniors, why isn't it good for you and me?" On July 31st, 2013, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was one of several congress members, advocates, physicians and researchers to speak at a rally on the 48th anniversary of Medicare, in support of expanding Medicare to cover all Americans. Doing so would save $3 trillion over a decade, as well as countless lives. See more information here: http://pubc.it/MedforAll
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The Koch Government
The Koch brothers have infiltrated the Trump administration. Learn more: http://corporatepresidency.org/Koch/
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Tom "Smitty" Smith on Radioactive Waste Dump in Texas
Tom "Smitty" Smith, Director of Public Citizen's Texas office, talks about the dangers of a proposed radioactive waste dump and related legislation (SB 1504) that will come up for a vote this coming Tuesday, May 17 at the Texas legislature. See this background video for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj-pFopkOfQ On Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/23708295
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Public Citizen briefing on AT&T v Concepcion
http://www.citizen.org Public Citizen President Robert Weissman and Deepak Gupta, a Public Citizen attorney, give a telephone press briefing to provide background on the argument in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Nov. 9. The court will decide whether companies can deny consumers and employees the right to band together through class actions to fight fraud, discrimination and other illegal practices. AT&T argues that the courts must enforce the fine print of its contracts that ban class actions. Public Citizen attorney Deepak Gupta will argue before the court on behalf of consumers, claiming that the contracts are unconscionable and unenforceable. If AT&T wins, not only will it be difficult for AT&T's customers to hold that company accountable for its actions, but also for people with civil rights, labor, consumer and other kinds of claims that stem from corporate wrongdoing. Dozens of organizations, including leading civil rights and consumer groups, have filed briefs asking the court not to allow corporations to ban class actions. The briefs and other information about the case are available at http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/concepcion/. When a large number of consumers have claims for small amounts, it is not feasible to pursue the claims without a class action. Concepcion is exactly that kind of case. The Concepcions allege that AT&T illegally charged them $30.11. Multiplied by the number of AT&T's California customers alone, the allegations implicate ill-gotten gains in the millions of dollars. But if consumers can litigate the claims only one by one, no one will do so, and AT&T will keep the proceeds of its illegal activity.
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Dr. Sidney Wolfe: FDA took too long to ban Darvon
http://www.citizen.org Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, says the FDA's decision to ban propoxyphene (the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet) took far too long and caused unnecessary deaths.
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Robert Weissman at McCutcheon v FEC Rally
Is America a plutocracy or a democracy? Public Citizen President Robert Weissman speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8, 2013, as McCutcheon v FEC was being argued.
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Public Citizen's Dr. Michael Carome on unethical clinical trial
Dr. Michael Carome, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, explains why an ongoing clinical trial involving medical residents should be suspended.
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EPA infographic
A film by Emily Muller, a student at FIDM Digital Arts.
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Stop Tarsands Oil Pipelines - Jim and Audrey Speak Out Against the Pipeline in Texas
Landowners Threatened by Canadian Tarsands Pipeline Meet Audrey and Jim Thornton, two of the landowners who have the threat of a Canadian tarsands pipeline proposed to run through their land. Tarsands crude is many times more concentrated with toxins and carcinogens than typical, Texas, crude oil. Like just about every other land-owner along the pipeline route, the Thorntons have been threatened with imminent domain if they do not sign a deal with TransCanada - the company building the pipeline. Like most people, the Thorntons don't think it is right that a foreign company can come into the United States (and Texas) and use the threat of imminent domain to force landowners into a contract. And, like many others, the Thorntons have quickly learned the vast extent of the negative impacts such a pipeline would have not only on folks like them, but the world in general.
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Break Up Bank Of America
Sign the petition at http://www.citizen.org/break-up-bank-of-america
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Election Security Webinar
Learn more about what the election security threats are specifically and the clear solutions needed at the state and local level nationwide.
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Jim Hightower speaks at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary Gala
Public Citizen board member Jim Hightower speaks at the organization's 40 Anniversary Gala. For more information, visit: http://www.citizen.org/40gala.
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#J21 Occupy the Corporations: Citizens United has got to go!
On the anniversary of Citizens United vs. FEC, the Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate political spending, people (REAL people) from around the United States of America took to the streets to Occupy Corporations and call attention to the need for a constitutional amendment overturning the ruling. Join the movement: DemocracyIsForPeople.org. | Music: "Touched By Fire" by Peter Maybarduk www.Maybarduk.com | Editing: Asher Platts.
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Shareholder Protection Act Introduction
This is the introduction of the Shareholder Protection Act. Filmed on the Hill on July 13, 2011 featuring in this order: Senator Robert Menedez, Congressman Michael Capuano, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Public Citizen Congress Watch division Deputy Director Lisa Gilbert.
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#CU5 Rally Keith Ellison (Minnesota Rep.)
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#J21 Occupy the Corporations on the anniversary of Citizens United!
Join the movement to overturn Citizens United v FEC and stop the corporate buy out of our democracy! Public Citizen's Democracy is For the People Campaign explains why on January 21, 2012 activists across the nation will be challenging the idea of corporate personhood in unity with the United For the People coalition. Go to www.citizen.org/occupy-the-corporations for more info. Follow @RuleByUs for tweets highlighting the best reporting on campaign cash and sampling of coalition partners and anniversary action endorsers. Register your event at http://pubc.it/J21register. And, don't forget to upload your occupation directly after and email the link to engage (at) citizen dot org! Got questions? Email amendment (at) citizen dot org!
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President Trump Inc. explainer
A look into how Donald Trump's "separation" from his businesses was merely cosmetic.
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Members of Congress speak out against TPP
Members of U.S. House of Representatives speak on floor to say: not so fast on TPP! On eve of Ministerial meeting in Singapore aimed at making a closing deal, Representatives say TPP will be dead on arrival in Congress, lay out the many threats it poses.
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Congressional International Trade Forum on 9-10-14 feat. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
As the Office of the United States Trade Representative rushes to finalize a new 12 nation trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman George Miller held an International Trade Forum on 9-10-14. The forum addressed the legacy of past multinational free trade agreements in the U.S., as well as the potential effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that the Obama Administration is currently rushing to finalize. It featured a keynote address by world renowned economics professor Jeffrey Sachs, and was followed by two panels of expert analysts discussing the agreement’s impact on jobs, wages, income inequality, domestic businesses, product prices, and consumer safety. Panelists included: • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and former chief economic advisor to Vice President Biden • Janet Mills, State of Maine Attorney General • Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO • KJ Hertz, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP • Debbie Barker, International Programs Director, Center for Food Safety
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Public Citizen's Robert Weissman at the Congressional Summit to overturn Citizens United v FEC
Sign the petition: www.DemocracyIsForPeople.org if you agree that money should not equal speech and consider joining the hundreds of members of congress, state legislators, local represenatives and grassroots activists who have come out in favor of a constitutional amendment and in support of Resolutions Week (www.ResolutionsWeek.org), which is coming up on the week of June 11, 2012. Don't like the fact that after the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to unlimited political donations it's #Democracy4Sale in the U.S.A.? Then join the movement to say, "Democracy for sale?! Not in THIS town!" by visiting http://pubc.it/ResWeek TODAY! Together, we must, can and WILL pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and restore our democracy to what it was meant to be-- for the people, by the people!
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Robert Weissman Statement on the Senate Amendment Vote
Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, on the historic first vote in the Senate on the Democracy for All Amendment.
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Money Out Voters In!
Not involved yet? Visit DemocracyIsForPeople.org, because it's time to get "money out, voters in." Like the music? Support Public Citizen's own rock star in residence by visiting www.Maybarduk.com and buying some tunes! This video offers a snapshot of people across the nation who joined a nationwide movement to get "money in, voters out" in a weekend of activities coinciding with MLK Day, President Barack Obama's second inauguration and the third anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" that opened the floodgates to unlimited spending to influence our elections. For those of you in the movement, thank you! You are amazing. Please share this widely. Together, we will win this fight. More info: www.DemocracyIsForPeople.org / www.Citizen.org.
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Tyson Slocum on Gas Prices and Speculation
TAKE ACTION to rein in speculators: http://pubc.it/StopSpec Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen's Energy Program director, says whether gas prices are up or down, the American people are still getting ripped off by Wall Street speculators and others who are investing in dirty energy (think fracking and coal). Go to www.citizen.org for more info on Public Citizen or to reach an expert like Tyson Slocum. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PublicCitizen Twitter: http://twitter.com/public_citizen
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Gas Prices: Beyond Supply and Demand
Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, explains the cost of gasoline from oil well to pump; exposes how Wall Street artificially drives up gas prices; identifies the ways American consumers can fight back against Big Oil and financial speculators; and answers activists questions about the pressing issues related to our dependency on oil.
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Dodging (Happy parody)
The GOP tax plan is nothing but a scam! We're sick and tired of corporate tax-dodging, so Public Citizen staffers created this parody song video.
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Portman - Lethal Lunchboxes
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We're Running this Ad on Fox & Friends to Expose Trump's Betrayal
Much like other populist plutocrats who have come to power around the world, Trump used anti-elite rhetoric to gain office, then performed an about-face to govern for the benefit of the very elites he derided as a candidate.
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