Trump is a national security risk – and still Republicans back him | Walter Shapiro

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The Great Jared Kushner Clearance Caper is just the latest affair to prove this presidency is a danger to America

Dating back to the cold war, voters have stubbornly clung to the image of Republicans as unflinching patriots and Democrats as feckless security risks. That was the political subtext of the angry chants of “Lock her up” at Donald Trump campaign rallies, which were often led by future felon and defrocked national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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