Financial columnist for Los Angeles Times 1990-2011, now freelance writer (investing, mkts, econ) in LA. Ohioan by birth, Californian by necessity.

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And yet, "The same poll found that most voters overall find Trump to be intelligent and a strong person." Strong, as in "in your face," sure. But intelligent? How are they defining that?  https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-01-16/trump-ends-1st-year-with-lowest-average-approval-rating?__twitter_impression=true 
The price we pay for having a xenophobe in the White House. Foreign-tourist spending may not matter much where Trump's base lives, but it's a big deal for American cities.  http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/16/news/economy/travel-tourism-us-world/index.html?sr=twmoney011618travel-tourism-us-world0703PMVODtopLink&linkId=47009004 
The price we pay for having a xenophobe in the White House. Foreign-tourist spending may not matter much where Trump's base lives, but it's a big deal for American cities.  https://twitter.com/bpolitics/status/952988802259316737   http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/16/news/economy/travel-tourism-us-world/index.html?sr=twmoney011618travel-tourism-us-world0703PMVODtopLink&linkId=47009004 
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