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Rahm Emanuel's advice for 2020 Dems: "Don't sink to Trump's level"

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Rahm Emanuel — former Chicago mayor, and President Obama's first White House chief of staff — argues in a WashPost op-ed that the paradoxical split-screen of impeachment and USMCA compromise with President Trump earlier this month "presents Democrats with an opportunity" for 2020.

Why it matters: He believes Americans "are in search of someone who will provide a more accurate picture of how much we agree on, someone who will shine a light on how we can rise above the conflicts that divide us."

His 2020 game plan: "Rather than try to win the political Hunger Games, we would be better off promising a vision that brings the country together around a common cause and common purpose."

  • "The surest path to victory is to prevent Trump from playing the victim or anti-establishment outsider — and to ensure that we never let him infect our message with his invective."

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