Yes, in the chess game of politics money is king, but the deadly queen is xenophobia, anger and hate being the ultimate unifying forces. She was the piece in the game with which Trump trounced his Republican competition, and now the party is terrified of him.

Perhaps Trump’s threatening to kill hundreds of thousands of jobs with an aluminum and steel tariff will but some backbone in the GOP leadership.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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