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Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television host who suggested last year he might have to jump in the presidential race himself in order to save America, endorsed Mitt Romney today in Las Vegas.

The news came as something of a surprise, as Newt Gingrich, the insurgent outsider and culture warrior, seemed the more natural fit for Trump’s style. But the Donald has apparently gone pragmatic as he’s aged.

Romney called the endorsement a “surreal” moment and bizarrely suggested that the erratic, birther Trump — known for taking on excessive debt at his new projects — was a better businessman than he, the celebrated private equity titan. Presumably this is because Trump has a few million more dollars than he in net assets?

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Marchers at January 22 anti-vaccination demonstration in Washington, D.C>

Back when it was first gaining traction in the 1990s, the anti-vaccination movement was largely considered a far-left thing, attracting believers ranging from barter-fair hippies to New Age gurus and their followers to “holistic medicine” practitioners. And it largely remained that way … until 2020 and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington, D.C., however, showed us, there’s no longer anything even remotely left-wing about the movement. Populated with Proud Boys and “Patriot” militiamen, QAnoners and other Alex Jones-style conspiracists who blithely indulge in Holocaust relativism and other barely disguised antisemitism, and ex-hippies who now spout right-wing propaganda—many of them, including speakers, encouraging and threatening violence—the crowd at the National Mall manifested the reality that “anti-vaxxers” now constitute a full-fledged far-right movement, and a potentially violent one at that.

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