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For Obama's legacy, a few bright spots with Trump as nominee

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, May 08 2016 May 8, 2016 May 08, 2016 1:57 PM May 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

WASHINGTON - There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse.

Trump's ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama's main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over.

Trump's policy prescriptions are full of contradictions and short on specifics, but in general they're closer to Obama's than those of Ted Cruz and Trump's former GOP rivals.

Cruz steadfastly opposes Obama's outreach to Cuba, while Trump says it's "fine," though he'd have handled it differently.

Trump's even embraced a few key elements of Obama's health law.

On gay and transgender rights, Trump's tone has been softer than that of Cru and most of the other former Republicans contenders.

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