The surreal experience of Donald Trump co-opting my writing for campaign propaganda

Let's hope this is as weird as this election gets

When words are twisted.
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Five years ago, when I first moved from South Africa to Washington, D.C., I lived in a crummy basement room in Silver Spring, Maryland, and worked at an unpaid internship. I made a bit of cash tutoring organic chemistry on the side, but not nearly enough to prevent my pitiful bank balance from dwindling down like an action movie bomb timer on fast-forward.

If you'd told me then that in 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump would be using something I had written in a campaign advertisement, I wouldn't have been able to believe it, no matter what kind of proof you presented. Shootfire, I can barely believe it now. But lo and behold:

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