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Commentary: Trump's vulgarity has turned this White House watcher into a strict conservative. No, not that kind

Donald Trump has converted me into an unrepentant and unwavering conservative.

No, I haven't started wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat or acquired other Trumpian paraphernalia. I've become a conservative in an institutional rather than ideological sense.

All the president's norm-breaking and tradition-tossing make this nonpartisan White House watcher yearn for the past, when time-honored customs and practices helped shape the conduct of this nation's chief executive.

Reverence for the office and what it represents in the

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