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It’s been a good six years, but Casem AbuLughod still remembers seeing it.

You probably saw it too, if you were spending any time scrolling Facebook or Twitter in 2016: A black and white meme of a young Donald Trump, supposedly saying the following about the possibility of a presidential run, way, way back in 1998: “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”