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On victory lap in Alabama, Trump rallies his base, but is he building bridges?

On victory lap in Alabama, Trump rallies his base, but is he building bridges?

He strode out on a catwalk at a football stadium here to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama." A 50-foot cedar tree, which aides installed behind his stage with a crane, was decorated in Christmas ornaments larger than a human head. His crowd, thousands deep, held up familiar signs ("Make America Great Again") and reprised signature chants ("Lock her up!").

"This is where it all began," President-elect Donald Trump exhorted, basking in the adulation of the Alabamans who had come to see him Saturday afternoon in the same stadium where 16 months earlier he staged the first electric mega-rally of his improbable campaign.

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