When I hear that a politician is “pivoting,” I think of basketball. Once a player stops dribbling, he must anchor his actions on a pivot foot.

So, if Donald Trump is pivoting, in what is his pivot foot anchored? I believe it’s his basic, core, fundamental beliefs and attitudes. Those don’t change. Because the pivot foot can’t move, the player can twist, turn and look for teammates, but moving the pivot foot is a foul.

So, I see Trump’s pivoting as a flurry of twisting and turning, but no real movement … just words, or in basketball terms, trash talking.

Mark Schwartz