Donald Trump, Ryan Lochte and the politics of contrition

August 20, 2016 6:51 AM

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WASHINGTON — Add two fresh entries to the increasingly popular genre of non-apology apologies.

In a span of 15 hours, politician Donald Trump and Olympian Ryan Lochte both coughed up carefully crafted words of contrition — each without fully owning up to exactly what he’d done wrong.

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