He will deflect questions, learn a dozen ways to say no comment—the usual panoply of press secretary tricks.
And perhaps most important, to deflect criticism and mollify opponents with politesse and wit.
Bullivant says the bulletproof panel was designed to deflect 95% of the weapons used in major mass shootings since 1991.
“Everything” might not be an implausible answer, but Newt jumped in to deflect the question before she could take a whack at it.
Crider tells me that Younous confessed to wild charges to deflect attention from his brother, who was released from Gitmo in 2004.
And each time he tries to rise above that passion, the reappearance of the woman is sufficient to deflect him from his purpose.
That rebuke of Barber's seemed to deflect Cis's interest from the rooms to herself.
His inductive electrical machine could deflect a magnet and decompose iodide of potash.
It would have taken more time than we had to deflect us enough to avoid a smash.
Would it be possible to deflect his course, and make for the next station eastwards?