meaning of "foil"

Fujibei

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What does the word "foil" mean in the following quote from the New York Times?
My dictionary gives many meanings and I'm at a loss which one to apply here.
Some Republican strategists say Mr. Trump might be missing an opportunity to be seen standing up to anti-Trump sentiment. “You’d be well served to come to California and speak to his base back in Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania,” said Rob Stutzman, a California Republican strategist who works out of Sacramento. “This is a president that loves foils,” Mr. Stutzman said. “California would be a great foil for him.”

 
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Look at definition 3 under "Foil - noun" here. (It's the one that mentions a comedian, in case you can't find it initially.)
 
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