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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:02 PM

Trump uses U.N. meeting to wage domestic political attack on Biden

Source: Washington Post

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Trump uses U.N. meeting to wage domestic political attack on Biden

By Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker, and Ashley Parker
September 23 at 8:20 PM

UNITED NATIONS — A defiant President Trump on Monday turned the U.N. General Assembly, where foreign leaders converged to confront climate change and other global pandemics, into the backdrop for an assault on a domestic political opponent.

Kicking off four days of international diplomacy here, Trump repeatedly defended his conduct in pressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate unsubstantiated allegations of corruption by former vice president Joe Biden and his family.

Trump used his meetings with heads of state to flay Biden, celebrate his personal attorney’s altercations and tend to his media feuds. For instance, he argued during a sit-down with the Polish president that if Biden were a Republican, the news media would have him in “the electric chair by right now.”

Trump’s head-turning visit to the United Nations came as scrutiny of his conversation with Zelensky intensifies in Washington. House Democrats demanded to see a transcript of the call as well as the intelligence officer’s whistleblower complaint that brought it to light, and argued that Trump’s alleged conduct represents an abuse of power and could be grounds for impeachment.
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Rucker and Parker reported from Washington. Seung Min Kim in New York and John Wagner in Washington contributed to this report.

Anne Gearan is a White House correspondent for The Washington Post, with a focus on foreign policy and national security. She covered the Hillary Clinton campaign and the State Department for The Post before joining the White House beat. She joined the paper in 2012. Follow https://twitter.com/agearan

Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter. Follow https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker

Ashley Parker is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, among other things. Follow https://twitter.com/ashleyrparker

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-uses-un-meeting-to-wage-domestic-political-attack-on-biden/2019/09/23/869169d2-de1e-11e9-b199-f638bf2c340f_story.html

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mahatmakanejeeves Sep 23 OP
bucolic_frolic Sep 23 #1
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 23 #2
demtenjeep Sep 23 #3
George II Sep 24 #7
jcgoldie Sep 24 #8
Frances Sep 23 #4
Roy Rolling Sep 24 #5
Lady_Chat Sep 24 #6
intrepidity Sep 24 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:24 PM

1. Dark place to see electric chair for potential opponent

kind of a dated analogy too. Or maybe that's where he sees himself?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:39 PM

2. I'd like to see HIM there.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:50 PM

3. what did he mean by calling the media fredo?

Is that another mafia reference?

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:26 AM

7. It was a "fredioan slip", he was thinking of Eric at the time.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:16 AM

8. Its a Godfather reference that Trump is using as a racist smear against Italians

He was comparing Chris Cuomo to "Fredo", the weak brother in the Godfather who betrayed his family and his brother had him killed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 11:51 PM

4. Isn't death the penalty for treason?

And aren't we close to proving that Trump committed treason?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 01:03 AM

5. Methinks thou doth protest too much

What is it with Trump on a worldwide confessional tour? When has he ever been truthful about anything?

But I’m supposed to believe his version of the whistleblower allegations he is preventing the Congress from investigating? This reeks of the hide the Mueller Report song-and-dance all over again.

I wanna hear the complaint, I don’t ever believe Trump.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:53 AM

6. Trouble for Trump, most of those world leaders

have met and dealt with Biden diplomatically and realize what an ass Trump is in comparison. It's ironic,Trump trying to compare Biden to "Fredo"? (the not too bright son from the Godfather) When it was Trump who was laughed at, not with, by World Leaders last time he was at the UN

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:26 AM

9. Using his official platform for campaign purposes

Isn't there a law against that?

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