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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:57 AM

George Santos told Brazilian media that he survived an assassination attempt, MSNBC reports

Source: Business Insider


Hannah Getahun and Matthew Loh Jan 24, 2023, 12:22 AM

  • NY Rep. George Santos claimed to Brazilian media that he was the victim of an attempted murder.

  • On the podcast Radio Novela Apresenta, he also said he was mugged in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue.

  • Santos said he was robbed of his briefcase, watch, and shoes, but did not provide a police report.

    Embattled New York Rep. George Santos told Brazilian media in December that he was the victim of a series of crimes, including an assassination attempt and a mugging on Fifth Avenue.

    In a clip uncovered by the "Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, Santos tells the podcast Radio Novela Apresenta that his home was vandalized in January of 2021 simply because he was a Republican.

    "I'm going to a New Year's Eve party with my husband. We go back to our house, it was vandalized because we were at a Republican Party in Florida in December 2020," Santos told the hosts, according to the Rachel Maddow Show translation. "So that's it. I've experienced vandalism."

    Santos then makes another claim: Someone tried to take his life.

    Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/george-santos-brazilian-media-assassination-attempt-2023-1
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    Reply George Santos told Brazilian media that he survived an assassination attempt, MSNBC reports (Original post)
    Judi Lynn Tuesday OP
    live love laugh Tuesday #1
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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:12 AM

    1. "Embattled" where? Coddled is more like it.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:14 AM

    2. What gives me the impression

    that this fact-free colostomy brain used to watch a lot of Bill O'Reilly?

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:40 AM

    3. And he said he needed and got police protection.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:52 AM

    4. he made similar claims in US

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:08 AM

    5. This guy is a one-man screenplay generator.

    He missed his calling. With creativity like this he should be in the arts. Not the Congress.

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    Response to mwb970 (Reply #5)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:59 AM

    29. He might yet sell his story (stories) to a publisher or film production company.

    If there's an advantageous angle anywhere, he'll exploit it.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:15 AM

    6. He can provide a police report for proof

    he'll just go type one up himself.

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    Response to KS Toronado (Reply #6)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:25 AM

    20. There is one but it shows he was the victim of a Brazilian wax

    This jackass is in charge of making laws for our country?

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:50 AM

    7. Exclusive: Rep. Santos describes assassination attempt, mugging in new video - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017799670

    Rachel Maddow shares exclusive video from Republican Rep. George Santos recording an interview with Brazilian podcast Rádio Novelo Apresenta in which he describes being the subject of an assassination attempt and a mugging, and explains his disdain for lying, at least in the context of immigration. - Aired on 01/23/2023.

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    Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:58 AM

    17. Was this before or after landing on the moon to discover a cure for cancer?

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    Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #17)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:13 AM

    19. He really is getting more bizarre by the day...

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    Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #19)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 10:46 AM

    24. Yep

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:29 AM

    8. New Flash: George Santos has Superman powers. . .can leap tall responsibility in a single jump

    Fights for truth (?), justice (?), and the American way (???????????????????)

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:39 AM

    9. The mugger even stole his shoes!

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:49 AM

    10. Trying to set up sympathy in Brazil in case he gets deported, maybe.

    Definitely a one man manipulator of media perception. It's almost as if he is an AI generated character in a dystopian game.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:55 AM

    11. FWIW, of all the lies he's been inventing lately,

    I suppose this could have a kernel of truth, at least by his perception:

    He might consider a simple jostle or shove on the subway to be an attempted mugging or getting his finger slammed in a cab door an assassination attempt.

    Right? I mean we are talking George Santos here.



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    Response to yonder (Reply #11)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:58 AM

    12. So, is he inventing his lies? or believing his lies?

    I say he's a liar for hire.

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    Response to ancianita (Reply #12)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:34 AM

    13. Good question. I suppose it has to be created before believed?

    Whether created out of thin air or grandly modified from something that actually does happen, something is getting traction for him.

    A DU'er today posted something that crossed my mind a few weeks ago: Maybe he's actually pranking folks? For whatever reason, he may be pulling off some monster Jon Lovitz/Andy Kaufman stunt. Punking the public because of some reward somewhere? Keeping the spotlight off the House and its intentions?

    Or maybe he can't help himself because of some disorder, in which case he needs to be evaluated and treated.

    More likely IMO, he's found a way in his life to defraud people and until now has been successful by flying below the radar and out of the spotlight.

    I gotta say I'm just throwing spitballs because I've never seen anything like this unless they're nuts or comedians.

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    Response to yonder (Reply #13)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:11 AM

    15. Good look at the possibilities here.

    I think we're all throwing spitballs. But here's the thing. We really have seen this before -- look at the groomed delusions that trumcult carry, that FL man himself carries around.

    It's collective insanity, and there's no mass therapy for it, just arresting what's criminal, correcting the public's perceptions of these people, and inviting everyone who's sane to get on with the future.

    Reminding people to give up this bullshit cover for politics, and help our descendants have a livable future.

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    Response to ancianita (Reply #12)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 10:59 AM

    25. His job is to make the rest of the GOP look better.

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    Response to harun (Reply #25)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:05 AM

    26. And doing a piss poor sophomoric liars' job of it, isn't he. Do you think they think he

    makes them look better? I'd say no. To them he's just a tool.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 06:53 AM

    14. He exists to make trump look like an honest man.

    We all have our role in life.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:18 AM

    16. Santos' assassin shouted "Sic semper tyrannis!" Santos replied "Et tu, Bro?"


    Thank God Santos was unharmed


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    Response to dalton99a (Reply #16)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:49 AM

    28. LOL! The situation isn't funny, but your comment certainly is.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:08 AM

    18. Hey Kevin, you embarrassed yet?

    You should be for not expelling this idiot from your party.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:14 AM

    21. he should avoid tall buildings

    eventually kevins useful idiot will stop being useful

    his life actually in some danger might be the first honest thing he said

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:14 AM

    22. Reminds me of Roger Stones auto crash

    "Stone claimed it was the second attempt on his life in the past six months. Stone previously claimed he was poisoned with polonium and became ill but recovered."

    Birds of a feather.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:17 AM

    23. This guy is just like a Trump mini-me. He just opens his mouth, and lies.

    What amazes me is that a majority in his district voted him in just because he's Republican without even thinking about what a dirtbag he actually is.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:16 AM

    27. Good grief!

    If your house is vandalized and you arrive home AFTER the crime, how do you know it was because of your political beliefs? Burglars don't usually leave behind a written motive, do they?

    These Republicans are perpetual victims.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:16 PM

    30. Character assassination

    in his own mind. Alternative facts are the norm for today's GOP

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    Response to IronLionZion (Reply #30)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:02 PM

    32. Well he did that to himself

    Nobody held a gun to his head and told him to lie.

    I think the way to get him kicked out of the House is to demand that he prove that he's really "George Santos." The voters of New York elected "George Santos" and there's no proof that it's his real name. He should at least show his U.S. Passport (a current one) and prove that he's a US citizen and that's his real name.

    The first clue: he probably can't do it.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:35 PM

    31. I bet! any pea shooter is a lethal weapon around him. LOL nt

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