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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:07 AM

Trump keeps walking into Joe Biden's trap

Opinion by Jonathan Capehart

In a powerful speech in Pittsburgh on Monday, Joe Biden nestled into his comfort zone. The Democratic presidential nominee is never more clear, direct or impassioned than when the disaster that is President Trump and the moral authority of the office are the focus of his attention. What’s stunning is that the president happily feeds Biden’s fire.

With a mantra of “Do you really feel safer under Trump?” Biden laced into Trump over the president’s record and the damage he has done to our country. And Biden zeroed in on the president trying to fear-monger his way to a second term. “Mr. Trump, you want to talk about fear? Do you know what people are afraid of in America? Afraid they’re going to get covid,” Biden said. “They’re afraid they’re going to get sick and die. And that is in no small part because of you.”
He also pointed out that “the murder rate right now is up 26 percent across the nation this year under Donald Trump.”

And then Biden hammered Trump for his moral offenses against the American people. “We’ve arrived at a moment in this campaign, we all . . . knew we’d get to. The moment when Donald Trump would be so desperate, he’d do anything to hold on to power,” said Biden. “Donald Trump has been a toxic presence in our nation for four years. Poisoning how we talk to one another, poisoning how we treat one another, poisoning the values this nation has always held dear, poisoning our very democracy.”

Most importantly, rather than run away from a fight with Trump over the violence in some American cities, Biden took it and the president head-on. “Donald Trump looks at this violence and he sees a political lifeline,” Biden said. He unequivocally denounced those committing violence and accused Trump of inciting it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/trump-keeps-walking-into-joe-bidens-trap/

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Zorro Sep 2020 OP
MakeAmericaLoveAgain Sep 2020 #1
KPN Sep 2020 #2
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #3
thesquanderer Sep 2020 #4
Augiedog Sep 2020 #5
R Merm Sep 2020 #7
R Merm Sep 2020 #6
NewJeffCT Sep 2020 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:15 AM

1. President " Golden Nuts" is a "Choker"

Biden is going to drive him into the ground....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:40 AM

2. Good stuff. Go get him Joe!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. Joe Biden doesn't run away from fights

He's a scrapper

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:09 AM

4. I think Capehart has this part wrong...

...where he says:

Forget about the president’s lame attempts to question Biden’s mental acuity or his ability to do the job. Those are projections meant to distract and to stoke fear among easily panicked Democrats.


No, I don't think those projections are aimed at Dems of any stripe. Those projections are aimed at independents and Trump-wary Republicans, to try to stop them from supporting Biden.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:20 AM

5. Trump has been "toxic" for far longer than 4 years.

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:33 AM

7. Yep, just ask the Exonerated 5

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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:37 AM

8. Is this getting coverage beyond the WaPo?

Trump is still dominating the headlines of the TV news and most newspapers.

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