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On CNN's New Day this morning, New York Times reporter and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman insisted "Joe Biden's core strength is his decency," and claimed that the Trump campaign is "having a very hard time figuring out how to attack that."
We'll leave on the table whether the Avenatti-Stormy Network has the credentials to talk about anyone's "decency." But Haberman's phrasing is strange. Trump doesn't have trouble "figuring out" how to attack anyone. Maybe liberal reporters think the punches won't land, but he's going to punch. Haberman's take perfectly matches the Democratic Party line, that anyone opposing Trump will be so dramatically less nasty.
MAGGIE - HABERMAN - Biden - President - Head
MAGGIE HABERMAN: Biden is in the President's head: there is just no question about it, and you can see it every time he talks about Biden . . . Look, I think that the President is not exactly sure how to go after Joe Biden, because Joe Biden's core strength is his decency, right? That is his, basically his calling card. And they are having a very hard time figuring out how to attack that.
Really? Shall we review the record when it comes to Biden's "decency?"
Biden - Lies - Record - Claim - Half
Biden uttered several lies about his academic record, including the claim that he finished in the top half of his law school class. In fact, Biden was 76th in a class of 85.
In closing remarks in a debate, Biden notoriously plagiarized British politician Neil Kinnock. Writing about it, the Washington Post said Biden [emphasis added] "ended his first presidential campaign amid questions about a value he’d worked hard to convince voters he had: authenticity." So Biden has questionable "authenticity," but "decency"...
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