The new impeachment defense of Donald Trump is to claim that Joe Biden isn’t a legitimate contender for the presidency.
The exchange with GOP counsel Stephen Castor:
Q: Would you agree that Joe Biden was a leading Democratic contender to face President Trump in 2020?
Castor: I wouldn’t agree with that.
Q: It is your testimony that President Trump did not view president Biden to be a legitimate contender.
Castor: I don’t know if president trump believe or did not believe. It is too early.
Q: Did you determine what President Trump tweeted about Joe Biden and between January and July 25th, how many times?
Castor: I didn’t look at Twitter.
Q: Did you know President Trump tweeted about Joe Biden 25 times between January and July 25th?
Castor: I didn’t look at those tweets.
The new Republican defense of Trump isn't that Joe Biden isn't a legitmate contender for the Democratic nomination. pic.twitter.com/tveA8BJ5pW
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 9, 2019
The new Republican defense of Trump is to attack his motivation for demanding an investigation of the former vice president by claiming that Joe Biden is not a legitimate contender for the Republican nomination. Trump has been obsessed with Biden for years. Trump has viewed Biden as his most likely Democratic opponent for a very long time.
It doesn’t matter of one supports Joe Biden or not. On the basis of the polling evidence, Joe Biden is a legitimate contender for the Democratic nomination. Pretending anything else is true is a complete denial of reality.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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