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Trump tried to give Joe Biden the Hillary Clinton treatment — and it fell totally flat: NYT’s Haberman

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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman on Friday said that President Donald Trump at Thursday night’s debate tried to attack Democratic rival Joe Biden the same way he successfully attacked former rival Hillary Clinton four years ago.

However, Haberman said that Trump’s attacks on his opponent this year haven’t been as focused or as consistent as they were on Clinton, which she said has given Biden an edge heading into the final 11 days of the campaign.

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“Assuming the polling is correct, it would suggest that he was the right man for this moment, because he’s much harder to caricature,” she said, noting that Biden’s favorability numbers have gone up despite the president’s attacks.

This stands in stark contrast to the 2016 election, when both Trump and Clinton notched high unfavorable numbers.

“The attacks that President Trump used against Hillary Clinton four years ago simply do not work the same way,” she said. “And they don’t work the same way during a pandemic.”

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If the GOP thinks Trump is ushering in a crisis — why did they support him for the last year?: Bulwark editor

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Veteran newsman Carl Bernstein revealed that there are 21 Republicans too scared to reveal they think President Donald Trump should have reached the end of his options to fight the 2020 election. Still, most of them aren't speaking out publicly and they spent the past year enabling Trump, knowing full well that this is who he is.

Writing for the Bulwark on Monday, Jonathan V. Last cited editors of the National Review who are calling Trump's behavior “disgraceful” and “the most outlandish and irresponsible performance ever by a group of lawyers representing a president of the United States.”

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Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that

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There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.

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Katie Porter did not question Emily Murphy because the GSA head blew off today’s Biden transition briefing

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Add General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy to the long list of Trump administration officials who have decided respectfully honoring a lawful congressional request is optional.

Many Americans on Monday were excited to see Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) question the GSA head, but it was not to be. Tweets like this one went wild on Monday morning:

GET READY: Today Rep. Katie Porter will ask @GSAEmily and the @USGSA to explain to America why they’re blocking the Biden-Harris team from a proper transfer of power. Every lost day endangers the lives of millions of Americans across the country. pic.twitter.com/DtunHVI3xg

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