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Trump’s Defense Is Not Ready for Prime Time

How do you defend the indefensible? The task proved difficult even for President Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters over the weekend, as the media pressed them to explain why Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in July to investigate Joe Biden and his son. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to claim on CBS’ 60 Minutes that Trump didn’t actually ask Zelenskiy for a “favor,” only for host Scott Pelley to read the portion of the memo where Trump does just that. Minority Whip Steve Scalise claimed on NBC’s Meet the Press that Trump’s request for a favor proved his commitment …read more

Source:: The New Republic