Trump called Biden 'dumb' and Schumer a 'nasty son of a b***h' before supposedly unifying speech: report

Trump called Biden 'dumb' and Schumer a 'nasty son of a b***h' before supposedly unifying speech: report
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

Despite promises of a unifying State of the Union Tuesday night, President Donald Trump showed his true colors earlier in the day at a meeting with TV anchors, according to a New York Times report.

The Times found that he lashed out at Democrats, including one he might run against in 2020:

Mr. Trump dismissed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as “dumb,” called Senator Chuck Schumer of New York a “nasty son of a bitch” and mocked Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia for “choking like a dog” at a news conference where he tried to explain a racist yearbook photo, according to multiple people in the room.

Of his other potential competitors, Trump said that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) had the strongest launch, while he speculated that his attacks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might have already hurt her too much for her to win the nomination, according to the report.

Previous reports had suggested Trump's State of the Union would have a "unifying" tone — obvious spin put out by the White House. While the president's prepared remarks can be more toned down than his usual boisterous and pugilistic personality, it's always clear he's holding back — and he returns to form in short order.

The Times also reported that he even attacked the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for poor book sales.


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