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Trump Proudly Quotes NY Times Article That Called Him ‘Stained in History'


Added 02-15-20 10:34:02am EST - “Donald Trump proudly broadcast a quote from New York Times reporter Peter Baker assessing Trump's political status following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial ?" from an article whose headline called Trump "stained in…” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Trump Proudly Quotes NY Times Article That Called Him 'Stained in History'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump proudly broadcast a quote from New York Times reporter Peter Baker assessing Trump’s political status following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial — from an article whose headline called Trump “stained in history.”

On Saturday morning, Trump published a pair of tweets quoting baker. He wrote “’Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump. ‘When you strike at the King, Emerson famously said, ‘you must kill him.’ Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. A triumphant Mr.Trump emerges from the……….biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.’ Peter Baker @nytimes,” then added “The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!”

…..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.” Peter Baker @nytimes The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!

That quote came from a February 1 “news analysis” article entitled “While Stained in History, Trump Will Emerge From Trial Triumphant and Unshackled,” which looked ahead to Trump’s then-impending acquittal. Baker wrote:

Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. “When you strike at a king,” Emerson famously said, “you must kill him.”

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