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For the court of public opinion, Trump relies on 'whataboutism' defense

By Peter Baker

03 Aug 2023 · 6 min read

informed Summary

  1. Donald Trump faces 78 felony counts in three different criminal cases, along with numerous civil lawsuits. Instead of focusing on the evidence against the former president, his defense and supporters are highlighting the alleged wrongdoings of Joe Biden's son, Hunter.

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump now faces 78 felony counts in three different criminal cases, not to mention a slew of civil lawsuits and trials alleging all sorts of wrongdoing. At least in the court of public opinion, though, his defense can be boiled down to three words.

What about Hunter?

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