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Sitting President, Standing Anger

Donald Trump’s rhetoric is at its worst when he’s up on two feet. Case in point: his attack on Christine Blasey Ford.

Donald Trump at a lecturn

President Trump speaks during a rally at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, on Tuesday.

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