Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Biden vs. Trump: A Schoolyard Slanging Match

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Biden vs. Trump: A Schoolyard Slanging Match

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Editorial Exchange: Biden vs. Trump: A schoolyard slanging match

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An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 22:

It's not as if America hasn't been a long-standing world leader in trash talk and bullying.

The great Muhammad Ali once said before a championship bout with Floyd Patterson, "I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on." In more recent times, there's no put-down more sneering than the signature "HA-ha!" of lead bully Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons as he points at some cringing victim.

But the first was a boxer, the second a cartoon. They were not septuagenarians serving as Democratic elder statesman and president of the United States.

Joe Biden, former vice-president, and Donald Trump got into a schoolyard slanging match this week. …

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