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January 6, 2017

Joe Biden on Donald Trump and Russia

  • Vice President Joe Biden criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s angry tweets in an interview with PBS NewsHour on Thursday, saying, “Grow up, Donald.”
  • Donald Trump has clashed with the United States intelligence community by repeatedly expressing doubt that Russia tried to influence the election, contradicting United States intelligence reports.
  • According to Biden, “There is overwhelming consensus in the [intelligence] community” that Russia engaged in an effort to impact the presidential race.

Class discussion questions 
  1. Essential question: What qualities should leaders of the international community possess?
  2. What are  are the implications of Russia’s effort to interfere with the U.S. election?
  3. Why did Vice President Joe Biden tell President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up”? Was this appropriate? Why or why not?
  4. Do you think President-elect Donald Trump should continue to use Twitter to communicate with the public? Explain your answer.

Laura Rockefeller, a junior at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland contributed to today’s Daily News Story.

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