Why is Trump so quiet about the Biden sexual assault allegation? - 2020-05-25
Sometimes Donald Trump portrays his election rival, Joe Biden, as a sleepy geriatric who should be in a care home because "he doesn't know he's alive". At others, the president speaks of Biden as a wily manipulator who conspired with the deep state and China.
But in this scattergun approach, the US president has been uncharacteristically reluctant to use what, in normal times, would seem standard political ammunition: an allegation of sexual assault.
It took more than a month after Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, alleged on a podcast that Biden sexually assaulted her in a Capitol Hill basement in 1993, for Trump to publicly address the matter.