Donald Tusk: ‘I pray for Joe Biden’s success’

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Former European Council president says getting to know Donald Trump is one reason why he backs the Democrat in November’s vote.

Donald Tusk

Former European Council President Donald Tusk wants Joe Biden to be the next U.S. president.

Tusk took to Twitter on Thursday and said while he has “always believed in the Republican ideals and greatness of America,” now “I pray for @JoeBiden’s success.”

Another reason for supporting the Democrat was that “I got to know @realDonaldTrump really well,” Tusk said.

Tusk, who became president of the center-right European People’s Party last year, has a history of taking digs at Trump.

During a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in September last year, Tusk said, without mentioning Trump by name: “To protect the truth, it is not enough to accuse others of promoting fake news. Frankly speaking, it would be enough to simply stop lying.”

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A couple of weeks later, during a NATO summit in London, Tusk tweeted a picture of him holding two fingers against Trump’s back as if it was a gun, and captioned it: “Despite seasonal turbulences our transatlantic friendship must last.”

In Thursday’s tweet, Tusk paid tribute to one of Trump’s predecessors as president, Ronald Reagan, calling him his “hero.”

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