Trump coddles up to Putin

This one comes on the heels of my last malaphor, both uttered by Joe Biden in the same speech.  See

This one appears near the end of the speech.  Here is the text:

The only thing that can tear America part, and I mean this sincerely, no foreign country, not the way he coddles up to, well, I shouldn’t even get into this, but coddles up to Putin and others. They can’t tear us apart.

This is a mashup of “cuddle up to” (get close to, ingratiate) and “coddle” (treat tenderly).  A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one on Morning Joe!


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