Trump tells official: 'find' votes – News Review reviews

October 3, 2022

US President Donald Trump was recorded making a phone call to a politician in Georgia asking for extra votes, so that he can challenge the result of the election. Trump lost last year’s elections and is due to leave office this month. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:32 – Story
1:54 – Headline 1: ‘I just want 11,780 votes’: Trump pressed Georgia to overturn Biden victory
4:42 – Headline 2: Trump urges Georgia election official to overturn Biden’s win in the State.
6:44- Headline 3: In call, Trump demands Georgia officials ‘find’ votes to tilt election
9:19 – Language summary

The story:
The US vice-president-elect Kamala Harris has accused Donald Trump of a bald-faced abuse of power after he was recorded trying to persuade Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn his electoral loss there. The Washington Post released extracts of an hour-long conversation in which Mr Trump called on the Republican Brad Raffensperger to recalculate the results.

Key words and phrases:
tried to persuade someone to do something

*Journalists pressed the politician for more information on the topic.
*When pressed, the accused man was unable to explain his actions.

change or reverse a decision or ruling

*The decision to expel the student was overturned.
*The judge overturned the existing ruling after the court appeal.

unbalance or change in favour of someone or something

*The accused was concerned that the evidence was tilted against him.
*The ship tilted wildly in the storm.

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English October 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    We hope you found that video useful. For another News Review related to Trump, check this out:

  2. 🎯 The manager pressed him to change his situation.
    🎯 The escalation to fire her was overturned.
    🎯 After drinking, he tilted in the street.

  3. Haven't seen Tom in a long time 🙂

  4. Nice guitars, Neil/

  5. As always
    Yet another amazing video
    Thank you all

  6. good day

  7. I like when these both guys are on the team. They make it fluent and spontaneously

  8. Your voice is special neil thank you tow 🤍❤

  9. thanks neil and BBC

  10. Very very nice

  11. it's funny how no one's talking about the Italian gate which the Italians got four hundred million dollars Leonardo Susie Italian Embassy receipt four hundred million dollars they then transferred that information to Germany they were told to move votes from Trump to bite me and today I got to see them in Port talkin about it and the guys in jail why isn't anybody talking about this so don't say it did happen wake up the problem here is the European nations don't want to deal with Donald Trump because you know what he doesn't want to just give it away they are angry at him for charging them all those taxes to whatever you call it he and they don't do that they don't want to pay their part well then paid to China

  12. Hi guys, I love English so much, but the more
    I watch your videos, the more they tilt my preference towards this beautiful language .

  13. In my point of view, BBC learning English is most useful YouTube channel.
    I wish to this channel a number of followers.

  14. Fake News

  15. 👍🏻 💕

  16. FELIZ 2021, Tom y Neil!!! You will be tendency because of the the flirty beard you look nowadays. It fits you great!!!

  17. Reply
    Huyền Nguyễn Khánh October 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    🙁 I can not go to BBC website 🙁
    Has anyone faced this situation before? I suppose the issue is my server/firewall, but I am not sure…

  18. In the third, poor will overturn the garbage bins before taking to the tips

  19. Thanks 🙏

  20. Happy New year all of you . Love from India ❤️

  21. USA has overturned International Law in order to beat other nations.

  22. It's very helpful. Thank you so much.

  23. Happy new year

  24. to trump up…

  25. After listening your english lectures , i am pressed by myself to be like a native

  26. Happy New Year💐❤️❤️
    Wish you a year of health, wealth and success. I'm really happy to see you again Tom❤️❤️❤️

  27. Neel forget to cut their hair

  28. I really like the way you introduce new terms, especially the formal ones, absolutely inspiring.

  29. Reply
    Joas da Silva Brito October 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    "BBC Learning English tilted my English level to a well-done understanding of this language." So, I guess I used "tilt" correctly here, if not, I'll improved 🙂 By the way, as usual, you guys nailed!!

  30. And Biden says "fabricate votes"

  31. I have just known this channel and i think that it is a good channel. i hope that i can improve my lisining skills because i need to get online courses. i hope that my grammer is correct.thank you.

  32. so amazing lesson

  33. But, your hair needs to be cut… )

  34. Thank you guys, was very usefull

  35. Thanks, From South Korea and Happy new Year.

  36. Happy New Year to you all 🙂

  37. Happy new year!

  38. Wow! What a Wonderful Stratocaster behind Neil!!!!

  39. You tarnish your reputation by take this biased grounding. Very unwise. Pity.

  40. Shame of the BBC that you are such a liars and shame of you that work for such an outrageous BBC.

  41. It's a pity you picked a piece of fake news for us-learners!

  42. The loser unsuccessfully tried to tilt the election results into his favour

  43. The soon to be former president has failed to overturn the election results into his favour

  44. Trump failed to pressed the electric return to his favour

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