Democrat Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden had a Town Hall event Thursday Night on CNN with Anderson Cooper that drew frustration from viewers, because in contrast to the Town Hall event President Donald J. Trump had Tuesday Night, Biden was treated very gingerly, as if he were a frail and elderly man who needed special treatment.
“When Politico accuses CNN of a softball Interview, you know there’s a problem. This man might become POTUS, yet still, too many reporters think their role is to help make that happen instead of asking hard Qs. The media is broken,” wrote Ari Fletcher, former Press Secretary for George W Bush.
In contrast the Town Hall Trump had on ABC News, where the host, George Stephanopoulos debated him, interpreted Trump and argued with Trump, Biden’s Town Hall event was embarrassing.
Many posters on Social Media noted the hypocrisy over social distancing:
Biden virtue signaled that he would stay 6 feet away for “social distancing” and then couldn’t even abide by his own rules for one hour.
The event was uncomfortable for people to watch, many reported on social media, except for “Never Trumpers”, who hate Trump. They saw something different. Meghan Mcain, daughter of disgraced and deceased Senator John McCain who hated Trump with such a passion he joined the far-left radical resistance against Trump’s Presidency, said she believes that Trump is “toast” over Biden’s appearance, she liked it so much.
Biden is doing very, very well so far at this @CNN townhall. He is strongest as a retail politician, interacting with average Americans (which I have missed in covid). He's also incredibly empathetic to struggle and pain. If he brings this energy to the debates, Trump is toast.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 18, 2020
According to a statement from the Trump campaign, the Trump team saw the difference.
“Virtually every question for Joe Biden was an invitation for him to attack President Trump, while moderator Anderson Cooper offered almost no pushback, giving Biden a total pass on his lies and misrepresentations.”
"Virtually every question for Joe Biden was an invitation for him to attack President Trump, while moderator Anderson Cooper offered almost no pushback, giving Biden a total pass on his lies and misrepresentations."— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) September 18, 2020
Statement on Biden's CNN town hall: pic.twitter.com/4jSq0mMVpx
Pathetic. These people are making complete asses of themselves. https://t.co/rVMrGvxlIp— Wild Bill ???????? (@wmmII88) September 18, 2020
Jason Miller, a Senor Advisor to Trump especially noticed that the a voter identified herself as “undecided” and yet based on her question seemed to favor Biden:
Even Politico was embarrassed about the carrying the Democrat talking points, and reported:
“For the second time this week, a presidential candidate fielded questions from voters in a town hall setting. But if ABC’s event with President Donald Trump was an icy grilling, CNN’s drive-in conversation with Joe Biden Thursday was more like an affable reunion of old acquaintances.
“Chief, didn’t I meet you when you were chief?” Biden said through a half-smile, pointing at the man preparing to ask him a question. Bill Barrett, a retired police chief who is in his fifth term on city council, wanted to know how Biden will address growing violence in cities and the lack of respect for police and the military.”
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