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Undecided Voters Slam Lying Trump At PA Town Hall

Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

There’s no question the feckless Trump faced “an unusual moment of exposure” to say the least last night, as he was confronted on his disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic, his insane vow to wipe out ObamaCare, his scurrilous comments on dead soldiers, and more by a group of undecided voters during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia, per CNN.

At one point, he was virtually “shut down” by a voter in the socially distanced audience, reports Business Insider. More from Arden Dier at Newser.

  • Ellesia Blaque, born with sarcoidosis, was asking if Trump would ensure she remained covered by health insurance as under the Affordable Care Act when Trump butted in. “Please stop and let me finish my question, sir,” responded Blaque. Should pre-existing conditions be removed, “within a 36-to-72-hour period without my medication I would be dead.”
  • “We’re going to be doing a health-care plan … protecting people with pre-existing conditions,” Trump responded, claiming Democrats would do the opposite. Host George Stephanopoulos then interjected, noting Trump is trying to repeal ObamaCare, which Democrats want to preserve, without having presented an alternative that would protect people like Blaque.
  • It was a tough night for the president overall, according to CNN. “His self-congratulation, buck-passing, and audacious falsehoods conspicuously failed to meet the moment when he was confronted by undecided voters,” the outlet reports. He “rarely addressed the substance of questions” and promoted a “stream of lies and alternative realities.”
  • On the coronavirus, Trump offered “confusing answers” that “failed to inspire confidence that he fully understands the implications of the emergency even now,” per CNN. He claimed “a lot of people think masks are not good,” citing “waiters.” He then said waiters wear masks but touch them before touching plates.
  • Trump also claimed “herd mentality” would make the virus go away. It was the third time he’s flubbed the phrase “herd immunity,” per Mediaite. Experts say herd immunity is a dangerous strategy that would cost millions of lives. At another point, Trump again claimed that the virus would “disappear.”
  • Trump also faulted Joe Biden for not securing a national mask mandate. In a popular tweet, Biden pointed out that he is not the president—yet.
  • Asked if he could’ve done more to prevent coronavirus deaths, Trump responded, “I don’t think so,” per Huffington Post. “I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives,” he said. “I think we did a very good job.”
  • Asked by a student why he downplayed the virus, as Trump admitted in interviews with Bob Woodward, the president said, “Yeah, well, I didn’t downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action.” The student replied, “Did you not admit to it yourself?” per Politico. CNN notes Trump was “inviting voters to refuse to believe the evidence of their own ears.”
  • Asked to reflect on the most difficult part of his presidency, Trump did not mention 200,000 lives lost in the pandemic but focused on the deaths of six people he knows. “I learned that life is very fragile,” he said, per CNN. “I knew people that were powerful people, strong people, good people, and they got knocked out by this, and died.”
  • Trump denied describing dead soldiers as losers and suckers. CNN reports he was at his strongest when discussing foreign wars and the economy—though he dished plenty of lies there, per the Washington Post. He also offered statements in support of police, which should please his base.
  • Speaking of that base, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham described the president as “unflappable” though she said the forum was a “total set up” in a tweet. “The DNC may as well have put the whole thing on,” she added on her show Tuesday night, per Yahoo.

Edited via Newser.

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8 Responses to Undecided Voters Slam Lying Trump At PA Town Hall

  1. Bill Formby Reply

    September 16, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Laura Ingraham and similar talking heads at faux news will see anyone who asks Trump any really relevant questions, and demand answers as being setup, and a conspiracy against the president. To my knowledge, the DNC had nothing to do with the town hall he attended. I am betting that he will not do another one like this one. He likes the ones with softball questions with no follow-ups. He wants the questions vetted so he does not look as foolish as he did this time. Just as he said in the prologue of Woodward’s book. He said he had done more for black Americans than any president in history but he wasn’t feeling any love for all he had done. This is clearly a man with his head stuck in the sand so deep that he has not a clue as to what reality is like.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      September 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Trump is one fucked up dude, but about 50 million people don’t see it that way. To them it doesn’t matter what he does or says. They are convinced he was sent by God, and has done, and will do wonderful things for the country.

  2. jess Reply

    September 16, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Like I said before Schrodinger’s douchebag, that goes for Ingraham also. Why there are still undecided voters is truly beyond my grasp.

  3. Kamalatoe the Hoe Reply

    September 17, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    `Trump has enough balls to answer questions from anyone anywhere. Hiden’ Biden won’t answer questions without vetting or a prepared answer. come out of the basement and sniff some little girls Joe, How sad!

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      September 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      It’s true Trump answers questions from anyone, but he can’t answer them without lying or just making up nonsense. As to Biden hiding in the basement that’s classic Trump propaganda. You really need to start watching something other than Fox News. If you did you would find out Trump’s Biden lie is just that.

    • jess Reply

      September 18, 2020 at 12:40 am

      Ok, doesn’t matter to you he never answers the question posed to him but the made up one in his mind. Bye Felicia!

      • Michael John Scott Reply

        September 18, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        Nope. CamelToe never responds. Like most Trumpanzees he can stir the pot but when it comes to a boil he doesn’t know how to remove it from the fire.

  4. Call Me Steve Reply

    September 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    This camel guy is typical of the Trumpists. They make no sense when they speak.

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