President Donald Trump’s fitness to hold office was called into question after the broadcasting on Thursday evening of a town hall that had been pre-recorded with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Trump falsely claimed there would not be any COVID-19 cases were it not for testing to detect the pandemic. Trump also predicted Joe Biden would win the 2020 presidential race and bragged about being “the most perfect person.”
Here’s some of what people were saying about the interview:
Again, someone close to the president should let him know that he can't lose the election if he drops out of the race.
Think about it — he could retire undefeated! A perfect 1-0 record! https://t.co/Zu3ynRQeLs
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) June 26, 2020
This bozo has the temerity to say *Biden* isn't all there… https://t.co/qyz6UFrN1v
— digby (@digby56) June 26, 2020
Thinking about how moments earlier Trump was hitting Biden on his mental acuity. https://t.co/TwFw0Sefhl
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 26, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump says that Biden can’t talk?
This is complete gibberish. https://t.co/FEWAeIkj5x
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 26, 2020
Watching Trump 'interview' with Hannity, at first it seemed to me it should be an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign from Fox.
The more Trump talks the more I realize it should be an in-kind contribution to the Biden campaign.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) June 26, 2020
Exclusive interview with a drooling moron https://t.co/JEBsS4L0Yj
— Bryan Harnsberger Psy.D (@PSYCH_HYPE) June 26, 2020
If you a answered a question like this in a job interview – for any job – you would never hear from that employer again. https://t.co/yFzIpgivOA
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 26, 2020
nothing but meaningless word salad
we can have a few more months of this garbage or four more years – it’s our choice https://t.co/1zHtkolpMB
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 26, 2020
“The New York Times is so dishonest. The Washington Post is so dishonest,” says Trump who calls Hannity “a great journalist.” HOLY COW. Hahaha.
— Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) June 26, 2020
Did someone think this “town hall” with Hannity was gonna to help the president? I wonder if Trump’s base even really enjoyed that.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) June 26, 2020
— Kurt Bradley (@kurtbradley) June 26, 2020
Events like this Hannity-Trump interview are complete propaganda. But I’m also not sure they do Trump any actual good other than reassure him that someone still loves him. It’s starting to feel like palliative care.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) June 26, 2020
“You’re an honest journalist,” Trump tells Sean Hannity.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 26, 2020
Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report
The Montana Republican Party is facing a crisis after multiple members of the ticket traveled to South Dakota for Donald Trump's rally and were potentially exposed to COVID-19.
"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.
Trump’s presidency has accelerated the predicted collapse of the Republican Party: columnist
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would "do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Trump and his lackeys are too delusional to turn around their flailing campaign
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
When pundits point out that with four months to go until Election Day, it isn't too late for Trump to turn his campaign around, what they're really saying is that there's sufficient time left on the calendar for a candidate who grasped why he or she was losing to change course and abandon a clearly failing strategy.