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
Maddow reveals the ‘shocking sign’ the White House may be betting Trump is going to lose in 2020
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow returned from vacation to host the Tuesday evening edition of her MSNBC show.
Maddow noted, "in 91 days we all get to decide if the guy who's currently in charge of how we're responding to this epidemic should stay in the job for four more years or if Democratic candidate Joe Biden would do better at this."
"It's honestly hard to know what it will be like for a president to stand for re-election with 200,000 dead Americans as a key metric from his first term, while he asks for a second term, but we're going to talk tonight about how some of that is going to work and some of what we can see coming down the pike," she explained. "And a lot of it is very worrying, in terms of the institutions of our democracy and what we count on to keep us a constitutional republic."
GOP is failing tests of patriotism and morality by backing ‘blithering idiot’ Trump: Lincoln Project member
The former chief strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign blasted President Donald Trump during a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC's "All In."
Stuart Stevens, a member of The Lincoln Project, is author of the new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.
Host Chris Hayes played a clip of Trump's interview with Axios White House correspondent Jonathan Swan.
"I'm curious what your thinking was watching that interview," Hayes said.
"It's still just unbelievable that this man is president of the United States," Stevens replied. "He's a guy that really you wouldn't want to sit next to on a long plane flight. Just across the board, he's an idiot."
Here’s what white women in a swing county of a swing state think of Donald Trump
Originally published by The 19th
It is no secret to the campaigns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump that the road to the White House runs through places like Michigan’s Macomb County.
It is a swing county in one of a trio of recently reliably Democratic states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin — that shocked Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign by breaking for Trump after backing Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
The county, a suburban and exurban area north of Detroit, is the state’s third most populous. Eighty percent of its residents are White. Roughly a quarter of adults have college degrees. The median household income in 2018 was about $60,000. Voters there cast ballots at higher rates than the country overall. It is a so-called bellwether that backed the candidate elected president all but three times in the past 50 years.