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
Mental health expert: Trump is waging ‘psychic terrorism against Black Americans
Dr. Kevin Washington, the former president of the Association of Black Psychologists and the head of the sociology and psychology department at Grambling State University, studies the cultural and historical trauma of people impacted by the legacy of slavery in America. In a recent interviw, he told Salon that the president's rhetoric has effectively given "permission" to act out on "white supremacist" ideology, but was not the primary cause of rising racial tensions across the country.
There were several glaring omissions in the FBI’s bizarre announcement about election interference
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced on Wednesday in a last-minute press briefing that both Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information and have "taken specific actions to influence public opinion."
In particular, Ratcliffe said that Iran has been found to have sent "spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump." He seemed to be referring to an incident described in a Washington Post story published right before the conference, which said the U.S. has concluded that Iran had sent emails pretending to be from the right-wing group the Proud Boys to Democratic voters.
Expert: Trump’s ‘forward-leaning posture’ and ‘body tics’ are cause for serious concern
A professor of Neurology at George Washington University says he believes there may be legitimate concerns over President Donald J. Trump's "forward-listing posture" that goes beyond the comical memes and gif responses normally shared on social media.
"I know something about political figures and observable signs of illness from afar," Richard E. Cytowic M.D. wrote in Psychology Today. "... The American public deserves an accurate account of our president’s health."