A Pennsylvania man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 accused the candidate of “lying through his teeth” at an ABC News town hall event on Tuesday.
Paul Tubiana of Bethlehem asked Trump the first question at Tuesday’s town hall.
“Mr. President, I voted for you in 2016. I’m a conservative, pro-life and diabetic,” Tubiana explained to Trump. “I thought you were doing a good job with the pandemic response until about May 1. Then you took your foot off the gas pedal. Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus?”
Trump responded by insisting that he has never backed off his response to the pandemic and then claimed that the government would have a vaccine “within weeks.”
Following the event, Tubiana spoke to CNN’s Brian Stelter.
“He didn’t answer anything,” Tubiana lamented. “He was lying through his teeth.”
Tubiana said that Trump gave “canned responses” at a time when people like him are “feeling scared, alone and powerless.”
Another questioner, Ellesia Blaque, explained to Trump that she would die without her medications. She wanted to know why he his administration is working to overturn protections for people with preexisting conditions.
“He didn’t answer my question,” an angry Blaque recalled to Stelter.
Blaque said that she was “on the fence” about her 2020 vote until that moment.
“I’m going to vote for Biden,” she said, noting that Trump had “reanimated me to vote.”
Trump is already complaining about losing to Biden
During his latest rally, President Donald Trump lamented that former Vice President Joe Biden is at 50 percent in the polls.
Speaking to a Wisconsin crowd on Saturday, Trump said that they would joke that Biden was "1 percent Joe," seemingly tying Biden's television ratings to approval ratings.
"He's at 50 percent," said Trump. "And at 50 percent he wins. You explain: Is politics crazy or what?"
The moment came after Trump alleged that the coronavirus was already "going away" and that the day after the election all of the states would reopen.
‘Chaos and confusion’: Election head in solid GOP state bashes Trump for ‘undermining’ their mail-in voting efforts
Donald Trump's attempts to cast doubt on the result of the 2020 presidential election -- which appears to not be going his way -- is causing headaches and grief in Utah where voters who have overwhelmingly voted by mail are now in a panic over whether their votes will be counted.
According to a report from Washington Post, Weber County -- a rock-ribbed Republican district of 260,000 -- began using mail-in voting in 2013 with no complaints. In fact, according to the report, 'more than 99 percent of ballots cast in the  primary were placed in the mail or deposited in a dropbox."
Republicans have more to gain from losing the election — and they know it: Columnist
On Saturday, writing for The Week, Matthew Walther argued that Congressional Republicans' recent behavior shows they have made peace with losing the election — that, indeed, they are looking forward to it, and have mapped out what they will do next as the party out of power.
"Faced with the possibility of losing both the White House and possibly even the Senate in a year in which Democrats are also expected to consolidate control of the House as well, Republicans have resigned themselves to a half decade or so of opposition," wrote Walther. "Many of them are relieved at the thought of not even having to pretend to govern as members of a minority party — better yet, in the case of those who expect to lose their seats, at the not very remote possibility of a well-remunerated position with a lobbying or consulting firm."