Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a surrogate for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on Thursday blasted Fox News host Sandra Smith for repeatedly asking about unproven accusations against the candidate’s son, Hunter.
“We can assume that the president is sharpening his attacks particularly when it comes to Hunter and Joe Biden,” Smith told Rawlings-Blake. “How is Joe Biden preparing to respond and defend himself against those attacks, particularly now that Hunter Biden’s former business partner is coming forward.”
“The way the [vice president] is going to prepare is the same way that Fox prepared when this story first showed up,” Rawlings-Blake explained, “which is to turn it down.”
“We don’t know that,” Smith complained. “That’s news to us.”
“It’s part of — as the FBI says — potentially a Russian conspiracy to interfere with our election,” Rawlings-Blake continued. “And my hope is that our country will not be led down this road again by Putin and allow Russia to interfere with our election. And my hope is that Fox won’t participate in the interference in our election by continuing to perpetuate a bogus story.”
“When you reference a bogus story that Fox turned down, we have no information on that,” Smith said. “When this story surfaced, it was news to us.”
“This is the debate that’s going to take place on that stage tonight,” the Fox News host remarked. “How does Joe Biden respond considering we have not seen him answer any questions about it?”
“He responds by acknowledging — just like the FBI did — that this is a bogus story,” Rawlings-Blake replied, “perpetuated and put out in the fake news network to interfere with the election. These are desperate times. President Trump sees the numbers. Fox News sees the numbers, but I want to assure Fox News and all of the watchers, you’ll have advertisers after this election is over, you’ll have airtime after this election is over. It will be OK. You will be able to report on real news without desperately needing a circus.”
Smith pressed: “What if the question comes up? Joe Biden, do you refuse the fact that these were real emails that were exchanged? Was this Hunter Biden’s laptop? I hear you calling it a false story. There’s no evidence that it’s false or made up. But how does Joe Biden respond to that?”
“I’m sure Vice President Biden is prepared to answer those questions,” Rawlings-Blake insisted. “I’m also sure that your repeated bringing these emails up is — as the FBI said — a possibility or an interest of the Russians to interfere with our election.”
“And I understand while it seems like an interesting story, I have no interest in helping Russia interfere with our election,” she added. “They did it in 2016 and we will not have it done again.”
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Anthony Scaramucci: ‘Trump is really losing it psychologically’
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Tuesday suggested that President Donald Trump is suffering mental problems after losing the 2020 election.
"Trump is really losing it, psychologically," Scaramucci wrote on Twitter. "His followers don’t get that being a 'loser' is just about as bad as actual death to him."
"He is now a 'loser' in his daddy’s eyes," he added. "All he can do is act out. I wonder how it will end."
Trump is really losing it, psychologically. His followers don’t get that being a “loser” is just about as bad as actual death to him. He is now a “loser” in his daddy’s eyes. All he can do is act out. I wonder how it will end.
Rick Wilson and George Conway hilariously ridicule the GOP’s attempt to save Georgia’s Senate seats as Trump implodes
Conservative attorney George Conway -- who is married to former Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway -- made an appearance on GOP consultant Rick Wilson's "The New Abnormal" podcast on Tuesday, where the two Lincoln Project founders wondered whether the president really wants the Republican Party to hang onto the two Georgia Senate seats headed for a run-off in January after he went down to defeat in the state.
The trio started off the Daily Beast podcast with a hilarious dramatic reading of the Washington Post's bombshell report about the president's inability to comprehend how he lost the election, with Conway laughing at the mention of Trump's "fragile mental state."
US lawmakers renew stimulus push as focus shifts to Biden
President-elect Joe Biden will present his economic team on Tuesday, as a bipartisan group of senators make a renewed push for another stimulus package to help the faltering US economy.
With Covid-19 cases spiking, the world's largest economy faces an uncertain outlook that Biden and his economic team led by nominee for Treasury secretary Janet Yellen will have to work to remedy.The diverse group, with women and minorities in key roles, will face millions in jobs losses and a rising wave of small businesses shutting their doors and major corporations laying off their workers.
Outgoing Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees on the need for more federal help for workers left jobless and business battered by the pandemic.