Trump Has Rough Night With Undecided Voters - Page 2

Even Joe Biden got in a dig during town hall in Philadelphia with the president
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2020 7:35 AM CDT

  • It was a tough night for the president overall, according to CNN. "His self-congratulation, buck passing and audacious falsehoods conspicuously failed to meet the moment when he was confronted by undecided voters," the outlet reports. He "rarely addressed the substance of questions" and promoted a "stream of lies and alternative realities."
  • On the coronavirus, Trump offered "confusing answers" that "failed to inspire confidence that he fully understands the implications of the emergency even now," per CNN. He claimed "a lot of people think masks are not good," citing "waiters." He then said waiters wear masks but touch them before touching plates.
  • Trump also claimed "herd mentality" would make the virus go away. It was the third time he's flubbed the phrase "herd immunity," per Mediaite. Experts say herd immunity is a dangerous strategy that would cost millions of lives. At another point, Trump again claimed that the virus would "disappear."
  • Trump also faulted Joe Biden for not securing a national mask mandate. In a popular tweet, Biden pointed out that he is not the president—yet.
  • Asked if he could've done more to prevent coronavirus deaths, Trump responded, "I don’t think so," per Huffington Post. "I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives," he said. "I think we did a very good job."

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