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Trump Has Rough Night With Undecided Voters - Page 3

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

  • Asked by a student why he downplayed the virus, as Trump admitted in interviews with Bob Woodward, the president said, "Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action." The student replied, "Did you not admit to it yourself?" per Politico. CNN notes Trump was "inviting voters to refuse to believe the evidence of their own ears."
  • Asked to reflect on the most difficult part of his presidency, Trump did not mention 200,000 lives lost in the pandemic, but focused on the deaths of six people he knows. "I learned that life is very fragile," he said, per CNN. "I knew people that were powerful people, strong people, good people, and they got knocked out by this, and died."
  • Trump denied describing dead soldiers as losers and suckers. CNN reports he was at his strongest when discussing foreign wars and the economy—though he dished plenty of lies there, per the Washington Post. He also offered statements in support of police, which should please his base.
  • Speaking of that base, Fox News' Laura Ingraham described the president as "unflappable" though she said the forum was a "total set up" in a tweet. "The DNC may as well have put the whole thing on," she added on her show Tuesday night, per Yahoo.
(Read more President Trump stories.)

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