Biden Town Hall: Social Media, Trump Explode Over Why No Hunter Questions Asked

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 17 October 2020 03:06

President Donald Trump on Friday protested that his Democratic rival Joe Biden was not asked about his son Hunter's emails about Ukraine during his town hall meeting.

After a combative town hall of his own with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Trump spent Friday morning in a tweetstorm - sending off more than 30 messages featuring complaints about the Bidens, appreciation for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and an allegation that Twitter was broken on Thursday to delay the virality of a story about Hunter Biden's laptop.

The president claimed Biden had a "very bad showing" at his town hall with ABC's George Stephanopoulos and criticized the network for not asking about Hunter.

"Sleepy Joe Biden had a very bad showing last night, despite the fact that @GStephanopoulos didn’t ask him any questions on his being a 'corrupt politician'. Big Tech & Lamestream Media are working hard to hide this corruption!!!," Trump wrote.

Trump repeated criticism from conservatives, who argued that Guthrie disrupted Trump with a "question every 12 seconds" while Stephanopoulos was blamed for neglecting to ask Joe Biden about his son Hunter's emails.

In his combative town hall, Trump tried to answer questions about his COVID testing, his taxes and his debt.

The two presidential candidates had dueling town halls Thursday night in place of the second presidential debate that was canceled after Trump declined to participate in a virtual debate.

The president, however, said he got "good reviews" and that thanks to "strong" poll numbers, a Republican surge was coming on November 3.

"Very good reviews on last night’s @NBCNews Town Hall in Miami. Thank you!!!," he tweeted.

And he wrote: "Polls numbers are looking very strong. Big crowds, great enthusiasm. Massive RED WAVE coming!!"

Biden leads Trump in most major polls both nationally and in critical battleground states. In the RealClearPolitics polling average, Biden leads Trump by 9 points. It is important to state that most polls include more uncertain voters for the left, and more left-leaning voters overall, so the polls cannot really tell about the outcome of the elections.

The two town halls Thursday night could not have been more diverse: while Stephanopoulos barely interrupted Biden, Guthrie asked more questions than the undecided voters the evening was given to and confronted Trump repeatedly in a way the president does not usually encounter, given his choice for interviews with friendlier news outlets.

"Let's waste a whole show," he slammed her when she asked him about the retweets on his Twitter feed, which have included QAnon conspiracy theories and unproven claims Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden's body double.

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