To be clear, President Trump didn’t call Joe Biden “dumb,” he told reporters that he wasn’t writing his own tweets and that “he doesn’t understand what he’s watching.’
At the very least, he’s calling him clueless.
Trump fired off some sizzling, armor-piercing barbs at the self-serving, fake news media and at Joe Biden during the Saturday White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing.
Targeting the progressive media, Trump took issue with the likes of CNN, and all those corporate media outlets that have been trying to stir up a ratings bonanza out of the public health crisis befalling the entire world.
“Every decision that we’re making is made to save lives,” said the president in his prepared remarks. “It’s really our sole consideration–we want to save lives. We want as few lives lost as possible.
“It’s therefore critical that certain media outlets stop spreading false rumors and creating fear and even panic with the public. It’s just incredible,” he continued. “I could name them, but it’s the same ones. Always the same ones.”
“I guess they’re looking for ratings, I don’t know what they’re looking for,” Trump said. “So bad for our country. So bad. The people understand it–look at the levels and approval ratings and they’re the lowest they’ve ever been for media.”
“It’s so bad for our country, so bad for the world,” continued the president.
“[They] ought to put it together for a while,” he added, “get this over with and then go back to your fake news.”
Watch those comments here …
Video by C-SPAN
Later during the Q&A portion of the press conference, a reporter eagerly informed the president that he had just been “attacked” by Democrat Joe Biden. “Joe Biden actually just attacked you in a tweet,” she said, before reading it to him. “Donald Trump is not responsible for the coronavirus, but he is responsible for failing to prepare our nation to respond to it,” the tweet read.
“He didn’t write that,” Trump replied. “That was done by a Democrat operative.”
“He’s probably not even watching right now. If he is, he doesn’t understand what he’s watching,” he mocked.
Trump went on: “Just so you understand, it was very nice what they wrote. They released it at a strange time. But he admitted I was right. If you read the Federalist story, which most of you won’t, because you don’t want to, but you will learn something. It goes through a chart, times.”
The March 31 Federalist article the president referred to can be seen here.
“I was early,” Trump reiterated. “I don’t think Dr. Fauci has changed his mind, but it was an important step when we stopped China from coming in–from the specific area that was heavily infected. We would have a different thing right now. I don’t really know what Joe Biden said. Every once in a while, I will say something, make a speech, and it will be critiqued. And I will get this beautiful, brilliant critique. Joe Biden didn’t write that. He wished he did, but he didn’t.”
That “gotcha” that backfired can be seen here …
Video by C-SPAN
That liberal reporter may just want to get out of the other side of the bed tomorrow.
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