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President Donald Trump was again asked about white supremacy during NBC’s town hall Thursday evening, marking what could theoretically be the billionth time thus far in his presidency that he’s been pressed about the otherwise resolved matter.
This particular question was posed by town hall moderator Savannah Guthrie in an attempt to “clear up” what she claimed were some allegedly unresolved matters.
“So let’s clear up a few things from the last one,” she said, referencing the president’s first debate two weeks earlier with Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
She continued, “You were asked point-blank to denounce white supremacy. In the moment, you didn’t. You asked some follow up questions. ‘Who, specifically?’ A couple of days later, on a different show ….”
At that moment, the clearly annoyed president interrupted to say, “Oh, you always do this.”
Watch the full back-and-forth exchange below:
Guthrie ignored the interruption and tried to continue asking her question: “… you denounced white supremacy. My question to you is …”
In response, the president cut her off again to, one, reiterate that he’s already denounced white supremacy numerous times in the past, and two, point out that Biden has never once been asked about America’s growing left-wing extremism problem.
“I denounce white supremacy, OK? I’ve denounced white supremacy for years, but you always do it. You always start off with the question,” he said.
“You didn’t ask Joe Biden whether or not he denounces Antifa. I watched him on the same basic show with Lester Holt, and he was asking questions like Biden was a child.”
So were the so-called “undecided voters” in the audience who were later outed as avid Biden supporters:
— BlackMANX (@manx_black) October 7, 2020
And like the president rightly noted, not once has Biden ever been pressed about the harassment, vandalism, arson and violence that’s been committed by left-wing extremists affiliated with Antifa (not to mention Black Lives Matter).
Responding to the president’s accurate points, Guthrie then accused him of dodging the question. This prompted him to go ahead and denounce white supremacy again.
“So, are you ready? Are you… Wait. Are you listening? I denounce white supremacy. What’s your next question?” he said.
Guthrie promptly replied by suggesting that the president seems “hesitant” to denounce white supremacy when pressed about it.
Considering that the president has denounced white supremacy for what could theoretically be billions of times, he wasn’t pleased by her complaint.
“Hesitant? Here we go again!” he exclaimed.
He added, “Every time… In fact, my people came, ‘I’m sure they’ll ask you the white supremacy question.’ I denounce white supremacy.”
He then pivoted back to left-wing extremism, a topic that congressional Democrats and mainstream media figures seem conspicuously hesitant to address.
“And frankly, you want to know something? I denounce Antifa, and I denounce these people on the left that are burning down our cities, that are run by Democrats who don’t know what they’re doing,” he said.
At that moment, Guthrie finally dropped the matter and moved the discussion on to another topic (namely the conspiracy group Qanon).
However, the discussion stayed plenty alive on social media, where critics pounced on the town hall moderator for her obsession with white supremacy.
Good for Trump for fighting back on this white supremacy Q – the 10,000th one.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 16, 2020
Seriously, did producers not tell @SavannahGuthrie that Trump denounced white supremacy 18, 19 times now, most of it on tape? How many times are we doing this garbage?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 16, 2020
Trump denounces white supremacy a good four times. Guthrie: “It sounds like your dodging.”
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 16, 2020
Viewers of #trumptownhall – ummmmm, SHUT UP SAVANNAH GUTHRIE!!!
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) October 16, 2020
You know what the most disgusting part of the #TrumpTownHall is? It’s that Samantha Guthrie knows full well that @realDonaldTrump has denounced white supremacy more than any other President in history but she still sat there and pretended he hasn’t done it.pic.twitter.com/4o8AvyHb7q
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 16, 2020
The critics were a hodgepodge of conservative and independent thinkers. Over in the liberal echo chamber, on the other hand, an army of rigid left-wing ideologues, many of them in the media, predictably lavished praise on Guthrie, with CNN describing her behavior as “one of the finest moments of Guthrie’s career.”
Back in the normal universe, critics also noted that during Biden’s competing town hall on ABC News late Thursday, moderator George Stephanopoulos didn’t ask him a single question about the bombshell allegations concerning his son, Hunter.
ABC News failed to ask Joe Biden any questions about the emails showing his son Hunter using his father’s position as vice president to leverage money from foreign entities in China, Russia, and Ukraine. #BidenTownHall
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 16, 2020
Another example of censorship and collusion.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 16, 2020
There was not a single mention of the New York Post’s hard-hitting story on Hunter Biden’s emails during Joe Biden’s town hall.
What the hell is going on over at ABC News? Have they thrown out what little journalistic integrity they had left?
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) October 16, 2020
Pretty astounding that in 90 minutes with ABC, Biden was not asked about NY Post reporting that he lied about never speaking to Hunter about foreign business deals.
Hunter even arranged a meeting.
Twitter & Facebook banning of the story elevated it further.
Journalism is dead.
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) October 16, 2020
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