Yesterday both Joe Biden and Donald Trump held separate town hall meetings in lieu of the cancelled debate that Trump withdraw from because he did not like the virtual format. I did not watch either event but here is a brief review of both.
One thing that stood out for me in the reports I read was when the NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie took Trump to task for re-tweeting a crazy conspiracy theory involving bin Laden.
Pres. Trump: “That was a retweet, I’ll put it out there. People can decide for themselves.”@SavannahGuthrie: “I don’t get that. You’re the president. You’re not, like, someone’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever.” #TrumpTownHall pic.twitter.com/qxTi9BNJjb
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) October 16, 2020
But Mary Trump, Trump’s niece who has been scathing about him, points out that, yes, Trump is in fact a crazy uncle, and she should know.
Actually . . . https://t.co/tdmNIjBP4j
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 16, 2020
For Trump, ratings are everything, but it appears that Biden got better ratings than him. That has to sting because you know that if Trump had got better ratings, he would have gloated about it until the election. But maybe Fox News can come up with some obscure metric that shows Trump getting better ratings.