Instead of the second TV duel, Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced voters’ questions separately. The US president acted evasively and quick-tempered, his challenger attacked.
- Donald Trump and Joe Biden answered questions from viewers on various channels on Thursday evening.
- The US president did not distance himself from the right-wing extremist conspiracy movement QAnon.
- With another Campaign appearance on Friday, Trump addressed his competitor’s family.
Update from October 17, 2020, 10:13 p.m.: Thousands of people, especially women, took to the streets on Saturday in all US states against US President Donald Trump and for women’s rights. The protest marches should also take part in the so-called Women’s March remember after Trump’s inauguration in 2017. At that time, more than three million people went to protest after Trump’s highly misogynistic statements became known.
The march on Saturday mainly focused on Washington DC. and on the deceased Surpreme Court judge Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. Above all, they protested against the nomination of Amy Conney-Barret as successor. However, there were also counter-demonstrators who supported the woman who was known to oppose abortion Conney-Barrett wanted to signal.
US election 2020: Trump often feels attacked by the media
Update from October 17, 2020, 11:14 am: Donald Trump often feels that he has been treated unfairly in interviews. His challenger Joe Biden would not be attacked as severely. It was not until Thursday evening (local time) that Trump sat with a so-called Townhall meeting on an open air stage and had to critical comments listen to presenter Savannah Guthrie. In a conversation with Focus Online explains the US expert Thomas Jäger, why is Trump even more so Voters could bring.
2020 US election: Politics professor assesses media presence as positive for Trump’s image among voters
The professor of international politics at the University of Cologne says that supporters of the Republican Party have long believed that the media are primarily on the side of the Democrats. The Republicans felt confirmed by appearances where Trump was treated unfairly in his opinion. That could have a motivating effect on the Republican electorate.
Meanwhile, shares Donald Trump further against his competitor: “Joe Biden is a corrupt politician,” he said on Friday (local time) during an election campaign appearance in Ocala, Florida. He also addressed his family: “The Biden family is a criminal enterprise.” And further: “The Bidens got rich while America was robbed. ”His supporters then shouted in chorus“ Lock him up! ”- a slogan that was used four years ago against Trump’s then challenger Hillary Clinton rang out.
The democratic candidate Joe Biden commented on the incumbent president’s unwillingness at a performance in Michigan, white, racist groups Reject: “The failure to judge these people is amazing,” said Biden. These are “domestic terrorists”. It was referring to a plan by extremists who Governor of Michigan kidnap Gretchen Whitmer and start a “civil war,” as it became known last week.
2020 US election: who is the presenter who picks up the president so hard?
Update from October 16, 2020, 4:41 p.m .: During a commercial break, Trump’s adviser Alyssa Farah is said to have turned to the presenter with concern, writes the New York Times – with the request not to grind the President so hard. But who is the presenter who said to Trump: “You are not some crazy uncle, you are the President!”
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
Usually Americans know Savannah Guthrie from the breakfast television of the greatest US television broadcaster NBC. The mother of two is originally from Australia. The fact that she took Trump so hard in the crossfire of her questions was probably not by chance: Guthrie was not only a correspondent in the White House, but also a lawyer, who is apparently particularly well versed in questioning techniques in court.
US election 2020: Due to Corona – Donald Trump in a television duel with Joe Biden
First report from October 16, 2020, 2:11 p.m .: Miami / Philadelphia – Since the second TV duel between Donald Trump and Joe Biden due to Trump’s corona infection was canceled, the two faced Presidential election candidate in a new format to answer questions from citizens: each individually, on different television channels, but at the same time.
US election 2020: Trump and Biden ask questions from voters
in the NBC in Miami let himself Trump interviewed for 60 minutes and let voters see exactly why he is currently far behind in the polls Biden lies. He avoided questions and became entangled in contradictions.
For example, he did not distance himself from the right-wing extremist Conspiracy Movement QAnon, the Trump as a messiah in the fight against a satanic secret society of pedophiles. Rather, he attacked NBC presenter Savannah Guthri, saying she should rather Joe Biden ask if he is distancing himself from the Antifa.
“I’ve been condemning right-wing extremists for years,” said Trump then and added: “But I also condemn the Antifa and these people on the left who are burning down our cities.” He also stated no president – with the exception of Abraham Lincoln – have done as much for African Americans as Trump.
The interview with Savannah Guthrie was a disaster for Trump. In terms of content and rhetoric, he shifts to misogyny. Trump asks Guthrie why she doesn’t ask Biden about the Antifa. Guthrie: “Because you’re standing in front of me.”
Trump: “So cute” https://t.co/LHbaWYVfPK
– Annika Brockschmidt (@ardenthistorian) October 16, 2020
2020 US election: Trump replies to dubious Twitter post about conspiracy theory
Even over one Twitter post, which was about a conspiracy theory about the doppelganger of Osama bin Laden, wanted Trump not say much. “That was just a retweet! Let the people decide! ”He said. Host Guthrie replied, “You are that President*, not someone’s crazy uncle! ”
When asked about possibly unpaid taxes, slipped Trump however some information, although such statements were previously denied. He “presumably” owes a debt to foreign banks or institutions. “It’s a tiny percentage of my net worth. Little things. ”The debts do not exist with“ gloomy and ominous persons ”, but are only mortgages.
Second TV duel before the US election canceled: Trump speaks about his own corona tests
He got caught up in contradictions US President on the subject Coronavirus *. When the presenter asked if he was before the TV duel with Biden one Corona test he replied “I don’t remember it at all”, but then “probably I do”.
On the accusation at the event in the rose garden of the White house if it was a “super-spreader” event, he replied, “If it was about Masks I am very good. I tell people that they are Masks should wear. ”At another point he questioned the usefulness of the face mask without any scientific basis. “We are about to come over the mountain,” he said of the overall situation of the pandemic in the US.
US election 2020: Joe Biden hardly receives any critical questions
In contrast to Donald Trump *, who was interviewed on the left-wing liberal television station NBC, saw himself Joe Biden hardly any critical questions in the ABC. Also to the controversial e-mails of his son Hunter Bidenwho showed that this is the vice presidency Bidens use for business, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked no questions.
So could Biden Trump attack again and again and show that he would behave differently as president. In order to answer the questions of the voters who didn’t turn up during the airtime, stayed Biden after the broadcast even half an hour longer.
Dem US presidents threw Biden * before, still nothing against Corona* to do, although there are now more than 210,000 people in the USA died as a result of the infection. “And what is he doing? Nothing ”said Biden. “He’s still not wearing masks.” In addition, protested Bidenthat he will always listen to science.
2020 US election: Biden talks about possible defeat
The topic of equality * also spoke Biden on. “We are a diverse country. Until we can treat people equally, we will never reach our potential, ”he said. When president he would never express himself racist or divisive, but try to unite people.
When asked what a defeat his Candidacy* He said, “Well, it could mean that I was a bad candidate and I didn’t do a good job.” That people are as divided on ethnic and religious issues as the US President Trump but he hopes it doesn’t. * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.