Trump on Media Handling of Biden: “Questions for a Child”

I agree with and support Donald Trump’s analysis of this gross fiasco.

The Hill:

President Trump on Friday criticized the media for what he described as easy questions given to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, saying that the questions were “meant for a child.”

Trump, speaking at a press briefing Friday evening, made the comments after being asked about a report in The Atlantic about the president making disparaging remarks about fallen U.S. service members in France in 2018 — an account that the White House has fiercely denied.

Trump dismissed the Atlantic as a “second-rate magazine” and went on to skewer reporters who asked Biden questions following an event in Wilmington, Del., earlier Friday afternoon.

It’s a total second-rate magazine.

But I’ll always have a place in my heart for it.

It got me laid more than a million trips to the gym or a billion dollars ever could.

But yeah, I know for a fact these people just make things up out of nothing, because they literally made up stuff about my personal life. I’m sitting here reading fantasy stories about my own life. That’s when you really realize how fake the news actually is.

“I watched the interview with sleepy Joe Biden and … you didn’t ask questions like that,” Trump said. “They were like, meant for a child. Those questions were meant for a child. Smiles on faces of reporters — not like you and you,” the president said, looking at reporters in the briefing room. “They were smiles on the reporters. What do you think? Take a look at those questions that they asked him. They were not meant for a grown up, they were meant for a child.”

“I look at that and I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump continued, referencing the report in the Atlantic. “And then I watch Biden getting asked questions that are really meant for a child to answer, anybody could answer. and I look at the level of question that you people ask. I mean honestly, it’s disgraceful.”

It is absolutely a disgrace. These people are just openly pandering to the very lowest common denominator, and it’s dehumanizing to watch it.

Trump has long attacked the media as unfair and in cahoots with the Democratic party. On Friday, he suggested that the piece in the Atlantic was a “hoax” and published deliberately to hurt his reelection chances.

Biden has come under criticism from Trump and his allies for making scant appearances on the campaign trail and holding rare news conferences. This week, Trump introduced a new nickname for the former vice president, calling him “Joe Hiden” on Twitter and in a campaign appearance in Pennsylvania on Thursday evening.

Biden has stepped up his in-person campaigning over the last week following the Democratic and Republican conventions. He has taken questions following appearances a handful of times this week.

The Hill is the single mainstream publication that doesn’t line their articles with weasel-words. I appreciate that.

The questions Biden has taken in the last week appear to be planned and scripted, Biden having a prepared answer given to him for them.

At one point this week, a black woman in Kenosha who was asking him a question at an event blew the scam up, saying that she was given a piece of paper and told to read the question to him.

If audience members have to read scripted questions, you can be sure journalists are reading scripted questions.

The questions he was asked were all variations of “please elaborate on how bad Donald Trump really is.”

Byron York of the Washington Examiner put together this list of (paraphrased) questions Biden answered:

Just try to imagine Trump getting questions like this.

Here’s the QAnon question, which had what was obviously a scripted joke in the answer – calling the QAnon believers mentally ill. The joke fell very flat due to mumbling, senile delivery, but it’s obvious that the response was scripted.

Here’s an ostensible news reporter, one of the first in over a year to get to ask Joe Biden a question, asking him why he isn’t angrier at how bad Trump is.

This is all just so absolutely degrading, to have this completely senile man on TV and the media telling us it’s fine, whatever, senility won’t be a problem.

His own defenders all know he is senile. They don’t care because they know a normal presidency is different than a Trump presidency in that it is a situation where a council is making the decisions rather than a president. The president is just a figurehead. (That’s true of Trump’s presidency as well, he just doesn’t go along with it.)

The whole charade is just such a total humiliation of the country.