Fox News calls Trump’s ABC Town Hall an ‘ambush’

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I attempted to watch clips of Donald Trump’s ABC Town Hall from last night. It was like watching a concussed orangutan drown in a bucket of Yoo-hoo.

Not sure why Trump agreed to do this, as it was well outside his comfort zone — that being the twin bouncy castles of Fox News and OANN, where Nerf balls are gently lobbed at his tiny hands, prompting him to continually spike said balls over and over again in smug celebration.

For once, Trump was confronted by actual people who live outside his phantasmagoria of unicorns and fey woodland creatures, who sing him thrice-daily hosannas congratulating him on his awesome response to the coronavirus and his perduring love for the military.

And Fox News did not like it one little bit. Oh, no. As their chyron made clear, Donald Trump was “ambushed.” And host Laura Ingraham said the town hall (which Trump agreed to, by the way) might as well have been put on by the DNC.

Here are some of the questions he got:

“Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus?”

“Why don’t you support a mandate for national mask-wearing, and why don’t you wear a mask more often?”

“Why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low-income families and minority communities?”

“Should preexisting conditions, which Obamacare brought to fruition … Should that be removed?”

Oh noes! How unfair. People asked questions based on Trump’s own words and actions in the real universe we all occupy and not based on the Trump campaign’s own talking points. What an outrage!

Yes, Trump did throw people with comorbidities under the bus when he prematurely — and stridently — called for reopening the economy.

No, he doesn’t support a mask mandate. (Though when pressed, Trump absurdly noted that Joe Biden (who, in case you were confused, is not yet president) hasn’t implemented a mask mandate. (When challenged on his claim that “a lot of people” think masks “are not good,” he said, “I’ll tell you who those people are — waiters.” Oh, you thought he was going to cite a report from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health? Ha ha ha! You naif.)

Yes, he did downplay the pandemic. He’s on tape admitting it.

And while he won’t admit to wanting to remove protections for preexisting conditions, that’s exactly what he’s tried to do since becoming president — and he’s still doing it. (Sure, he says he’s going to put forward a fantastic health care plan, but he’s been saying that for some time and it never happens. I suspect his “plan” will be a sheet of paper ripped out of a spiral notebook that says “Everyone gets the best health care.”)

By the way, Trump is mostly getting savaged for this town hall, both by fact-checkers and political strategists, so I can see why Fox News is eager to play the victim on his behalf.

James Carville, for instance, said he wanted to get Michael Bloomberg to put up $500 million and rebroadcast this on national television so everybody could see it.

Trump is flailing, and it’s beautiful to watch.

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6 Comments on "Fox News calls Trump’s ABC Town Hall an ‘ambush’"

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Marie Tobias
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Is it just me or does Trump remind you of this guy: https://youtu.be/-ucJN8cRDqM

Chris Whitley
Member

Why was it a ambush? It was all questions that he should know because they were about what he’s supposed to be working on. I realize that it might be tough to fit in some cabinet meetings between his rallies and his obsession with golf. Which by the way he promised not to even go golfing before election and now is on course for one year at golf. Who knows at rallies. What is he the absenteeism president.

Lou
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NOT AN AMBUSH, HE JUST CANNOT DICUSE8 IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR AMERICA. HE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANYTHING HE JUST MAKES THEM UP TO MAKE YOU THINK HE KNOWS EVERYTHING. AS YOU CAN SEE, HE IS A COMPLETE FAILER . JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR HIS DEBATE, BUT ODDS ARE HE MIGHT HAVE TO PLAY GOLF THAT DAY HA! OR DINNER WITH A KING FROM DIPSHITVILLE.

J.M.
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J.M.

Malignant Narcissists need any kind of attention, negative or positive. THEY. DON’T. CARE.

Joe
Guest

Leave it to “ FAKE NEWS FOX NEWS “ to call ABC Town Hall an ambush. The only ambush was when Mr. Trump was elected President. He couldn’t even answer simple questions from ordinary adults the questions were to hard to answer and his answers we’re lies. You/ We the people will never get a Smart, Straight, Honest Intelligent answer out of “FAKE NEWS FOX NEWS” or Trump. LIES, LIES, LIES. Want the truth watch CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and my favorite MSNBC.

Marie Tobias
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Yeah, well if this was an ambush, then the debate’s gonna be a slaughter.