Oh, to have seen the look on Donald Trump’s face when Fox News’ Chris Wallace shut him down with an on-the-spot fact-check of a favorite DJT lie.
Wait, we can see it. It’s right here. Enjoy.
Donald Trump really pulled an “I want to speak to the manager.” pic.twitter.com/bZsIh941V7
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 17, 2020
TRUMP: “Because they want to defund the police and BIden wants to defund the police.”
WALLACE: “Sir, he does not.”
TRUMP: “Look, he signed a charter with Bernie Sanders …”
WALLACE: “And he said nothing about defunding the police.”
TRUMP: “Oh, really? It says ‘abolish,’ it says … Let’s go. Get me the charter, please.”
WALLACE (back in the studio): [Laughs] “So that led to a very interesting exchange where he had his staff go out and get the highlights from that 100-page compact that the Biden team and the … Sanders team had signed, and he went through it and he found a lot of things that he objected to that Biden has agreed to, but he couldn’t find any indication, because there isn’t any, that Joe Biden has sought to defund and abolish the police.”
Is that so hard, reporters? Trump lies like this every damn day. Repeatedly. He needs to be challenged on this stuff. Because when he is, it pretty much takes a rhino tranquilizer and a chloroform sponge bath to settle him down. In other words, it’s not a presidential look. Unless you’re talking about President Pinochet.
Also, isn’t it fun to watch the folks at Fox yucking it up over Trump’s flailing answers? I know it’s a pretty rare sight, but it’s a hoot nonetheless.
Enjoy the rest of your day in Trump’s America, folks. Wash your hands, and beware of brownshirts.