It seems that Donald Trump has some serious competition this year…
And both Donald Trump’s and Joe Biden’s town-hall forums have kicked off… at exactly the same time.
But what about Biden’s over in Philadelphia? Well, the Democratic candidate started by addressing something very important… and that’s how he would have handled the pandemic differently to Trump.
But was hastily canceled over coronavirus fears following Trump’s positive test earlier in the month.
But it was established almost instantly that things were going to be carried out in a slightly different way to the usual proceedings.
With the candidates in separate locations.
And he demanded that the debate be restored to its original, in-person format, before adding that he would refuse to take part in any virtual debate entirely.
Which is the very thing we watched this evening.
At the exact same time as Biden’s ABC appearance.
And NBC has been criticized for agreeing to go ahead with Trump’s forum which will force viewers to choose either one or the other to watch, rather than getting an equal share of both candidates.
Just on different channels from different parts of the country, with undecided voters watching in the audience.
Yep, I told you things had strayed slightly from the norm.
Biden took a slightly different approach over in Philadelphia.
And what he said blew Trump right out of the park.
“He missed enormous opportunities and kept saying things that weren’t true,” he said, noting that Trump’s administration said the virus would go away by Easter or be eradicated by the summer heat.
He explained how his first move would have been “sending Americans to China to get the most up to date knowledge on the virus.”
And that the President should be pushing all Americans to use masks as a way to stop the spread.
“He didn’t talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying, in my view, about the stock market… He worried if he talked about how bad this could be, unless we took these precautionary actions, then, in fact, the market would go down. And his barometer of the success of the economy is the market.”
Make sure to stay posted for upcoming updates.