George Stephanopoulos has come under fire after he moderated Joe Biden's live Q&A.
Keep on reading to find out why...
It's been one hell of an evening...
via: GettyAs both of President Trump's and Joe Biden's individual town-hall forums took place as scheduled.
The President's forum in Miami was a heated and difficult one...
via: GettyBut what about Joe Biden's over in Philadelphia? Well, even though Biden seems to have won many people over, the evening's moderator George Stephanopoulos has left people feeling very unhappy.
Now, tonight's event was originally scheduled for October 9th...
via: GettyBut was hastily canceled over coronavirus fears following Trump's positive test earlier in the month.
Subsequently, today's date, October 15th, was selected for the second debate...
via: GettyBut it was established almost instantly that things were going to be carried out virtually due to Trump's recent COVID diagnosis.
However, President Trump wasn't too keen on this idea...
President Trump objects to a virtual debate: "Who wants to do a debate on a computer? I don't." https://t.co/A4pAcrS6DY— Daily Caller (@Daily Caller)1602290471.0
Meanwhile, Joe Biden was putting together his own plan to appear in an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia...
via: GettyWhich is the very thing we watched this evening.
But, never one to miss out on an opportunity to attack his opponent, Trump decided to take part in NBC's Miami town hall event...
via: GettyAt the exact same time as Biden's ABC appearance.
So, tonight, we were treated to 2 separate town hall events...
via: Twitter / NBC NewsJust 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.
And while Trump's forum was heated from the get-go...
via: Twitter / ABC NewsBiden took a slightly different approach over in Philadelphia.
It all started when the Democratic candidate was asked by ABC moderator George Stephanopoulus about how he would have handled the pandemic differently if he was in office...
via: GettyAnd what he said blew Trump right out of the park.
Biden used his comparison to lambast Trump for his somewhat "uneven" response to the virus.
via: Getty"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.
Biden then said his administration would have followed the pandemic plan laid out by Barack Obama’s administration before Trump took office.
via: GettyHe explained how his first move would have been "sending Americans to China to get the most up to date knowledge on the virus."
In similarity to Trump's forum, Biden then held a Q&A with potential voters...
via: GettyAnd when a mother of a transgender child asked Biden about his plans for LGBTQ+ rights, his answer was astonishing.
The mom explained:
via: Twitter / ABC News"I'm the proud mom of 2 girls, 8 and 10, my youngest daughter is transgender. The Trump Administration has attacked the rights of transgender people - banning them from military service, weakening non-discrimination, protections, and even removing the word 'transgender' from some government websites."
She then asked Biden how he, as President, will reverse this "dangerous and discriminatory agenda"...
via: Twitter / ABC NewsAnd how he will ensure the lives and rights of LGBTQ+ people will be protected.
Biden immediately responded with:
via: Twitter / ABC News"I will flat out just change the law, I will eliminate those executive orders."
He then recalled a life lesson he learned from his own father when he was younger.
via: Twitter / ABC NewsBiden explained how, as a young boy, he saw 2 corporate-looking men kiss each other, and his father said, "Joe, it's simple. They love each other."
He carried on:
via: Twitter / ABC News"The idea that an 8-year-old child decides, 'You know, I decided I want to be transgender', there should be zero discrimination and what's happening is, too many transgender women of color are being murdered... so I promise you there is no reason to suggest that there should be any rights denied to your daughter."
The mom seemed to be overjoyed with Biden's heartfelt response to the issue surrounding LGBTQ+ rights in America...
@ABC America is so starved for a compassionate leader, we’ve almost forgotten what one sounds like. It sounds just like this! 👆🏼— Adrian Palacios (@Adrian Palacios)1602811395.0
@ABC This literally made me cry in happiness, it is such a relief to hear empathy and understanding.— Museum Planning, Mark Walhimer (@Museum Planning, Mark Walhimer)1602811403.0
@ABC Brought me to tears.— Leona Lynn Lauter (@Leona Lynn Lauter)1602811285.0
@ABC How is anyone still undecided?!? VP Biden shares compassion and empathy, we yearn for this so badly #VoteBidenHarris2020— Dianne, RN BSN 🇺🇸🇳🇱😷 (@Dianne, RN BSN 🇺🇸🇳🇱😷)1602811458.0
@ABC #BidenTownHall @JoeBiden has the right answer for this and he brought up his oldest son Beau Biden having a la… https://t.co/4ZFX2Q8FHh— JP Canlapan (@JP Canlapan)1602811694.0
@ABC Thank you, Joe. LGBTQ children deserve the EXACT SAME protections as any other child in this nation. Period. T… https://t.co/PEKVBtUkuY— Joe Vallina, CAE 🇺🇸🇪🇸 (@Joe Vallina, CAE 🇺🇸🇪🇸)1602814269.0
It seems that Biden has gained himself a few more voters...
via: GettyAnd a lot of people have been left feeling happy after watching the debate.
via: GettyA lot more people have been feeling unhappy with George Stephanopoulos.
The internet seems to believe that in comparison to Trump's questioning by Savannah Guthrie, Stephanopoulos' questioning wasn't fair...
@GStephanopoulos what kind of “journalist” doesn’t ask @JoeBiden a single question in 90 mins about him selling acc… https://t.co/WKToBqgaId— Office of the United Banana Republics (@Office of the United Banana Republics)1602817618.0
@marsha_vivinate @GStephanopoulos @JoeBiden What really pisses me off is how deferential @GStephanopoulos was to tr… https://t.co/DKmUGhj1qJ— Anne Henly, MA, RSP (@Anne Henly, MA, RSP)1602817588.0
Could this anger toward Stephanopoulos throw a spanner in the works for Biden's campaign?
@ABCNewsLive @GStephanopoulos @ABC @JoeBiden @ABCNetwork You’re so disappointing. Now I know Democrats including th… https://t.co/2Tt81PCrFT— Roman Garcia (@Roman Garcia)1602817523.0
@GStephanopoulos @GMA what happened to the question that is the biggest news topic of the day? You definitely woul… https://t.co/96UitjmF04— Mary Alice Sexton (@Mary Alice Sexton)1602817421.0
Do you think it was a fair match?
via: GettyOr do you feel that Trump had a much harder time with his moderator than Biden did? Make sure to stay posted for updates.