GOP Rep Dragged for Tweet Praising Trump for His 'Energy' and 'Substantive Answers' During ABC Town Hall
New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik gained national attention during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump where she established herself as a staunch advocate for him. Since then, her unwavering support of the POTUS has been central to her political identity.
So in keeping with her prior glowing praise for the President, Stefanik weighed in with her thoughts after Trump's Tuesday ABC town hall appearance.
"The energy, substantive responses, ability to effectively answer rapid fire Q&A of [Donald Trump] is in STARK contrast to the endless teleprompter scripting of Joe Biden who hasn't answered any tough questions from anyone in months!"
Stefanik then tagged the Team Trump, Trump War Room and GOP Twitter accounts.
The energy, substantive responses, ability to effectively answer rapid fire Q&A of @realDonaldTrump is in STARK contrast to the endless teleprompter scripting of Joe Biden who hasn't answered any tough questions from anyone in months!@TeamTrump @TrumpWarRoom @GOP #AbcTownHall
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) September 16, 2020
People on social media thought the stark contrast was not between Trump and Biden but rather between Stefanik and reality.
Evidently Stefanik watched the town hall while doing acid.
— Person Man Woman Camera TV Hogweed (@TheGiantHogweed) September 16, 2020
NY-21 you deserve better than this Trump Ass Kisser Elise Stefanik. How could anyone watch the ABC Town Hall and not see a man who was Unprepared, Out of his depth & down right Clueless. Let me not forget the LYING. He used his Rally cries as answers.#MorningJoe #TrumpTownHall https://t.co/35yLMH3CIA
— Kikkay (@NikkisBubble) September 16, 2020
Yeah, in NY, we would say "What is this lady smoking?"
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) September 16, 2020
Elise, it was an unmitigated disaster. And you know it was.
— Annoyed Norwegian 🐝🍷 (@norwegian76) September 16, 2020
Is your neck sore from twisting into knots trying to imply that the town hall was anything but a disaster?
— Lev Parnas (@lev_parnas) September 16, 2020
In an astonishing new low even for her, Elise Stefanik praised Trump's Town Hall appearance last night, which was filled with lies & revealed his disconnect from reality. How embarrassing for Stefanik. #NY21 https://t.co/WZyLZOhr56
— Frank Funaro (@FrankFunaro) September 16, 2020
Sorry, You have brain damage. He has no ability to answer rapid fire questions. He barely answered any of the actual questions and when he tried they did not make sense.
— Michael Lyons (@lyonsroar35) September 16, 2020
Remember when people thought Rep. Stefanik was a credible moderate instead of a complete Trump sycophant? What town hall were you watching last night?
— Samsamsam85 (@Samsamsam851) September 16, 2020
Oh THERE'S that herd mentality Trump was talking about.
— 🆘Rev Magdalen |This is fascism and I reject it. (@revmagdalen) September 16, 2020
As with all members of the House of Representatives, Stefanik is up for reelection in 2020.
People took her tweet as a good opportunity to remind voters of Democrat Tedra Cobb's candidacy.
This weird tweet reminds us that @TedraCobb is running to replace this Trump-enabler. I have donated to the Cobb campaign, and urge others to do so as well.
— Bruce E.H. Johnson (@BEHJ) September 16, 2020
Help us and Tedra Cobb win NY-21! Upstate NY needs Democrats to win this seat from the embarrassment Eli's Stefanik. She is in step with trump, Jordan, McConnell and corporate greed
— Jack (@Jack51493949) September 16, 2020
NY-21 Tedra Cobb stands for North Country workers and their well being
Elise Stefanik cares only how she looks to Donald Trump. Although still in office she has already moved on past you
Tedra is running a grassroots campaign to Stefanik PAC
Tedra cares #wtpHouse #wtpBlue pic.twitter.com/qryih6bAQJ
— Robert Dunn🚴🏽🎼🎧🎱🦅🎾 (@alifeofinsanity) September 16, 2020
Letting Trump do this is one of the best decisions made by the White House. He's a complete and total disaster.
And when has Elise Stefanik ever taken tough questions from her constituents.
That would be NEVER.@TedraCobb for congress. Let's take out the trash.
— Bnthony Aruno (@bronedog) September 16, 2020
Wow...we need to make sure Tedra Cobb defeats sinister Elise Stefanik.
Stefanik is nothing but a sinister Trump enabler as so many Americans know so well.
Follow and support Tedra Cobb!!!
So important for America....and New York.
Watch this video https://t.co/aF2q9Fk4tM
— Republicans For Biden (RFB) (@ForRfb) September 16, 2020
As of Wednesday, September 16, the 2020 election is 47 days away.