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Trump Is Getting Roasted for His Hypocritical Explanation for Why Biden Is 'Gonna Be Your President'
On Thursday night, Fox News aired a town hall featuring President Donald Trump and host Sean Hannity, a devout supporter of his, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Trump reiterated many of his standard talking points, decrying the Russia investigation as a hoax, claiming the call with the Ukrainian President that led to his impeachment was "perfect," and crediting himself with the greatest economy in history before the pandemic outbreak in the United States.
The town hall aired hours after Fox News released a poll that found Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden in reliably red states—a continuation of Trump's plummeting poll numbers in the wake of his pandemic response and his reaction to widespread protests against systemic racism in the United States.
In one moment of the town hall, Trump seemed to acknowledge his currently bleak odds of reelection.
"He's gonna be your president because some people don't love me, maybe" -- Trump sure sounds resigned to losing to Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/UQTrzJVSXR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2020
Discussing Biden, Trump said:
"Here's a guy, doesn't talk, nobody hears him. Whenever he does talk, he can't put two sentences together. I don't wanna be nice or un-nice. I mean, the man can't speak and he's gonna be your president cause some people don't love me maybe, and all I'm doing is doing my job."
Trump decried Biden for supposedly not being able to speak, but many thought Trump's speaking abilities are even more questionable than Biden's—which he proceeded to demonstrate while hypocritically claiming that it's Biden who has the problem speaking.
He said "un-nice" and "the man can't speak" in the same sentence and no one laughed?
— 🥔 All By Myself Potato 🥔 (@InnocentTater) June 26, 2020
“He can't put two sentences together…The man can't speak."
We are talking major projection!
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) June 26, 2020
A guy that can't put two sentences together?!
That's an awful lot of projection by the #Stablegenius who created #covfefe among other fancy new words during his various attempts at the English language.
— Chopstik (@Chopstik) June 26, 2020
"I don't mean to be nice or un-nice, the guy can't speak..." Day: bright. Night: Un-bright. Our president is a moron.
— Pete Olski (@Pete_Olski) June 26, 2020
Man who claims Biden can't speak uses the term “un-nice" to clarify.
— IamTracy (@Tracyeugen) June 26, 2020
Don's ability to project is limitless. The man who vomits word salads and stumbles over two syllable words accuses Joe Biden of an inability to string two sentences together. Don is one of the worst public speakers in my memory.
— Susan Pick Kamala Harris Becraft (@AliceTinker1943) June 26, 2020
Reactions to Trump's statement echoed the sentiments of a video created by The Daily Show, which puts Trump's own gaffes beside Trump supporters' thoughts on Biden's mental capacity.
Fox News finally can see what we all see: #TrumpIsNotWell pic.twitter.com/ZvA71Fd6yq
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 26, 2020
People also didn't fail to notice that Trump seemed to admit Biden would be President.
@KevinMKruse The ads just write themselves pic.twitter.com/iqPk4kOBIK
— Møøse ät Høme 🦌🏡 (@themoosespeaks) June 26, 2020
He knows he's going to lose. This made me smile
— MGC 🧢 (@mgclbc) June 26, 2020
He just admitted Biden is going to be our president 🤣
— Sophia (@lostinnyc_1) June 26, 2020
While odds look good for Democrats now, they'll still need a robust nationwide turnout to make Trump a one-term President.