Daily Archives: October 4, 2020

President Trump drives by supporters outside Walter Reed Medical Center.


C-SPAN

Published on Oct 4, 2020

President Trump drives by supporters outside Walter Reed Medical Center

Donald Trump releases video message then leaves hospital in motorcade to wave to supporters


Guardian News

Published on Oct 4, 2020

After releasing an upbeat video message from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, US president Donald Trump left hospital to wave to his supporters in a motorcade. Throngs of flag waving Trump supporters gathered outside the hospital where Trump was being treated for Covid-19. In the video message Trump thanked the medical team, saying: ‘The work they do is just absolutely amazing.’ He added that his time in hospital has been ‘a very interesting journey’ and that he has ‘learnt a lot about Covid’.

Donald Trump leaves hospital for brief motorcade as doubts over his condition persist


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Oct 4, 2020

Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospitalization and killed more than 209,000 Americans.

Why Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis may be a ‘body blow’ to his supporters


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 3, 2020

With only a month left for the elections,the President, First Lady, a few top aides including his campaign manager and several Senators have tested positive for COVID-19, redirecting the Trump re-election campaign. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss possible political implications.

Confusion surrounds Trump’s condition as he makes drive-by appearance


CBC News: The National

Published on Oct 4, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump surprised visiting supporters outside the hospital where he’s fighting COVID-19 with a drive-by appearance. His doctors say he’s doing well, but their mixed messages about his health raise doubts.

Watch The National live on YouTube Sunday-Friday at 9 p.m. ET

Why People Are Furious About Chris Wallace’s Debate Performance


Nicki Swift

Published on Sep 30, 2020

Veteran journalist and Fox News reporter Chris Wallace returned on Sept. 29, 2020, to moderate his second presidential debate ever at the first showdown between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

At first, Wallace was a welcomed choice, as many praised him for having a no-nonsense, sharp approach when moderating the final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton back in 2016. In fact, his performance got rewarded with positive reviews from both sides of the political spectrum.

What’s more? Wallace hails from a family of respected journalists, so there’s a legacy backing up his resume and proven skills.

So it is arguably surprising, then, that the audience appeared to have flipped on Wallace during the first presidential debate of 2020, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio. Spectators on both political sides have tweeted up a storm about their grievances with Wallace’s moderation this time around.

Ahead of the first presidential debate, Wallace told Fox News his job as a moderator is, quote, “to be as invisible as possible.” However, audiences from both political parties appear to think he took that stance too far. Former NBC News executive Mark Lukasiewicz tweeted:

“So far Wallace is not winning as moderator. Occasional valiant effort but not effective.”

He later added that Wallace, quote, “completely lost control.”

Viral conservative personality Kaitlin Bennett agreed, tweeting:

“Chris Wallace lost that debate.”

Although Wallace got commended for being able to keep control of the microphone during the last presidential election, he clearly had a hard time taking the reins this year. He argued with Trump many times, pleading with the president to let him ask a question before cutting in. However, Trump did not seem to back down.

But Wallace did not back down so easily, either. The moderator took a brief pause during the debate to address Trump directly.

Things got ugly between the two candidates.

In Wallace’s defense, the Cleveland debate wasn’t an easy one to moderate, as both Biden and Trump relentlessly traded barbs over their policies on climate change, law enforcement, white supremacists, and more. At some points, it started to sound more like a high school cafeteria fight than a nationally televised debate between politicians vying for the highest office in the land.

While discussing healthcare policy, Biden lost his patience with the standing president.

In another heated moment, he added:

“Folks, do you have any idea what this clown’s doing? I tell you what, he is not for anybody needing healthcare.”

The president wasn’t any kinder while defending his actions during the coronavirus pandemic, saying, quote, “We’ve done a great job.”

While the Democratic candidate attempted to point out what he thinks are mistakes made by the administration, the president added:

“There’s nothing smart about you, Joe.”

Even after Wallace managed to get a couple of words in, pleading with Trump directly to allow, quote, “both people to speak with fewer interruptions,” the incumbent president didn’t take the feedback well. He responded to say that Biden was also interrupting.

Although many people felt that Wallace didn’t do a good job in wrangling the candidates to calm down or let the other speak, it wasn’t an easy job in the first place. All we have to say is better luck to the next moderator on October 15, 2020. Per The New York Times, Steve Scully, political editor at C-SPAN, is scheduled to moderate a town-hall-style event with undecided voters from South Florida.

Hopefully, Scully will have some better ideas about how to get the two candidates to stop talking over each other and actually debate. Watch the video to learn Why People Are Furious About Chris Wallace’s Debate Performance!

#ChrisWallace #DonaldTrump #JoeBiden

Read full article: https://www.nickiswift.com/254184/why…

Trump Is Furious That People Don’t Think He Won The First Debate


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 2, 2020

Donald Trump wants everyone to know that he won the first presidential debate, and he won’t shut up about it until people see what he thinks is the truth. He spent a lot of time on Thursday tweeting about how he won and he even tweeted out a Twitter poll where respondents said that he won by a massive margin. The only problem is that none of the other polls out there show this. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Trump Is ‘Furious’ Over Polls Showing Joe Biden Beating Him Badly | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on Jul 3, 2020

With poll after polls showing Trump trailing Joe Biden in battleground states and nationally, reports indicate the news is infuriating Trump. Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post reacts. Aired on 7/02/2020.

The “bit of good news” on climate change


60 Minutes

Published on Oct 4, 2020

Geophysicist Michael Mann tells 60 Minutes one encouraging bit of news from today’s climate models: “If we stop burning carbon now, we stop the warming of the planet.”

Climate change’s worst possible outcome


60 Minutes

Published on Oct 4, 2020

The “father of climate science,” James Hansen lays out what irreversible changes will hurt the planet if humans don’t act to stop climate change