Background Briefing: September 16, 2020
Trump Chokes on ABC’s Town Hall Facing Real Questions From Ordinary Americans
We begin with Trump’s pathetic performance last night on ABC’s Town Hall where instead of the adoring MAGA-hatted crowds at his rallies, he faced real questions from ordinary Americans which he could not answer, and after trotting out his hollow talking points which fell flat, all he could do was lie. Paul Waldman, a columnist at The Washington Post’s Plum Line and a senior writer at the American Prospect joins us to discuss his latest article at The Washington Post, “Trump’s latest healthcare lies reveal what a second term would look like.” We explore the extent to which Trump is inside a comfort zone of his own unreality and can’t handle the truth or reality itself. Leaving us to wonder whether his followers have an infinite amount of gullibility believing he will protect Americans with preexisting conditions and that his much-promised healthcare plan will be out next week.
Silence From the White House and GOP on Caputo’s Call to Arms For a Civil War in November