Trump personally attacked ABC’s Jon Karl when Karl requested him why he lied to the American individuals concerning the deadliness of COVID-19.
Karl requested, “Thanks, Mr. President. Why did you deceive the American individuals and why ought to we belief what it’s a must to say now?”
That’s a horrible query and the phrasing. I didn’t lie. I stated we’ve to be calm. We are able to’t be panicked. I knew that the tapes have been — these have been a collection of telephone calls we had. Bob Woodward is someone that I respect simply from listening to the title for a lot of, a few years. Not understanding an excessive amount of about his work. Not caring about his work. I believed it might be fascinating to speak to him for a interval of calls. We did that. I don’t know if it’s good or unhealthy. I don’t know if the ebook is nice or unhealthy.
Actually, if he thought that was a foul assertion, he would have reported it as a result of he thinks that, you understand, you don’t wish to have anyone that’s going to undergo medically due to some truth. He didn’t report it as a result of he didn’t assume it was unhealthy. No one thought it was unhealthy. Wait a minute. Your query — the way in which you phrase that may be a shame. It’s a shame to ABC. It’s a shame to your employer. That’s the reply.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 10, 2020
Trump answered the query about why he lied to the American individuals, which there’s ample video of him doing, by personally attacking and insulting the reporter who requested the query. Trump additionally tried responsible Bob Woodward and admitted that he by no means learn Woodward’s books.
This schtick has gotten far past previous, and Trump can’t dodge accountability by attacking reporters and mendacity extra.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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