On Wednesday, the president tweeted out a thank you for all the “great reviews” he has supposedly gotten for his appearance.
Thank you for the great reviews of the @ABC News show last night!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
Problem is, the president isn’t getting great reviews. Instead, he’s getting panned for several of his comments, including his insistence that months ago he “up-played” concerns about the coronavirus pandemic despite saying in taped conversations with journalist Bob Woodward that he was downplaying it. He’s also getting blasted for the way he tried to dismiss one voter’s concerns about health-care policy, as well as another audience member’s question about race relations.
Ane Trump is being mocked for referring to “herd mentality: when he meant “herd immunity.”
Reflecting on all of this, Twitter users didn’t pull any punches.
The people who attended do not agree:— BRANDON ️ (@bjrich_) September 16, 2020
Person 1—"I don't feel like he adequately answered it"
Person 2—"He didn't answer anything. He was lying through his teeth."
Person 3—“He didn't answer my question"...She said she left the event fuming.
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WaPo headline: "Trump’s ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again" https://t.co/dU09tdj8mq— Chris Meagher (@chrismeagher) September 16, 2020
too late for an #Emmys nod?... possible to sign some sort of executive order or proclamation to demand a new vote?... best performance in a purporting role?... #TrumpTownHall#UpPlayedhttps://t.co/aNDVO88gWK— Daniel Paisner (@DanielPaisner) September 16, 2020