President Trump conducted a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday where he was asked about the prospective debates coming up later in the year, and the comment he made about how the mainstream media will treat Joe Biden is spot on and is a sad commentary on the state of modern journalism.
Trump said, “You know the way it is, the fake news. If he stands up, and if he is able to breathe, and if he’s able to walk off the platform, they’ll say it was one of the greatest debate performances in history.”
You know something? He’s right. The media, which is the propaganda arm for the Democratic Party, is so desperate to craft anti-Trump narratives and spin they will ignore any of the mad ramblings of Joe Biden on the debate stage and hail him as one of the all-time greats just for being there, even if the dang thing is done online.
Think about it. The leftist media already consider the fact Joe Biden can ride bike all they need to hail him as mentally competent to sit in the Oval Office. In other words, every five-year-old in America is now qualified to serve as president.
Here’s more on this from The Daily Wire:
Hewitt prompted Trump by asserting, “The expectations of the vice president are being lowered by the hour. I think if he just stands up for an hour, that will lead the media to declare him a winner. I appreciate that you nominated me to be a moderator. I don’t think the debate commission will give you anyone remotely close to being as tough on Biden as they are on you. Do you think they’re lowering expectations for Joe Biden for the debates?”
Trump answered, “Well, I’m not lowering expectations. Everyone else is. I’m not. I don’t do that. Look, whoever shows up, I watched him with Bernie Sanders, and he did okay. I wouldn’t say he was Winston Churchill.”
“Yes, he did,” the host replied.
“But he got through,” President Trump added. “But you know the way it is, the fake news. If he stands up, and if he is able to breathe, and if he’s able to walk off the platform, they’ll say it was one of the greatest debate performances in history. These, the fake news is corrupt, and it’s a disgrace. And it’s now rated lower than Congress. At least in my mind, it’s rated lower than anything. But I’ve seen things from the fake news that someday I’ll tell you some things you wouldn’t even believe. These are corrupt people. So if he goes and debates; if he said. ‘Yes, I had a wonderful breakfast, thank you for asking the question,’ they’ll give him, they’ll say it was one of the greatest answers in history.”
“So you know, I know what I’m up against, and I had a smaller dose of it with Hillary,” the commander-in-chief said. “But Hillary was smart. Joe was never smart. Joe wasn’t smart in prime time. I’ve had a certain highly-respected senator years ago, I said, who I got along with very well which people would be shocked at, I said, “Who’s the smartest person in the Senate?” He gave me a name. Then I said who’s the dumbest, and he said Joe. And I said, ‘Who’s Joe?’ ‘Joe.’ I said, ‘Who is he? Who is he?’ He said, ‘Joe. You don’t know Joe?’ And we go along, and I said, ‘You’re talking about Biden?’ ‘Yeah, I’m talking about Joe Biden.’ I said, ‘Why, he’s the dumbest in the Senate?’ ‘He is by far. He’s a glad hand.’”
“He called him a glad hand, and he was a friend,” Trump said. “He was a friend of the guy. But he said Joe Biden’s the dumbest in the Senate.”
President Trump knows his opponent well, doesn’t he? The constant assault on him by the leftist media has made him well aware of the tricks they try to pull and the kind of stunts they’ll perform in order to make him look bad, which is why he’s often able to get out in front of them and shut them down.
The debates, if they happen, will definitely be must-see TV.