A successful presidential run usually means that the candidate got in front of the American public in many different ways. By advertising online and via television. By debating their opponent a number of times before the election. They also hold small events meeting with every day Americans. And of course, by holding large scale rallies.
Donald Trump, however, only likes to communicate with Americans in two ways; Twitter and rallies. A virtual debate he can’t control certainly isn’t to his liking. So when the debate commission announced the next event would be virtual Trump said he would be bailing. When asked about the decision during a Thursday morning Fox and Friends interview, Pete Buttigieg said that it points to the weakness of Trump’s campaign.
Host Steve Doocy asked the former South Bend mayor, “So what do you make of the president saying ‘if it’s going to be virtual, it’s not worth my time’?”
Buttigieg responded, “Well, it’s too bad. All of us have had to get used to virtual formats, right?”
Pete Buttigieg just absolutely destroys Trump on Fox and Friends.
And Doocey agrees.
— Democrats in Array (@BernieVetting) October 8, 2020
The former Democratic candidate later dropped the hammer:
“When you see campaign’s getting the kind of bad news that he’s been getting through this month, a lot of times you’ll see these kinds of increased arguments over rules, withdrawing from opportunities, a little bit of flailing there. Of course, the only reason we’re here in the first place is that the President of the United States is still contagious, as far as we know, with a deadly disease which reflects the overall problem. I don’t know why you’d want to be in a room with other people if you were contagious with a deadly disease, and you care about other people.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.