To hear the speakers at last week’s RNC, COVID-19 is a thing of the past. That claim, however is simply untrue. There are now over 6 million reported COVID-19 cases in the United States and 186,000 people have died from the virus.
So when Joe Biden made a speech on Monday about the racial unrest in the country, he did so with only reporters present. This morning, the hosts of Fox and Friends ripped the Democratic candidate for “having no one around him.”
Pete Hegseth began, “There was no one around him yesterday. Does it count going on the campaign trail if you go to an empty warehouse surrounded by circles with no one there, and you read off of a teleprompter for 23 minutes and take no questions?”
Brian Kilmeade jumped in, “Come on! If a tree falls in an empty factory, does anyone hear it? Especially when you walk off and don’t take any questions?”
During the RNC, Trump made a point of speaking to a largely mask-less crowd that was not following social distancing guidelines. There was also a roll call held in Charlotte, North Carolina. 4 people who were in attendance during the event have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Biden campaign had previously told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden campaign is following the guidance of scientists and health experts. The safety and well-being of all Americans is our first priority.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News Network:
"Fox and Friends" hosts mock Biden for not being surrounded by a crowd at a campaign event on Monday. pic.twitter.com/SHWwHHgst4
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) September 1, 2020
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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 PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.