Trump fakely claims that Biden “read the answers of a teleprompter” at the press conference
Donald Trump Spreads Fake News About Joe Biden’s Press Conference With False Claim That He ‘Read Teleprompter’s Answers’
- President Trump falsely claimed that Joe Biden read a teleprompter when he answered journalists’ questions at a news conference
- “That means he got the questions, like Crooked Hillary,” Trump also claimed. “I’ve never seen this!”
- Biden spoke to journalists at a high school in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, after using a teleprompter to make brief comments
- Although he had a list of outlets he would reach first, including the Associated Press and NBC News, he also called other journalists into the room
- Biden’s campaign spokesperson TJ Ducklo confirmed to DailyMail.com that President Trump was lying
- Prior to Biden’s press conference, Trump’s campaign tracked how many days it was since Biden answered reporters’ questions
- Trump’s new tactic attempted to compare Biden to Hillary Clinton, who received CNN town hall help from Donna Brazile, a DNC official and network worker
President Trump falsely claimed that Joe Biden read a teleprompter while answering questions from journalists at his Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
“Biden was asked yesterday at his so-called press conference where he read the answers from a teleprompter,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. That means he got the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never seen before! ‘
TJ Ducklo, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, confirmed to DailyMail.com that Trump was lying.
President Trump accused Joe Biden (pictured) of using a teleprompter to answer journalists’ questions at a news conference on Tuesday. Biden used a teleprompter to comment, but was off-script when contacting journalists in Wilmington
President Trump made a false statement on Wednesday morning, accusing Joe Biden of using a teleprompter to answer questions from reporters at his Tuesday press conference in Delaware. Trump also claimed that Biden had been asked questions beforehand when he was not
Biden used teleprompters to comment briefly on how the President dealt with the coronavirus crisis before engaging in Q&A with reporters who practiced social distance in the room
Reporters, including DailyMail.com, are waiting for Biden’s press conference on Tuesday. Biden did have a list of outlets to choose – The Associated Press, NBC News – but he also called other reporters into the gym
At the Biden event at a high school in Wilmington, he made brief comments on how the President is addressing the coronavirus crisis using a teleprompter before speaking to reporters.
His staff had provided him with a list of major outlets – the Associated Press, NBC News – although he had also called on several other journalists in the room, including a Fox News Channel journalist.
Prior to the Tuesday press conference, Trump’s campaign hit Biden about how many days had passed since he answered media questions.
On Sunday, the Trump campaign had emailed reporters saying, “He hasn’t held a press conference in 87 days.”
“Most of his virtual events are scripted and many of the answers he gives in interviews are pre-written,” the Trump campaign also claimed.
Now that the clock at Biden’s press conference had been reset, the president was trying to pursue a new strategy against the suspected Democrats candidate, including associating him with Hillary Clinton.
During the 2016 Democratic primaries, Clinton got a heads-up from then-Democratic National Committee vice-chairman Donna Brazile, who also contributed to CNN, on some of the questions she would ask in CNN’s town halls.
In the emails stolen from the DNC and posted by WikiLeaks, Brazile was caught telling the Clinton campaign that a woman from Flint, Michigan would ask about the city’s water problem.
In another exchange about a separate town hall, Brazile told the Clinton campaign that she would be asked about the death penalty.
In March 2017 brazile wrote in an essay for Time I explained that she had “worked behind the scenes to add more city hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and made sure that those events included various moderators and covered topics vital to minority communities.”
“It was my job to make all of our Democratic candidates look good and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that possible,” she explained. “But sending those emails was a mistake that I will always regret.”
In the 2016 cycle – and again in 2020 – Trump pushed the story that the DNC “ rigged ” the primaries against Senator Bernie Sanders in hopes of picking up some angry Sanders voters.
Trump has always raged against teleprompters.
“I actually said that if you run for President, you shouldn’t be using a teleprompter,” he said in August 2015, mocking President Obama who would use them to deliver speeches.
However, as president, Trump often uses teleprompters.