As we speak, both current President and former Vice President and Democratic nominee (and hopefully soon-to-be president) Joe Biden are holding simultaneous town halls.
So, first things first, let’s just break down how this happened, shall we?
Trump and Biden had their first presidential debate — it was a complete and utter dumpster fire of epic proportions. Shortly thereafter, Donald Trump suddenly tests positive for the potentially deadly coronavirus. It looked like it could be pretty serious, the dude ended up in the hospital and the whole nine yards. As a result of his infection with the virus, combined with his refusal to properly follow guidelines even after testing positive, the Biden team decided that Joe would only be participating in the next debate, that was supposed to take place tonight, if it was a virtual event. Unsurprisingly, Donald refused and ultimately the event was canceled.
After the cancellation of the debate, Joe Biden scheduled a town hall with ABC. Unable to tolerate feeling as though he’s been one-upped, Trump scheduled a town hall of his own on the same night, at the same time, on a different network. Because, evidently, all the man knows how to do is compete.
As you can imagine, the two events quickly got off on two very different feet. And social media is very aware of that fact:
Biden: I want to make sure you are taken care of, improve your quality of life.
— 𝕂𝕚𝕞 🐝 𝕧𝕠𝕥𝕖𝕤 𝔹𝕃𝕌𝔼 𝕤𝕠 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦💙 (@ChaplainheArt) October 16, 2020
Watching Joe Biden for a few minutes while I’ve been watching this Trump town Hall is like taking a cool drink of water after standing in front of a fan blowing a blast furnace in my face
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 16, 2020
He’s not nearly as entertaining as Trump, but Biden is sharp, comfortable, and confident tonight. And I think he’s really connecting and showing his empathy with the town hall questioners.
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 16, 2020
Dueling town hall status:
Biden – doing great. He’s getting real questions and giving real practical answers and policy recommendations.
Trump – lying like a dog, showing his ignorance & refusing to answer other questions. He’s convincing viewers they need to vote for Biden.
— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) October 16, 2020
Update: On YouTube, Biden’s town hall has almost double the number of viewers than Trump’s town hall
Biden’s Town Hall- 319,700 viewers
Trump’s Town Hall- 192,500 viewers#BidenTownHall
— United for the People 💛🥁 (@people4kam) October 16, 2020
Biden town hall: Calm answers
Trump town hall: SCREAMING and feces throwing
— Red (@Redpainter1) October 16, 2020
Folks, the town halls that are currently underway are but a small part of a much larger picture — this is the tale of two Americas. And the right choice has never been so clear.
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