Trump's ABC town hall: President faces tough questions on coronavirus response, health care, racial injustice

President Donald Trump took questions from uncommitted voters in Philadelphia in a 90-minute town hall special hosted by ABC News.

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President Donald Trump took questions from uncommitted voters in Philadelphia in a 90-minute town hall special hosted by ABC News.

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Seven weeks before Election Day, ABC News hosts a town hall with President Donald Trump and uncommitted voters. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor the event, which will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

Please refresh for updates.10:30 p.m. Trump says COVID-19 biggest challenge of his presidencyFor the night's final question, Trump was asked what has been the most difficult part of his presidency and what has he learned from it."Without question I would say, because things were going so well, I think I'd have to say the whole COVID, the 'China virus' as I call it -- because it comes from China, I think it's a much more accurate term," Trump said."But it's it's been very difficult. It's been so sad."

Trump revealed he's known six people who have died from COVID-19."I've learned that life is very fragile because these were strong people and all of a sudden they were dead. They were gone. And it wasn't their fault. It was the fault of a country that could have stopped it," Trump added, continuing to place blame on China.

The president said he can no longer view his trade deal with China with same pride"because of the horror of this disease that really could have been stopped at the border."Stephanopoulos then pressed the president,"Could you have done more to stop it?"

"I don't think so. I think what I did like closing up the country I think I saved two maybe two and a half, maybe more than that, lives. I really don't think so. I think we did a very good job. I don't know if that's been recognized," he said.

The president went on to say that his response to the pandemic made other officials look good too -- but that he doesn't think they didn't deserve the recognition."We've made a lot of governors feel good. We've made some reputationally -- We've enhanced their reputation. They didn't have anything. We got them the supplies. We got them the ventilators. We made a lot of people look good that shouldn't look good, to be honest with you," Trump said.

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10:22 p.m. Trump appears to misunderstand voters' question on path to citizenshipA woman who says she immigrated from the Dominican Republican and lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and has not voted before as she just became a citizen, shared with Trump that her mother died from breast cancer last month but had a dream to become a citizen and vote.

"I'm here because of her," the woman said through tears."We lost our jobs, but we learned how to love our families. I'm saying that for her," she added of the pandemic.She went on to ask Trump what's he going to improve about the country's path to citizenship.

"We are doing something with immigration that I think is going to be very strong, because we want people to come in to our country, people like you. And like your mother. And that just shows how vicious the COVID is, especially when you have another problem you have a heart problem or another type of a problem. And it's a it's a very sad story," Trump said, not appearing to understand her mother had not died from the coronavirus but from cancer.

"I mean as far as your situation with your mother that is just devastating because I can imagine how you feel and sounds like a great woman and I'll tell you she, she -- and I can, I'm pretty good with people -- she gave us a great daughter, a great child," Trump said, continuing to tease coronavirus therapeutics and vaccines.

10:12 p.m. Trump says he's restored law and order 'except in Democrat run cities'Alexander Floyd of Dallas, Pennsylvania, who says he voted for Trump in 2016, asked the president how he can balance common sense police reform without sacrificing public safety.

Trump raised the police reform plan Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Black Republican in the Senate, spearheaded for the GOP over the summer in the wake of George Floyd's death -- before both parties plans failed in Congress, lacking the necessary bipartisan support.

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MORE: Republicans unveil 'Justice Act' aimed at policing reform, propose fast-track action"The Democrats are viewing this as a political issue, and I probably agree with them, I think it's very bad for them, because we're about law and order. We have to be about law and order otherwise you're going to see your cities burn. And that's the way it is, if we can do a plan like Tim Scott's plan which is really -- it goes far enough, but it doesn't take the dignity away from our police," Trump said.

MORE: GOP's police reform bill leverages funding to 'compel' change: Sen. Tim ScottTrump went on to rail against Democratic run cities he said are filled with crime because governors won't allow him to dispatch the National Guard to their streets.

"Wherever you have a Democrat city -- not in all cases -- but if you look at the really troubled cities in our country, they're Democrat-run, and that's Biden," Trump said."They're weak. They're ineffective.""You're president of all of those cities right now," Stephanopoulos responded.

"I'm president but I can only do what I'm allowed to do, George. I don't need the Insurrection Act to take care of 250 anarchists. We can do that very easily with a National Guard. We proved that in Minneapolis," Trump said.ABC News

President Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.President Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

10 p.m. Trump slams reporting in The Atlantic that he made disparaging comments about troopsPresented with the allegations in The Atlantic that Trump made disparaging comments about American troops, Trump slammed the reporting as"fake.""It's easy because I never made those statements," Trump said, defending that he wanted to visit the cemetery on his 2018 trip to Paris."As far as John McCain, I was never a fan of John McCain. I never thought he treated our vets well. He didn't do the job. I was never a fan of his. And I think that's fine and everybody knows that and I said it to his face."

Trump went on to say his actions in office show his support for the military.ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

President Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020."I have done so much for our vets and for our military. I rebuilt our military. Our military, when I came into this great office, our military was depleted, it was in the worst shape it was in probably ever. It was depleted. The planes were old and broken, the ships, everything. You see what I've done. I've rebuilt, $2.5 trillion. And you think that was easy getting that money from Democrats? Because they don't like the military," Trump claimed.

MORE: Trump denies report claiming he made disparaging remarks about fallen service membersAsked by Stephanopoulos how he responds to former top military advisers in his administration like former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former national security adviser John Bolton who have each publicly said he's unfit for office, Trump painted them as"disgruntled employees."

"Mattis was a highly overrated general. He didn't do the job. He didn't do good on ISIS," Trump said, continuing to insist he fired Mattis, though Mattis says he resigned."John Bolton, all he wanted to do is blow people up."

Trump went on to say Americans deploying to the Middle East has been"the worst decision in the history of our country" and he's working to move more troops out.9:58 p.m. Trump touts stock market performance, warns of economic depression under Biden

Stephanopoulos followed up on Trump's talk of a"super V" recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic noting that many economists say it looks more like a K shaped recovery -- so people at the top, who have a lot of stocks are doing pretty well, but only half of the jobs have come back.

"George, stocks are owned by everybody," Trump said."I mean, you know, they talk about the stock market is so good. That's 401K's. I'm meeting people with, as long as they didn't sell when the market went down, when we first realized, you know, the extent of this horrible thing from China. I mean, these people are doing -- some of them are doing better than they were doing before the pandemic came."

Trump went on to warn without evidence that if Biden were president the country would see an unprecedented depression."I've set records on the stock market, even during the pandemic. And that doesn't happen by accident. I will tell you this, if Joe Biden ever got this position and that's a headwind on the stock market," he said."If Joe Biden ever got in I think you'd have a depression, the likes of which we've never seen in this country."

"You take a look at the 401K's, they're in many cases better than they were before the pandemic came," he added.9:54 p.m. Trump defends 'unpresidential' behaviorJim Roudeski of Erland, Pennsylvania, who voted for Trump in 2016, asked the president if he would you do anything differently in a second term to create a more unified message, as critics argue Trump can be"unpresidential."

"So, I'm fighting a battle. It's a big battlefield and I have a lot of forces against me," Trump said."Sometimes you don't have time to be totally, as you would say presidential -- you have to get things done."Trump ticked off how he appointed more than 200 federal judges and two Supreme Court justices in his first term. He went on to suggest he doesn't have the time to be"presidential" because he's moving so quickly -- which that includes moving people who can't keep up with him out.

"And honestly, we move very fast. And I have to get rid of people fast because they're not doing their job... And when I do that to get somebody else that is good and if they don't do it we get rid of that person," Trump said."I always used to sort of kid on the campaign trail that I could be more presidential -- be very easy -- more presidential than any other candidate except for possibly Abraham Lincoln when he's wearing the hat, right? But the fact is being presidential is easier than what I have to do, but I get things done."

9:48 p.m. Trump challenged on health care: Where is the plan?Ellesia Blaque, an assistant professor from Philadelphia, who says she voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and suffers from a disease called sarcoidosis, asked Trump what he's going to do about people like her with pre-existing conditions -- as he challenges Obamacare in court without having presented a replacement health care plan.

"We're not going to hurt pre-existing conditions and, in fact, just the opposite," Trump said, before falsely claiming Democrats would get rid of protections for preexisting conditions or take on"socialized medicine" although Biden has said he would not support"Medicare for All."

"We're going to be doing a health care plan very strongly and protect people with pre existing conditions," he continued, before Stephanopoulos pointed out he still has not presented a plan in his first term as president.Trump went on to emphasize how he got rid of Obamacare's individual mandate, a financial penalty for not having medical insurance and claim that he has"other alternatives to Obamacare that are 50% less expensive and that are actually better."

"It's been three and a half years," Stephanopoulos said."George, it's been 40 years since you had good health care," Trump replied.9:39 p.m. Stephanopoulos challenges Trump's criticism of Democratic-run states: 'They're American states'

Asked by another voter if Americans can expect more aid from the federal government as more workers may lose their jobs in the months to come, Trump said he wants to see additional stimulus payments -- but negotiations between Republicans and Democrats have appeared to reach a dead end.

MORE: Trump quickly challenged on threat to cut funding to Democratic-led citiesStephanopoulos pressed Trump on why he -- the dealmaker in chief -- doesn't hammer it out himself with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."Because they know exactly where I stand," Trump said."At the right time, I'll do that. But they know exactly where I stand. What they want is a bailout of Democrat run states that are doing poorly and, you know, I don't think this is the right way to --"

"Why do you keep talking about Democrat states and Democrat cities," Stephanopoulos said to the president."They're American states and American cities.""Look, I'm the president of everybody. I don't want to say it, but they're Democrat-run cities. It is what it is," Trump said.

ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.President Donald Trump participates in ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

9:36 p.m. Voter challenges Trump on 'Make America Great Again' sloganPastor Carl Day of Philadelphia, a Black man who says he voted for Jill Stein in 2016, challenged Trump's ubiquitous campaign slogan,"Make America Great Again," in light of a long history of systemic racism in housing and criminal justice.

"Because you say again, we need to see when was that 'great'? Because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such 'greatness,'" he asked."You've said everything else about choking and everything else, but you have yet to address and acknowledge that there has been a race problem in America."

"I hope there's not a race problem," Trump replied."I can tell you there's none with me because I have great respect for all races -- for everybody. This country is great because of it."MORE: NAACP president calls Trump 'racist,' urges African Americans to vote in November

The president then turned to what he called"the best unemployment numbers they've ever had in the Black community, by far," prior to the economic fallout from the pandemic."And that was solving a lot of problems, and you know what else was -- it was bringing people together," Trump said.

Stephanopoulos noted there is still a wealth gap between Blacks and whites in the U.S., one that existed long before the pandemic, to which Trump said,"I mean, there was a gap, but we were doing a good job. It was getting better."9:31 p.m. Trump refuses to say whether racial injustices are occurring in America

As protests continue for racial justice across the country, a registered nurse from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, says she's always voted Republican for president, invoking the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake, asked Trump if he believes racial injustices are occurring in this nation.

"Well I think they were tragic events, and I do feel that we have to also take into consideration that if you look at our police they do a phenomenal job. You'll have people choke, make mistakes and they happen, it happens, where they have to make a fast decision and some bad things happen," Trump said, adding there are"bad apples" but"99%" are"great people."

"And I will say this, if you're going to stop crime, we have to give the respect back to the police that they deserve," he added."I agree with you, those events are terrible, but we have to allow the police to do their job. Otherwise crime is going to soar."

Raising the shooting of two sheriff deputies in Los Angeles this week, Trump said the event is an example of"a lack of respect" for law enforcement.Stephanopoulos also condemned the act before pressing Trump on the fact that Black Americans are more than three times more likely than white Americans to be killed by police.

The president wouldn't say one way or another whether there's a systematic problem with policing."No, I think there's problems but I also think there's some very big problems where if you don't give the police back their authority," he said.

9:27 p.m. Trump says he 'up-played' virus, repeats it's going to 'disappear'A first-time voter asked Trump why he downplayed the pandemic, as he admitted to doing so in audio recordings from interviews with Bob Woodward as to not cause a panic, but Trump rejected the characterization of the question.

"I didn't downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong," Trump said."Yeah, because what I did was, with China, I put a ban on. With Europe, I put a ban on and we would have lost thousands of more people had I not put the ban on. So that was called 'action,' not with the mouth but in actual fact."

Stephanopoulos noted there were holes in those travels bans, but Trump defended those exceptions, saying,"We allowed certain people and it's true but they were American citizens."Trump went on to predict the country would have seen two million deaths without his action.

Asked if there is anything he regrets on his pandemic response, Trump said no."I think we did a great job," he said, as the country nears 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.Trump went on to say that even without a vaccine the virus is"going to disappear," repeating a line he delivered back in March as the country first began to shutdown that has come under heavy criticism.

"It is going to disappear. It's going to disappear, I still say it," Trump said.9:14 p.m. Trump claims waiters think 'masks are not good'Julie Bart from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, who says she voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, asked Trump why as a leader he doesn't wear a mask more often -- when science has shown mask wearing is effective in slowing the spread of the virus.

"Well, I do wear them when I have to and when I'm in hospitals and other locations," Trump said, though he's been seen in public in a mask less than a handful of times.He then pivoted to an attack on Biden who has called on every governor to set a mask mandate before defending those Americans who still refuse to wear masks.

"Now, there is, by the way, a lot of people don't want to wear masks. There are a lot of people think that masks are not good," he said.When Stephanopoulos pressed Trump on who is saying masks are bad, Trump said,"waiters.""They come over and they serve you, and they have a mask. And I saw it the other day where they were serving me, and they're playing with a mask. I'm not blaming them. I'm just saying what happens," he said."The concept of a mask is good but it also does -- you're constantly touching it you're touching your face, you're touching plates. There are people that don't think masks are good."

9:09 p.m. Why Pennsylvania could decide the 2020 electionRight now, Pennsylvania looks like the single most important state of the 2020 election. According to FiveThirtyEight's presidential forecast, Pennsylvania is by far the likeliest state to provide either President Trump or Joe Biden with the decisive vote in the Electoral College: It has a 31 percent chance of being the tipping-point state.1 (That's what happens when you take one of the most evenly divided states in the union and give it 20 electoral votes.) In fact, Pennsylvania is so important that our model gives Trump an 84 percent chance of winning the presidency if he carries the state — and it gives Biden a 96 percent chance of winning if Pennsylvania goes blue.

Nathaniel Rakich, elections analyst at FiveThirtyEightMORE: Why Pennsylvania Could Decide The 2020 Election9:06 p.m. Trump defends pandemic response to a voter who asks why he was thrown 'under the bus'Paul Tubiana -- who identifies as conservative and pro-life, says he is diabetic and voted for Trump in 2016 -- and did not mince words invoking his own struggle.

"I've had to dodge people who don't care about social distancing and wearing face masks. I thought you were doing a good job with a pandemic response, until about May 1, then you took your foot off the gas pedal," Tubiana said."Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus?"

Trump dismissed any mishandling by his administration."Well, we really didn't, Paul," Trump replied."We've worked very hard on the pandemic. We've worked very hard. It came all the way from China. They should have never let it happen. And if you look at what we've done with ventilators and now frankly with vaccines -- we're very close to having a vaccine."

ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump speaks during ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.President Donald Trump speaks during ABC News' town hall hosted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

The president went on to tease a rosy timeline for a coronavirus vaccine, as he has before, suggesting one will come before Election Day, despite concern among Democrats and scientists that the Food and Drug Administration is under political pressure to expedite a vaccine for Trump's political gain.

"If you want to know the truth, the previous administration would have taken perhaps years to have a vaccine because of the FDA and all the approvals. And we're within weeks of getting it you know could be three weeks, four weeks," Trump said.

When Stephanopoulos pressed Trump on why the U.S. has 4% of the world's population but more than 20% of the world's coronavirus cases and 20% of its deaths, Trump attributed the high rates to more testing.9 p.m. Town hall kicks offPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday evening is taking questions from uncommitted Pennsylvania voters in person and virtually at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia with only seven weeks to go until the 2020 election.

Aside from a pair of Fox News events this spring, Trump hasn't faced direct voter questions all election cycle. Biden hasn't had an in-person town hall with voters since February and most of his campaign events now include no members of the general public.

MORE: The Note: Voters get direct say as Trump faces town-hall audienceMuch has been made about the disappearing"undecided" vote in 2020. A recent Monmouth national poll found only 3% of registered voters hadn't decided who to vote for, and an NBC/Marist Pennsylvania poll last week pegged the number of undecided voters as 2% of both registered and likely voters.

But not all voters who have chosen between Trump and Biden have committed to voting for one or the other. This phase of the campaign -- with unpredictable formats including town halls and then debates -- represents fresh opportunities in a race that remains primed for disruptions.

ABC News Political Director Rick KleinHeidi Gutman/ABC NewsSeven weeks before Election Day, ABC News will host a town hall with President Donald Trump and uncommitted voters. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor the event, which will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

Seven weeks before Election Day, ABC News will host a town hall with President Donald Trump and uncommitted voters. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor the event, which will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2020.

8:45 p.m. Political significance of Pennsylvania as Biden, Trump increase campaign foot trafficThe final stretch of campaigning before November has put a clear spotlight on Pennsylvania as a focal point for both Biden's and Trump's strategies for winning the White House.

In the span of a week, there were four campaign events in the Keystone State, and both candidates visited the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks.Although the frequency of visits are facilitated by the state's close proximity to both candidates' home bases, Pennsylvania offers more than pandemic-era logistical convenience. After Florida, Pennsylvania boasts the second highest number of electoral votes at stake among the major battleground states, making it critical in any possible mathematical calculation of winning the presidency.

MORE: Biden, Trump campaigns focus in on PennsylvaniaFor Trump, a second win in Pennsylvania would represent a defense of his slim 2016 victory when he topped Hillary Clinton by just .7% and toppled the"Blue Wall" by winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Prior to 2016, Pennsylvanians voted for Democrats in six straight presidential elections beginning in 1992.

For Biden, a Scranton native, Pennsylvania carries some sentimental value, and presents an opportunity to rebuild a strong Democratic following in a state he won twice with Barack Obama. The former vice president has already made five trips to the state since the pandemic began earlier this year.

ABC News' Alisa Wiersema8:42 p.m. Trump addresses race issues and wealth disparity in AmericaAnotheruncommitted voter questionedthe president about his ubiquitous campaign slogan,"Make America Great Again," in light of a long history of systemic racism in housing and criminal justice.

"Because you say again, we need to see when was that 'great'? Because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such 'greatness,'" the voter asked."You've said everything else about choking and everything else, but you have yet to address and acknowledge that it has been a race problem in America."

"Well, I hope there's not a race problem," Trump said."I can tell you there's none with me because I have great respect for all races -- for everybody. This country is great because of it."The president then turned to what he called"the best unemployment numbers they've ever had in the Black community, by far," prior to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

"And that was solving a lot of problems, and you know what else was -- it was bringing people together," Trump said.8:34 p.m. Biden slams Trump on 'broken promises' to PennsylvaniansFormer Vice President Joe Biden slammed the president for"failed leadership" and"broken promises" to Pennsylvanians in a statement released on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Trump's trip to Philadelphia to participate in the ABC News town hall.

"President Trump failed Pennsylvania when he promised to bring back jobs but only brought a tax scam that favored the super wealthy and CEOs. He failed Pennsylvania when he intentionally misled the American people and refused to act to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 Pennsylvanians. And he failed Pennsylvania by allowing the pandemic to devastate the economic wellbeing of millions and drive the state's unemployment rate to reach its highest level in decades," Biden wrote.

Leah Millis/ReutersDemocratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a roundtable discussion with veterans at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020.Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a roundtable discussion with veterans at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020.

"Long before COVID-19 spread to Philadelphia, President Trump's failed leadership was felt in every corner of the city. Pennsylvanians deserve better," Biden added, promising to"restore" the leadership he feels is lacking in the White House if he is elected.

MORE: Biden visits Florida looking to gain ground with Latino votersBiden is in Florida on Tuesday, his first trip to the key battleground state since officially securing the Democratic presidential nomination, in a visit that coincides with a fresh slate of polling showing a tightening race in the state with Trump.

ABC News offered to host a similar town hall with Biden, but ABC News and the campaign were not able to find a mutually agreeable date. Biden has a town hall with CNN on Thursday.8:30 p.m. Trump, pressed during ABC town hall on downplaying pandemic threat, says instead he 'up-played it'

With less than two months until ballots are tallied, President Donald Trump defended his handling of race relations in the United States amid a pandemic that has disproportionately affected minority populations and unprecedented social unrest in American cities.

Asked Tuesday by an uncommitted voter at ABC News' town hall,"The President and the People," why he would"downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low-income families and minority communities," Trump denied ever understating the disease's threat.

"Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong," Trump said.MORE: 'I up-played it': In ABC town hall, Trump denies minimizing pandemic threat8:30 p.m. State of the Race: Pennsylvania polling

Recent polling paints a murky picture of the current sentiments of Pennsylvanians. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Biden has an 8-point lead in Pennsylvania, 52% to Trump's 44%. Meanwhile, a Monmouth University poll released on Wednesday indicated a tighter race between the two, with Biden leading Trump by four points among Pennsylvania's registered voters, 49% to 45%.

MORE: Deep skepticism for Trump's coronavirus response endures: POLLWith less than two months go to until the election, and as Pennsylvanians become some of the first voters in the country to request and send back absentee ballots this week, the uncertain polling results indicate that there are likely more trips headed to the Keystone State.

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GStephanopoulos 2020 If Trump wasn't born into money he'd be in the gutter with a needle sticking in his arm. GStephanopoulos 2020 Oh my!!!! GStephanopoulos 2020 I had to resist commenting to another tweet.. but basically his logic translates to ... we should ban seat belts bc people die in car accidents... Smh

GStephanopoulos 2020 I am one of those people GStephanopoulos. If I have to wear one for more than about 20 minutes I start having a panic attack and hyperventilating. I hardly go out any more. I don’t believe they are any protection either. Stop pushing them. VoteInPerson2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 What a brilliant president !

GStephanopoulos 2020 Wow! Trump can read “waiter” sign language. He’s the only one who can. GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 More bullshit from our fake president. GStephanopoulos 2020 realDonaldTrump I get all my medical advice from waitstaff and best restaurant recommendation from my doctor.

GStephanopoulos 2020 the waiters didn't complain--he complained about the waiters touching their mask and then his plate. GStephanopoulos 2020 Says the man who was not a supporter of wearing masks for the longest time and who's support base still won't wear masks despite him saying 'It's 'patriotic' to wear masks' FFS

GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 I’ll say it again, God help us! GStephanopoulos 2020 Parents with kids who have asthma. I’m right here 🙋🏻‍♀️ GStephanopoulos 2020 Waiters the new advisers to this administration! BTW my daughter wears one with no complaints! GStephanopoulos 2020 He didn't answer the question he is a BIG lier

GStephanopoulos 2020 Darn those waiters! Oh, wait, imagine the facial secretions waiters would be touching if the mask wasn’t in the way. GStephanopoulos 2020 He's just so ridiculously stupid and people are in the Cult?!!!!! GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump is a child. He would rather them breathe all over him and his food then touch their face and his plate. He is responsible for thousands of lives and Counting and history will not forget it

GStephanopoulos 2020 Like he’s been inside a resteraunt in forever. Wonder if he left a tip⁉️‼️🤥🤥🤥😷 GStephanopoulos 2020 Thats one rambling white hot mess right there. ScienceMatters GStephanopoulos 2020 He gets worse and worse every day... GStephanopoulos 2020 I’m always so impressed with the interviewers for Trump - I don’t think I could control my facial expressions nearly as well listening to him answer these questions

GStephanopoulos 2020 Haha try wearing a mask for 7-8 hours. Everyone over 60 bitches about having to wear a mask for 2 min on the walk from the door to the table. GStephanopoulos 2020 He is literally insane!! KennethHowardC3 GStephanopoulos 2020 Yes we do!!! Masks are no good!!!! Its rediculous how a piece of cloth will stop a virus lol

GStephanopoulos 2020 Oh my! Lmao! It’s every single day! It comes directly from his mouth. No one is making it up! The man is so dumb! 12 year old mentality and reasoning! Haha GStephanopoulos 2020 We got to end masking wearing or it will cause more breathing & lung issues than it prevents GStephanopoulos 2020 Majority over rules doctors in government Strong majorities of Americans are still willing to go grocery shopping (93%), get a haircut (65%) and go to work (79%), according to new News/Ipsos poll.

GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 He’s so embarrassing! 🤡 GStephanopoulos 2020 With covid19 2,400,000 active cases, 4 million have recovered, hospitalizations down 50%!196,000 over 7 months / 5,500,000 = 2.8% death rate. California has a 1.9%! Florida has a 1.9% death rate, Texas has a 2.1% death rate Georgia is 2.1%.

GStephanopoulos 2020 It’s like the SNL writers don’t need to change a word. GStephanopoulos 2020 45 is an idiot. GStephanopoulos 2020 I'm in the health system...field...your PRESIDENT realDonaldTrump...my PRESIDENT realDonaldTrump...IS BEING HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! WATCH DAILY...HOW MANY POLITICIANS TOUCHES THEIR NOSES...FACES....LIVE? IMAGINE JoeBiden answering questions?🤫 wolfblitzer etc

GStephanopoulos 2020 He’s not wrong in this. I’ve seen many older people helping each other with theirs. Scratching their noses etc. There is also the lose of individual human connection in communication. GStephanopoulos 2020 He the hottest stand up comedian on the circuit GStephanopoulos 2020 Well I guess if the waiters are upset, then all of America is upset.

GStephanopoulos 2020 Supreme Leader Trump never poops. GStephanopoulos 2020 It’s true. I believe they help but not foolproof. Try wearing one all day. GStephanopoulos 2020 Idiot!! GStephanopoulos 2020 We have an IDIOT for a president. It’s embarrassing. WorstPresidentInHistory TrumpLiedPeopleDied GStephanopoulos 2020 No one taking this seriously has seen a waiter in over six months.

GStephanopoulos 2020 Here’s a thought- you have a little of the virus( they already stated that some people can have an insignificant amount) - but you wear a mask- are you rebreathing the virus and making yourself sicker? GStephanopoulos 2020 They want a level A suit GStephanopoulos 2020 Me iamone

GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 He probably Alsace one person touch their mask, and suddenly that became ‘people’. And, it’s too bad he doesn’t understand how science changes as there’s more information. GStephanopoulos 2020 Is President Cheeto proposing waiters not wear masks? Or does he want to close restaurants? Which?

GStephanopoulos 2020 I DO NOT WANT TO SAVE YOU. GStephanopoulos 2020 The power of makeup! GStephanopoulos 2020 Sure will b nice when the national nightmare named Donald is gone from our lives TrumpIsNotWell GStephanopoulos 2020 The idiocy of this President is constantly on display. How anybody can listen to him and think he’s brilliant proves they aren’t !!

GStephanopoulos 2020 Go ahead. Meet in large groups with no masks or distancing. You know Europeans think Americans are stupid for a reason....beginning with Trump. Dumb as a doorknob. I have a lot of real estate in the Gulf of Mexico to sell to members of his base. GStephanopoulos 2020 Senile or drugs. SMH Sad day for Americans.

GStephanopoulos 2020 I agree, Mr. President! Fuck masks GStephanopoulos 2020 Oh Trumpy boy did such a horrible job at this town hall. He should stick to rallys. The media is running with this GStephanopoulos 2020 Main stream media (CNN; MSNBC; ABC; CBS; NBC; PBS; NYT; BBC; NPR; etc.) Stop covering Trump 24/7/365. Start covering Biden, Kamala, Pelosi, Democrats, etc. Stop giving Trump $billions in free campaign advertising like 2016. Is it really worth selling our Democracy for ratings?

GStephanopoulos 2020 Imagine how Trump dodges the bullets on top of the roof like Neo but every bullet hits him GStephanopoulos 2020 Just when you think he can’t get any more dumber, he does lol GStephanopoulos 2020 Since March, Trump has tried to dupe Americans about a magic covid-19 vaccine. My question is: After best 200,000 deaths and over 6,000,000 infections, where are the damn vaccine?! I am not blaming scientists but Trump's ignorance. Masks are more effective than future vaccine!

GStephanopoulos 2020 What a moronic question by George. Seriously? There are Drs all of the time who say masks aren’t effective. Then Facebook Twitter YouTube come and censor them. Covid should never have been a political issue GStephanopoulos 2020 It’s almost as if he doesn’t know what his responsibility are as Commander in Chief .

GStephanopoulos 2020 What an idiot! GStephanopoulos 2020 Swedish masks are the best they are 100% transparent! GStephanopoulos 2020 Keep up the great work! Thank you! GStephanopoulos 2020 He had no one else to blame it on. Waiters?! Do people really believe that? Oh, the Orange Mans base that, the follow him blindly.

GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump’s answers & talking points at the town hall meeting proved Trump is truly the Dumbest person in the world! Trump was recorded saying he down played the severity of COVID-19, and when asked about it at the the town hall, Trump said, “If anything, I up played it”. Just Dumb!

GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump2020❤️🇺🇸 GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 Donald Trump is just not right in the head. GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 Masks really do VERY LITTLE regarding the virus. If you have direct contact with a person, and the contact is for a few mins? The mask has a little impact....if you want to count that. Beyond that? Nothing. Wearing them all day? Stupidity!

GStephanopoulos 2020 Proper execution of a legal instrument requires that the person signing have sufficient mental “capacity” to understand the implications of the document. Mr. Joe Biden has obvious signs of Alzheimer's, Dementia or at a minimum 'diminished mental capacity.' GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 He’s dead on! It doesn’t have to be waiters... it’s every human dies the exact same way

GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump is a desperate, pathetic has been. GStephanopoulos 2020 He's laying blame on Biden for not imposing a mandate on masks. Seems to me that, in his addled mind, the Orange Pol Pot has already lost. Quite right too because he is such a loser in so many ways. GStephanopoulos 2020 When was he even at a restaurant observing waiters recently?

GStephanopoulos 2020 Mask is good. But you need to wash it everyday or use it for one time use. Thats the difference. U keep touching it and never throw away/clean, its even worse GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump doesn't need a mask. He needs a baseball bat. GStephanopoulos 2020 Can masks resist the virus? Then why so many medical workers die from infectious viruses. Stop it, this question makes my ears very tired. Many people wearing masks died, and many people without masks were still alive. Give up asking about the mask. So annoying

GStephanopoulos 2020 Masks help greatly to cut down on aerosol spread of COVID-19. Hand washing/gloves should still be part of it. His “claims” help nothing. GStephanopoulos 2020 It’s hard to believe this fcknut is the POTUS GStephanopoulos 2020 As my English friend would say: he's round the twist.

GStephanopoulos 2020 Trump doesn't understand this not passed orally. It is an airborne disease. You can't get sick by eating this germ. You have to breathe it in. GStephanopoulos 2020 How about everyone! GStephanopoulos 2020 When is the last time he was even at a restaurant? GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 If you look at Trump appointees who have resigned or been fired from the administration, you see a pattern of elevation, denigration, then termination. I can’t think of one terminated employee who he has a good word to say about. Who will be next?

GStephanopoulos Poor George.... Trumpy double speak... Rambling repetitive remarks on nothing that makes sense to the questions asked. GStephanopoulos He’s right George, Get over it🇱🇷 GStephanopoulos They said the same about Spanish flu pandemic. 50 MILLION died. 500 MILLION got sick. It took years to recover. Ran out off victims. We are on path to reach 1 MILLION without a plan. CDCDirector CDCgov HHSGov

GStephanopoulos The main stream media is obsessed with covid 19 and their virtue signaling mask wearing GStephanopoulos Trump has the guts to take questions live from George, the ex Clinton pres secretary. Can you imagine poor joe taking real live questions from Republican pres secretary? GStephanopoulos No on respects George after his unethical and biased reporting that surfaced starting in 2015. George is a Democrat and uses his platform as an agenda for his party. Shameful!

GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Greatest President Ever 👍 TRUMP2020 GStephanopoulos George you should have taken him down after his stupid remarks “just go away” wish he would go away GStephanopoulos Too bad trump doesn’t just go away for good GStephanopoulos Lord they put a idiot in office and he trying to kill us all

GStephanopoulos Way to fact checking👏🏻 GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Super proud of President Trump, like how he assures people not to panic.. That's the kinds of leader we want GStephanopoulos Who does cover the truth? GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Blah Blah Blah 😒 GStephanopoulos IS gEORGE CRAZY, ITS NOT tRUMPS FAULT IF PEOPLE DIE..ABC FULL OF DIRTY PEOPLE LIKE GEORGE

GStephanopoulos It is all what “HE” wants! Such a self centered egotistical man! GStephanopoulos What does it take for 90% of Americans to flat out say, this is an evil , soul less person and re electing him will cause irreparable harm to America! Please Americans, wake up! GStephanopoulos He also said that when he goes to restaurants that the servers keep touching their mask. What restaurants is he going to?

GStephanopoulos TrumpFailed GStephanopoulos the numbers are fantastic oof what GStephanopoulos What an idiot. I hope repubs saw this City Hall. Only intellectually compromised Americans could have given this a 👍. Sadly, our potus is a unprecedented liar & incompetent leader. GStephanopoulos Clinton hack - prove me wrong

GStephanopoulos Way to go George! GStephanopoulos Point is if China or any other country wasn’t making viruses that would never occur in nature on it’s on tells us that this is all BS and China attacked the world with biowarfare. The Chinese president should be hanged then shot, then hanged again. period!

GStephanopoulos I genuinely want to know what he means by this. I wish someone who wasn't a Democrat shill could interview Trump and get answers to our questions. The BarStool interview was one of he best interviews. GStephanopoulos if you have a positive pcr test and have no symptoms you are by definition immune

GStephanopoulos Trump was so good in answering all of Stephanopoulos attempts to discredit him. He ate your lunch George. George was clearly trying to discredit Trump and make him look like a fool. Trump made it clear that George was buying the lies, and playing a very foolish child's game. GStephanopoulos Omg

GStephanopoulos Why did it take an 'outsider' to finally deliver the 'start' of peace in the middle east? Why did it take an 'outsider' to finally deliver the 'start' of peace in the middle east? News coverage? Front page(s)? Missile strike(s) _attempt to terminate? Peace doesn't sell. Any Q's GStephanopoulos Last I checked he isn’t a doctor. Why are people taking medical advice fro

GStephanopoulos When Trump speaks I listen to my granddaughter play the piano over and over. Music to my ears! GStephanopoulos Yes COVID will go away with time like the flu had gone away... oh no wait, the flu hasn’t gone away since 1918 even with vaccines and treatment. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 At this point forget about his taxes just show me his medication list!!

GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos This mans ignorance is staggering - I mean come on, who in their right mind would vote for another 4 yrs of this GStephanopoulos He told us in the spring it would disappear with the warmer weather. So, now are things going to be different in the winter? GStephanopoulos

GStephanopoulos 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️😳 GStephanopoulos Well if George has a better idea let’s hear it. All flu and virus goes away. Wash your hands. Keep away and out of crowds. GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Well, the Spanish Flu eventually disappeared. So he's not wrong. (Yes, it killed 50M people) GStephanopoulos It’s called herd immunity idiots

GStephanopoulos Because that’s how he looks at us, the little people paying his stay at the White House, a herd.....herd mentality....of that didn’t do it for y’all idk 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ GStephanopoulos This dude is literally living in a fantasy land. GStephanopoulos OMG Trump is obtuse, herd mentality? Going away...he’s ok as long as he doesn’t die or Ivanka I imagine. Anyone buying groceries now knows that the economy is not bouncing back, manufacturing isn’t, farmers aren’t making money, who is he talking about doing so well? 1% er’s?

GStephanopoulos Very fake smile yesterday.. GStephanopoulos Wish realDonaldTrump would just go away GStephanopoulos Optimistic and pessimistic are involved in this discussion and watching exaggerated numbers is convincing enough to understand the Presidents' response. GStephanopoulos We need presidents like trump!

GStephanopoulos The lies Trump tells 🤥🤡 GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Sure it will go away...2 years, 4 years, 6 years...this is a solution! Any dummy could be in charge of that solution! I think we deserve something better than “wait.” GStephanopoulos This was obvious ambush set up against realDonaldTrump FakeNewsMediaClowns

GStephanopoulos That's a great man with hope GStephanopoulos So , Why is JoeBiden given a list with which 'reporter' is going to ask what question? GStephanopoulos He lies and lies! Why do GOP Voters want a lying, name calling, Russian loving king and con man as POTUS ? GStephanopoulos Trump Hates America and Americans It proves that time and time again SoSadWhatItsDoneToOurCountryAndDemocracy

GStephanopoulos ''herd mentality'? GStephanopoulos Trying to push his lies in another channel...he must think that everyone else will take a bullet for him like his base is willing to die of Cov19 wearing no mask...which over and over hs bn proven he does not care!😷 GStephanopoulos WTAF! GStephanopoulos Why we’re so focusing with these man .America this man has history of dirty work. He has more cases the covid! Meaning he is bad to our society plain and simple. If your bad person it’s forever. Look 200 K innocent beautiful Americans died .& he doesn’t care.

GStephanopoulos if you're tuning into these Trump media appearances, you are part of the problem It's like digging out the trash and serving it to the American people like a Michelin star cuisine GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos 45 is insane GStephanopoulos Idiots will always be idiots, I say. GStephanopoulos My GAWD, he really is that dumb.

GStephanopoulos All you dummies here going on about Trump this, Trump that. It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House, we’re all being manipulated and this is the beginning of the end. Biden won’t save you. GStephanopoulos And Trump ignores the And many more deaths remark. Because Trump does not care how many more American lives have to be sacrificed in his re-election campaign. TrumpGenocide

GStephanopoulos Listen to him carefully. 'Herd mentality' Instead of herd immunity. GStephanopoulos I do love abc evening news but I have to tell u we could get more news if we got rid of the opening hilites. Then David practically tells you everything the correspondent is going to say. We hear parts of the same story 3 times! Come on ABC. adjust your format !

GStephanopoulos Why didn’t Biden do a session? GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Who in their right mind can listen to this guy and vote him back in for 4 more years? GStephanopoulos When your a person devoid of empathy and humanity those deaths are ok. GStephanopoulos Now will any interviewer press Biden equally hard and without a teleprompter, and without giving Biden the questions ahead of time so he can practice his answers? No, will NEVER happens. Neither will the debates

GStephanopoulos Summer didn’t get it like he hoped. Maybe Halloween will. When you see it, just go BOO!!!👻 GStephanopoulos Clinton hack at it again. GStephanopoulos He doesn’t know and then doesn’t order mask 😷 mandate TrumpHidTheTruth GStephanopoulos Trump is without a doubt the stupidest president we’ve ever had. Sure, Covid19 will go away SOMEDAY but how many people will needlessly die because this idiot was to lazy or scared to do anything to protect them.

GStephanopoulos We have in Government Appointees & Trump lying to America while initiating hatred and violent protests across America, Dividing America into groups hating one another. Trump is preparing far right militias to take over the USA and State Governments, like Adolf Hitler in History GStephanopoulos Humble reply: with hindsight there were things that we could have done better. Trump reply: we did 100% perfect. Arrogance & Pride will always be a man's downfall.

GStephanopoulos 200,000 dead people don’t think you did a good job GStephanopoulos If a great job is the worst job in the world! GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos If recent polls are any indication, most Americans think Trump has done a horrible job. GStephanopoulos Narcissism on full display, every day, in every situation where it can be demonstrated. Truly unbelievable to see how narcissistic he is when it is presented in a moment like this.

GStephanopoulos We will have 2 million deaths with 'herd mentality.' That is exactly what he is proposing. GStephanopoulos hes like a snake and swarms away from the question GStephanopoulos the mask mandate, social distancing mandate, him admitting to the public that this was very serious, having a structured federal plan for reopening the economy and the schools wouldve most definitely saved alot of lives

GStephanopoulos I think they - realDonaldTrump and vp did a GREAT JOB --with the flight block --with the resources that were available in the USA and around the world. --with the mandate to make respirators. Thousands were made - never used. --with building field hospitals, most never used GStephanopoulos King of deflection.

2020 I've noticed this new technique by liberals...'give me proof, give me specifics'. She asks 'who are these people who don't like masks?' You want names? ME!! I DON'T LIKE MASKS! They are ineffective and bothersome. If the virus is so dangerous, why aren't we burning used ones? 2020 It is now completely clear this mans cheese has slid completely off of his cracker!

2020 Trump is right. Biden promised a mask mandate and he hasn't delivered it yet. WTF Biden? Dude promised to win the election too and he hasn't even done that either. They guy just continues to break his promises. GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos did anyone actually believe that he would even admit to spilling a diet coke on the resolute desk if he did? Though it was a great question, there was no way to expect any other answer from this schmoe.

GStephanopoulos Wow I would hate to see a terrible job 2020 Gerogy and the set ups, GStephanopoulos ThisWeekABC George, remember this.... 2020 Well, if you don't believe in science, you don't believe in their value. GStephanopoulos RepublicansAreTheProblem republicansliepeopledie GStephanopoulos Flushing millions of jobs down the toilet the president says”we did a great job” Hundreds of thousands dead, millions infected “we did a great job”

2020 That lady is standing there confirming her decision for the 985th time, to vote blue down the line. She's looking at him, like, how freaking stupid do you have to be do believe a gd word this loser says? And ps..trump is the president who sets a national mandate, not Biden. 2020 I’ve see the same video from you guys like 20 times , I know that’s all you got but damn stop already , Trump 2020

2020 These were really liberal undecided voters. GStephanopoulos 'WE' Who knew this 'plaque', his words, was airborne in January, and chose not to inform the American people. No one suggested he should instill panic, but thoughtful information and direction on how to control it. IF we'd all masked up by Feb 1, imagine where we would be....

GStephanopoulos 'Better than Ecuador, but we're catching up in per capita deaths!' GStephanopoulos When comes to sanctuary cities, I don't think these people identify themselves as American cities or American states. GStephanopoulos Word salad FAIL. GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos My question is why GeorgePapa19 tells reporters their lives will be ruined if they come out on BillClinton

GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos See this POTUS is NOT a president of America but to the GOP . GStephanopoulos Yeah...american cities run into the ground by democrats. GStephanopoulos They all are Americans in American cities and American states that need help, but it certainly is not the case when it comes to the lawmakers...red vs blue pissing contest for votes while their constituents continue to suffer. God Bless America!

GStephanopoulos Because that’s what they want! Educate yourselves GStephanopoulos He has forgotten he is America's President. GStephanopoulos Read the democrats bill. The HeroesAct is a bailout of badly managed states. No thanks GStephanopoulos Because the democrat led states and cities are letting their communities burn with riots. They don’t want help from the president but want federal money to rebuild it after letting them burn. Fuck that!

GStephanopoulos Donald Trump constant ravings are simply hallucinating... GStephanopoulos Fun fact: Roughly 80% of people in the United States live in cities. Geography GStephanopoulos Uhhh, because they do....duh! And the cities you speak of - would rather NOT be US cities and states. Just ask their leaders - they hate the USA. I’m glad Trump is calling it out.

GStephanopoulos Hello George..because they are run by Democrats. The President has offered help..he just can't send in the troops unless invited. You honestly believe Biden would be a good President. .the man's health is failing..anyone with half a brain can see that GStephanopoulos This piece of crap doesn’t deserve to be in the White House vote him out America our country is in dire need of leader ship vote trump out!!!

GStephanopoulos Because they are!!!!! GStephanopoulos Yet, Biden is more incoherent when cornered Clinton ex Press Sec? When's Biden town hall on Fox w GOP ex Press Sec, DanaPerino? Dem apparatchik Harris, 1st exec decision $35 mill spent, media darling.. Classic hero to 'incomplete' Squandering chance, going from 20%, to quitter!

GStephanopoulos Because George they are the ones that have been so poorly managed! Ironically, these are the states and cities that charge the highest taxes! Corruption, through and through! GStephanopoulos Maybe because that is the party affiliation of the government in those cities and states. Confusing because media just refers to them as 'Red' and 'Blue'...maybe George could study a bit.

GStephanopoulos He has never understood the oath he took in 2017. GStephanopoulos “It is what it is” GStephanopoulos Because TheDemocrats are acting less and less like Americans... GStephanopoulos Run by American want to be socialist Democrats GStephanopoulos 'They're Democrat run cities. It is what it is.' And 'what it is' in Trump's brain is stuff he dislikes, and won't waste his time thinking about, like the coronavirus. Be watchful of his new catch phrase, 'It is what it is,' Very telling.

2020 GStephanopoulos More gaslighting... Americans see through his lies... He is working hard to get rid of preexisting conditions, and he says it is because he has a better plan (that he would not share with us) GStephanopoulos Trump can’t tell the truth because he doesn’t have facts. He lies because no facts are necessary when you live in an alternate universe of falshoods

GStephanopoulos THAMMBNAS or the Hatch Act makes me be neutral and silent. GStephanopoulos He answered nothing and George let him get away with it. GStephanopoulos YOU are a criminal realDonaldTrump GStephanopoulos New York is a perfect example. Cuomo is a disaster and now expects to be bailed out. His policy killed thousands. Sorry.

GStephanopoulos Because it’s a valid point...most democratic ran cities and/or states are run like shit GStephanopoulos Shameful... it’s all about him... he’s not a president. 2020 GStephanopoulos Your gaslighting is disgusting. and your MSM cohorts have destroyed your credibility and shown yourselves to be tools of corrupt politics and truly the enemy of a free people. Your purposeful dissemination of targeted deceit is a criminal attempt to influence an election.

GStephanopoulos What a stupid damn show. GStephanopoulos Hello ... they are run by Democrat government.... duh GStephanopoulos WAIT‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️Dems like to accuse Pres. Trump of being a dictator. But when he allows Democrats to run their own cities to the ground, Stephanipoulos says [why aren’t you dictating]....so which is it?

GStephanopoulos We need a President who represents the United States not just some states GStephanopoulos Not that complicated. States that have embraced insanely costly and self destructive policies are now facing the consequences. Why on earth should states that DIDN’T incur those costs now suffer and pay, when the states that caused the problems STILL haven’t reformed?

GStephanopoulos So, you WOULDN’T call SF a Democrat city? It’s Democrat policies and mindset in action. Government control of everything has led to disaster for residents. GStephanopoulos Failed management mainly democrat state run tpsummers GStephanopoulos Dem states reject everything but money. They allow terrorist to burn down, destroy, do billions of dollars of damage, then expect our federal taxpayers dollars to repair them to pristine condition so they can do it again months later. If you're an american, get out of dem cities

GStephanopoulos GStephanopoulos Nevada doesn't want a bailout. We want Trump to stop holding superspreader events in our state, making things worse. 2020 GStephanopoulos That’s a lie George the ACA did not protect people with preconditions who already had insurance!🤔The ACA allowed insurance companies to raise the price on people with preconditions so high many were kicked off because they couldn’t afford it!🤨POTUS realDonaldTrump WhiteHouse

GStephanopoulos This right here is disgusting. Democrat states... but it’s the United States. You’re the President of the United States. You’re not President of the Agreeable States realDonaldTrump. Holy smokes get this wannabe-autocrat out of office. PLEASE!!! GStephanopoulos Well, I’m in a “republican” state and the unemployment is oocontrol, COVID cases oocontrol, and most are just as dumb as thump. He did not give ONE answer as to how he intends to fix this and all you dummies heard was “not bailing out Democrat’s”.

GStephanopoulos This is the closest to the truth we have ever gotten and it begs only one more question: we are all American's so why have a party system in this country to begin with? GStephanopoulos There you go GStephanopoulos 👇👇👇 GStephanopoulos When The President ADMITS He's Not The President For What Do You Do Get a President That's Going To Be There For Everyone BidenHarrisLandslide2020

2020 GStephanopoulos Hey George I should come talk to you about healthcare for real we should sit down and have a little talk I’m game GStephanopoulos Exactly. He tries to provide assistance. Send in the National Guard, but Dem States won’t let him. Could solve the problem in 30 mins. Hey business owners, feel free to move your businesses to Republican states. We still want to find our cops.

GStephanopoulos Trump sees two Americas.... maybe three 2020 GStephanopoulos I’m surprised he said h didn’t say he made Obama care his thing. 2020 GStephanopoulos I think thas this is more than worth of watching! 2020 GStephanopoulos So where is this new healthcare plan hisroyalhighness ? You've had 3+ years & all you've done is try to strip people of their basic fundamental rights to stay healthy. It's timetosaygoodbye POTUS realDonaldTrump WhiteHouse WeThePeople choose LightOverDarkness JoeBiden

JaneSepmeier 2020 GStephanopoulos JELLY BALLS: A PALMER MOREL THRILLER, 99 cents Miami Beach, The Mossad, Anti-Cuba militia and Palmer Morel needs to teach tennis, take care of his kid, TJ, and stop Trump as the crazed POTUS looks for a gunman to kill a political rival. 2020 GStephanopoulos Serial liar 🤥

2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos Great job holding his feet to the fire. Loved it TulsaTeresa 2020 GStephanopoulos He’s lying again. 2020 GStephanopoulos Thank you GStephanopoulos 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2020 GStephanopoulos I wanna see this town hall with Joe Biden. Same host GStephanopoulos , same setting, same number of questions, same duration. I’ll be waiting... ⏰

2020 GStephanopoulos Everyone hates Obamacare. He wants better options. WTF don't you idiots understand 2020 GStephanopoulos Mr George, Trump never ever take down the law! He tried his best as of const'n to Repeal ObamaCare with ACA in 2017 itself. But due to one black sheep that was not happened!! Why don't you ask the same que. to McCain before 2018, who misleaded entire country by his collusion?

2020 GStephanopoulos Caught flat out lying. There is no soul in this man. 2020 GStephanopoulos Why give this moron airtime, why..... 2020 GStephanopoulos Abc sucks you let him do a campaign rally in your account what the hell was the point 2020 GStephanopoulos He’s got jack shit. He knows it, we know it. fire the liar on Nov 3

2020 GStephanopoulos What an intellectually vapid argument! To want to get rid of Obamacare, because it is illegal, because it decimated the best healthcare system in the world, because it is wholly unsustainable does not equate to a strike down of one preferred element. 2020 GStephanopoulos How many ways can you say hypocrite.

2020 GStephanopoulos 45 Has a Healtcare Plan like this magamanic has IRS returns he cannot make public? DJT! Stepup or Shutup! We heard your jive many times before since 2015! 2020 GStephanopoulos Omg he so stupid but he just lies 2020 GStephanopoulos The_Badger_jm come yah please ... what him saying?

2020 GStephanopoulos Trump has said repeatedly he wants to keep Pre Existing conditions on any new insurance program. 2020 TheAnaShow6 😂😂😂 2020 GStephanopoulos A habitual liar can't remember all of the untruths he spreads. 2020 GStephanopoulos The people who follow this guy fall for his tricks and BS but essentially there are people who would not be alive right now without Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act aka expanded Medicare. TrumpTownHall VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare

2020 GStephanopoulos Trump has been lying about Healthcare for 3 years. 2020 GStephanopoulos Dizzy 2020 GStephanopoulos called an executive order - realDonaldTrump takes on ABCNews and georgie - two undeclared DNC lobbyists. When will JoeBiden submit to a similar forum for ChanelRion ? 2020 GStephanopoulos What’s your other his eye? Between that , the lying and sniffing he uses the hands to stretch the truth . Reminds me of the Ackroyd character Irwin Mainway

2020 GStephanopoulos KathiAngelone 2020 Could they ask anymore stupid partisan questions? 2020 ? 2020 Good. Fuck masks. Stupid face panties just trying to give ppl a new reason to tell someone else what to do. It’s like telling someone to shut up without saying it directly. People in masks look like criminals and idiots.

2020 realDonaldTrump 2020 Because mask are CREEPY!!! It’s not Normal to cover one’s face. That’s why. 2020 Ridiculous...does this guy know how much of a fool he is.. 2020 Sinus problems and skin irritations are a result of wearing some mask. 2020 Joe Biden is not the President. !He can’t call for a mask mandate only the President can call for a national mask mandate. And trump, YOU are the President !!!

2020 Banging your head against the wall for no reason makes more sense than anything Trump says. 2020 There are but not according to the omnipotent media 2020 So what is the metric for no more masks? Anyone? 2020 Trump's answer was perfect. Masks are being used to keep the fear factor going until the election. Most masks aren't sanitary & the virus is too small for most fabrics to stop. COVID19 is waning. The US has the lowest case fatality in the world & is in line with the seasonal flu

GStephanopoulos Poor George! I can’t imagine having to sit there listening to that clown yammer on telling lie after lie! JuliansRum 2020 this townhall was a sham. Trump went into the viper den and handled it all immensely well. 2020 Because it's unconstitutional, and masks do more harm than good. Plus, they are wholly ineffective preventing viral spread.

JuliansRum 2020 JuliansRum 2020 I’m done with the stupid masks 2020 2020 He’s spewing rattled jargon ... omg 😱 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 Yes that is true dear AAries122112 GStephanopoulos 2020 I’m not nuts. Who’s nuts? You’re nuts. I’m not nuts? ~ Some crazy Adderall addicted Russian puppet GStephanopoulos You can not reason with a psychopath

GStephanopoulos Hmmm are dead people “ok”? silverspoonbuffoon GStephanopoulos George did a 💩 job of holding trumps feet to the fire! He let trump bumble on and on, totally not answering questions!! That young woman’s mother died of breast cancer for God’s sake! Not covid? And George just let trump prattle on! George where is your JOURNALISM? TalkingHead

GStephanopoulos Yeah! The numbers are fantastic for a genocidal maniac GStephanopoulos 2020 The passion is on President Trump’s side. He’s going to win big! Trump2020 GStephanopoulos 'herd mentality'? Lol. Trump forgot the term 'herd immunity ' and just threw out random things there. GStephanopoulos Ppl like this get ppl killed this man is a liar and a murderer.

GStephanopoulos Good God, this made my head hurt He takes no responsibility. GStephanopoulos 'the numbers are fantastic'?!! WHAT THE FUCK?!!!!?! GStephanopoulos 2020 GStephanopoulos 2020 All the waiters at my Mcdonalds' wear masks and hoods GStephanopoulos 2020 Actually almost half the country thinks they are not good.

GStephanopoulos 2020 What a MORON. Waiters? Whew. GStephanopoulos 2020 These are the arguments of a child. GStephanopoulos 2020 The president is correct GStephanopoulos 2020 In other news, child claims vegetables are bad. Sites younger child throwing green beans from his high chair. realDonaldTrump wow so dumb.

GStephanopoulos 2020 Well that's a valid point. If you use a cloth mask, you might as well put a petri dish on your face. When you touch that mask, whatever virus you have is now on your hands and everything you touch.

ABC News @ABCOur weather team has the latest on Hurricane Sally, forecast to make landfall near Mobile Bay, Alabama, as a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday morning. WATCH LIVE on ABCNewsLive: NewsLive NewsLive Really. How does this have anything to do with the weather.

ABC News @ABCOn ABCNewsLive, we have the latest after Hurricane Sally has strengthened into a Category 2 storm and is expected to strike the Gulf Coast on Tuesday. Plus, an update on the wildfires in the western U.S. WATCH LIVE:

ABC News @ABCSTARTING NOW: ABC News has the latest headlines from across the globe. Diane Macedo anchors: Surreal, I agree. I trust ABC news to accurately forecast the weather about as much as I would trust Joe Biden with my granddaughter!

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ABC News @ABCSTARTING NOW: Joe Biden delivers remarks on climate change in Wilmington, Delaware. That is the most boring sentence on Twitter 50 days until Election Day. That's 1 day for every year I've accomplished nothing in office! Has JoeBiden met his grandchild? The one birthed by the stripper, conceived while HunterBiden was high on crack?

Trump to take questions from uncommitted voters in ABC News town hall from PhiladelphiaExactly seven weeks before Election Day and two weeks before the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will face uncommitted voters head-on in a 90-minute town hall special hosted by ABC News from the battleground state of Pennsylvania. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Too late!