Last night, the President had a town hall moderated by bridge troll George Stephanopoulos, where he was asked unscripted questions from “uncommitted” voters. This event did not go how ABC and the Biden campaign had hoped, and without question independents watching this at home moved towards Trump for several reasons I’ll hit below.
To set the stage, the studio was a reflection of the Democrat Party and Biden campaign. I watched it streaming, and it came through as morbid, sad, and lifeless. The energy was negative, Stephanopoulos was a naggy troll, and the sparse audience members’ moods were uncomfortable.
Contrast the setting with a Trump rally where it’s warm, happy, and drenched with patriotism. The ABC set gave me (the viewer) an uneasy, creepy feeling, and it gave me an opportunity for an aquarium-like view into the sad world of the anti-Trump block.
I watched the event objectively, but I adopted the premise that the independent and uncommitted voter has been fed a steady diet of apocalyptic COVID propaganda, and they have an expectation for a buffoonish, bombastic character of Trump who will make it easy for them to guiltlessly project their hate.
Because these expectations were predominate, the reality of the contrast of the person they saw amplified the effect of Trump’s positive and warm Reagan-esque empathetic delivery. To put another way, if you’re constantly told a certain person is extremely clumsy, but you finally see them and they glide around delicate objects like a cat and have a soft, feathery touch, the impression of the contrast will be more intense and lasting.
A cliche about Trump is “how can a guy who craps on a gold toilet connect with the everyday person?”; this town hall put his incredible ability to connect and empathize on display. These random clips are in no particular order.
In ABC's vast search for uncommitted voters, they discovered this college professor who voted for Hillary in 2016 (spoiler alert: she's not a professor of electrical engineering). She was hostile with the President and complained about how she's "minimized and not taken seriously" because, you know, she's black, and on top of that, a woman. Watch how the President flips the mood and her aggression:
The troll had to interject because the President went on a roll about keeping pre-existing conditions in his second term health plan, and calling out the Obama ACA disaster that forced an expensive mandate and didn't let you keep your doctor. The troll tried to push the narrative that President Trump hasn't put forth a health care plan yet, as if he hasn't accomplished more than any other President in history already and couldn't get it done in the second term.
The independent saw this aggressive lady, who was rude to the President, nodding her head in unison with the troll, but they saw him compliment her academic accomplishments, empathize with her condition and assure her and others with pre-existing conditions that they'll be covered. The independent viewer, who's completely done with the AntiFa-BLM terrorism in the guise of racism, didn't like her insinuation that she's marginalized because she's a black woman.
This exchange made the lady and the troll (and the Biden campaign by extension) look negative while the President look caring. The mask also looked stupid and worked against the Biden campaign with the independent viewer.
This audience member in this next clip tried to push the fake news lie that the President said terrible things about our vets. For whatever reason, the Biden campaign and Democrats have no idea that this doesn't play in their favor, and in fact backfires. Nobody on the planet believes the President said those things, and he does an excellent job smacking down the lie, making the woman look like a liar:
The President took the lie, framed it emotionally as disgusting and something he'd never do, and stomped on it by calling attention to the witnesses who were there and have publicly supported the President's version. ABC, through the audience member, tried to leverage the President's disdain and past statements on John McCain to give validity to the fake news lie, but the President showed the independent watching at home that he's never been a fan of John McCain and told him so to his face.
The President takes this negative attack and converts it into an opportunity to highlight how he rebuilt the military, as well as his accomplishments with veterans. The troll then tries to use Mattis, Kelly, and Bolton coming out publicly against him, but the President masterfully positioned them as opponents to his success in middle east foreign policy.
He took the opportunity to highlight his peace deals and delivered a devastating indictment on never-ending wars. He highlights how he's bringing young troops back home, and how Iraq and Afghanistan was the "worst decision in the history of our country", and even brings up that Saddam didn't knock down the towers.
Wow. Not only did the attempt to frame him as hating our vets spectacularly fail, but the independent viewer witnessed the most anti-war rant they've ever seen from a President. This exchange alone converted a lot of independents.
The mask also looked stupid.
In the quest to alienate every person watching from home, this next lady who "votes Republican" had a question on "injustice", and uses the criminals Floyd and Blake as pillars for "racial injustice" with a wokey, condescending righteous tone. Her question was framed on a premise that there's racial injustice in the United States, pissing off almost everyone watching this at home:
The President converts this into glowing support for the police and law enforcement. He then correctly isolates the problem areas as Democrat-controlled cities and brings up the horrific assaults against the recent police shooting. He describes their current status, emotionally engaging the independent viewer who likely was unaware of the event. The troll interjects to try and steer away, but the President takes back control, goes more into the horrific act, and talks about the need to be tough on crime.
This exchange gave us a glimpse into the President's debate prowess. The little troll tried to bait the President into having to say "black people commit the overwhelming majority of crimes", and to support evil racist law enforcement in America.
Instead, the President neutralized the attempt by citing polls showing overwhelming black support for law enforcement, causing independent blacks watching at home to nod their head and appreciated the acknowledgement that they own homes, have jobs, have families, and want a peaceful, civil society as well, contrary to the fake news push that they're all angry criminals. He continues on how police need their authority back to fight crime.
The independent at home saw the President acknowledge there are some bad apples, but overwhelmingly law enforcement is important. He also let the viewers know that if given permission by Democrat governors, he'd stop the rioting immediately, pushing the obligation onto those governors.
The mask looked stupid, and the rest of the segments went the same way. The President put on display his willingness to take unscripted questions on topics considered hot-button by the fake news.
In conclusion, Trump killed it, and it was not good for the Biden campaign. Contrary to the fake news hits that Trump stumbled and couldn't answer questions, truly independent and open minded viewers were able to experience a President who was completely different than the character sold to them by fake news. He was quick, empathetic, caring, and serious about fixing problems.
The contrast to Biden was a huge elephant in the room, and nobody will have an opportunity to watch Biden enter hostile territory and command the discussion. The viewers of this town hall will also feel the Biden contrast, making the election day decision a no-brainer.
One final point, it's obvious to me the Marxist media doesn't understand that when Trump speaks, the more support he wins. During the 2016 campaign, the media played him non-stop, because he was talking about building a wall, border security, and everything the D.C. bubble thought would make him look like Hitler. Instead, he's warm, funny, empathetic, smart, driven, and his patriotism and love for this country resonates with people.
Ignore the fake news spin on this event. Independent minds were changed last night.
(NOTE: I haven't been able to find the entire event on ABC's YouTube channel.)