Democrat nominee Joe Biden gave a speech in front of a room of socially-distanced people today, and the speech was designed to slam the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, Monday Morning Quarterback-style. In addition to other outlets, it was carried on Fox News:
Fox News cut away from Trump’s speech and then broadcast Biden eviscerating his coronavirus response, which can’t make Trump happy pic.twitter.com/ex8LNdx5Ou
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 17, 2020
Well… maybe Trump won’t be too bothered by it. Biden’s speech, aided by a teleprompter, was summed up in the way it ended. Try not to yawn:
Joe Biden: "Mr. President, wake up. Get to work." pic.twitter.com/DHchTpa1qq
— The Hill (@thehill) June 17, 2020
You’ll also notice that Biden didn’t take any questions, which is something that triggers the media when Trump does it:
Sleepy Joe was extra sleepy today, and once again hid from reporters' questions.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) June 17, 2020
Pretty dynamic speech closer, eh?
— Katarzyna (@Kasialunia) June 17, 2020
Did they set up a stage in the basement?
— UNCLE B (@uncleB06) June 17, 2020
Y A W N ! https://t.co/fCOrwEwiLw
— M V Mojica (@mvmojica_1) June 17, 2020
Wow talk about no energy. Oh my God! 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂 https://t.co/E5nQtwKqcO
— Louie (@reallouiehuey) June 17, 2020
Is this supposed to be a good video? https://t.co/5ekQ3i5K90
— Quiana Fulton (@thequianafulton) June 17, 2020
Literately, he put me to sleep today with his speech.
— JC (@jcgila) June 17, 2020
He said to thunderous silence. https://t.co/5bq3MdOZhv
— Marlin Behler (@MGB3757) June 17, 2020
— Carson Spaulding (@MMAHusker) June 17, 2020
Hey @JoeBiden brilliant and well delivered speech. Do more of these!
— Space Cadet 🪐 (@realDavidMark) June 17, 2020
Wtf was this
— veteran (@veteran_1991) June 17, 2020
We have a feeling this won’t be the last time a Biden speech prompts that response.
Biden also criticized Trump for the plan to hold rallies again:
Joe Biden criticizes Pres. Trump for pushing ahead with Tulsa rally, even as public health officials warn coronavirus cases in the area were on the rise.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2020
Perhaps more than a little of the Biden campaign’s concern is that Joe might feel compelled to get back out and speak in public, and they know how that might go.