During a recent campaign rally in Carson, Nevada, President Trump went on the attack against his opponent, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, with a mocking insult that wasn't as hurtful as he intended it to be.
Speaking of Biden, the President warned his 5,000 mostly unmasked attendees:
"He'll listen to the scientists."
Trump: Biden will "listen to the scientists" if elected https://t.co/iI87WTaqxb https://t.co/lq8WqGvFCR— The Hill (@The Hill) 1603107963.0
Biden responded to Trump's charge with a single word.
...yes https://t.co/RzZ3j3zoAL— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1603111235.0
Trump may be a little bit out of touch with the average American, most of whom simply want the President to follow scientific guidelines to end the virus.
@JoeBiden You just can’t make this stuff up!— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1603159395.0
@JoeBiden Thank You God for Dr. Fauci https://t.co/maJePOfUul— The Resistor Sister®️♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@The Resistor Sister®️♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻) 1603111481.0
@therecount I believe he is denying the state of our economy as a result of his mishandling the coronavirus epidemi… https://t.co/5okcfB8kQP— J Albertson (@J Albertson) 1603112340.0
Also, the President's claim that "we're like a rocket ship" because he's ignored the scientists doesn't seem quite accurate.
@therecount Idk if he’s looked at America lately but we kinda are a country in a massive depression right now— Ian Cole (@Ian Cole) 1603121892.0
@therecount @LeonelCarlosPG Yep...just like a rocket ship. https://t.co/YM9xhvhRAw— AllieM (@AllieM) 1603120133.0
It wasn't the President's best moment of political messaging.
“If he’s elected, he’ll listen to the scientists.” The scientists and medical professionals who saved his life two… https://t.co/HmzyrJ0W2x— Zeb Ekeroth (@Zeb Ekeroth) 1603117565.0
The insult may not be as effective as Trump thinks it is https://t.co/8YVayhwoZv— New York Magazine (@New York Magazine) 1603083632.0
Twitter roundly mocked Trump for his accidental endorsement.
Trump complains if Biden is elected, “He’ll listen to the scientists.” Wait. Is that a bad thing? https://t.co/YIqHER6SJW— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1603112416.0
Trump mocking Biden: "He'll listen to the scientists." Honestly, can't think of a better endorsement than that.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas) 1603114939.0
No, you heard it right. The President of the United States, in the year 2020, is mocking his opponent with “He’ll l… https://t.co/UUjlzPxEPe— Steve Redmond (@Steve Redmond) 1603114789.0
At least the two sides of the aisle are finally in agreement over something.
Yesterday, Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden b/c “he’ll listen to the scientists.” As if listening to scientists durin… https://t.co/QFP8hVnxAh— Dean Wallace 🗳🗽 (@Dean Wallace 🗳🗽) 1603121761.0
Listen to Donald Trump, everyone: a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for science and reason.