“Has Joe Biden ever used a teleprompter during local interviews or to answer Q&A with reporters?”
“Bret, we’re not gonna — this is straight from the Trump campaign talking points. Well yeah, they’re using it.”
The two kept going back and forth. Baier kept asking about the teleprompter and Ducklo dodged the question every time. The interview was a disaster for Joe Biden, but the president loved it.
Bret Baier just asked Biden’s National Press Sec a simple yes or no question:
Has Joe Biden ever used a teleprompter during a TV interview?
TJ Ducklo refused to answer and instead had a meltdown. Disaster of an interview for the Biden campaign. pic.twitter.com/OEyi2eb31L
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 10, 2020
Other reporters chimed in, too. The Hill’s Joe Concha tweeted, “Biden spox asked by Bret Baier if Biden uses a teleprompter in interviews. Spokesman accuses Baier — one of the most respected journalists in the business — of pushing Trump talking points while refusing to answer yes or no. Attacking the messenger means you’ve lost the argument.”
But the teleprompter question was not the only contentious part of Baier’s interview with Ducklo.
Newsbusters editor Curtis Houck shared a clip from earlier in the interview when Biden’s spokesman lost his cool and failed to answer the Fox News host’s question about what the Democrat would have done differently than President Donald Trump in handling COVID-19.
It then got worse for Biden and for Ducklo. Ducklo was unable to answer how Biden’s Covid-19 response was different from Trump’s. Ducklo claimed that Biden was for the China travel ban also, but was he?
Here is what Joe said about Trump banning the Chinese and anyone who had traveled to China:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus. This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.
On January 31st Trump started his travel bans. On March 12th, Biden still opposed the bans. That’s almost six weeks. So, how does Ducklo get that Biden agreed with the travel bans? Imagine how worse it would have been had Biden been president and let everyone in?