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Biden Spokesman Melts Down After Being Asked Simple Yes-or-No Question

Posted on | September 11, 2020 | 2 Comments


This whole interview with Brett Baier of Fox News is a disaster for T.J. Ducklo, who is exactly the type of testosterone-deficient soyboy you’d expect to be National Press Secretary for Joe Biden. When Baier raised the issue of Biden’s declining mental acuity — which is highly relevant to his fitness for office — Ducklo went into a complete meltdown:

BAIER: Has Joe Biden ever used a teleprompter during local interviews or to answer Q&A with supporters?
DUCKLO: Bret, we are not going to engage. This is — this is straight from the Trump campaign talking points.
BAIER: And yet, they’re using it.
DUCKLO: And what it does — and what it does, Bret, is it’s trying to distract the American people from —
BAIER: I’m just —
DUCKLO: — from — from —
BAIER: — they’re using it.
DUCKLO: — from the pandemic.
BAIER: They talk about it every day.
DUCKLO: Well —
BAIER: Can you say yes or no?
DUCKLO: That’s bec — they talk about it every day, Bret, because they don’t have a coherent stra — strategy.
BAIER: You haven’t answered.
DUCKLO: They don’t —
BAIER: Yes or no?
DUCKLO: Bret, they talk about it every day because they don’t have a coherent argument for why Donald Trump deserves re-election, deserves four more years. We know that he lied to the American people. We know that he has not showed leadership during this crisis and they are desperate to throw anything they can against the wall to try to distract from that fact.
BAIER: I understand. But you can’t answer the question?
DUCKLO: Bret, I am not going to allow —
BAIER: Okay.
DUCKLO: — the Trump campaign to funnel their questions through Fox News and get me to respond to that.

We’ll take that to mean “yes.” If a simple denial was possible, Ducklo would have said, “No, of course not,” and moved on. Instead, what he did — and this is a classic of political spin — was to accuse Baier of being a “funnel” for the Trump campaign, which he accused of using the question to “distract” from the issues Biden wants to talk about. Watch the video:


Does anyone need any further explanation for why Biden’s campaign is trying to keep their candidate inside a bubble of limited media interactions, including “safe” remote interviews staged from his Delaware basement where they can feed him answers on a teleprompter?



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