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Analysis: Venturing outside the Fox bubble, Trump faced voter questions and didn't sufficiently answer

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Voters stood up and spoke the truth to President Trump on Tuesday night. And Trump had a very hard time coming out of his Fox bubble to face real questions. That's what made the ABC town hall so important to see.

But three people responded right away, beginning with Carl Day, the Philadelphia pastor who asked Trump this question: "When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America?"

When was America "great?" Trump still didn't answer.

He said he thought Trump stuck to "canned responses" at the town hall.

But now, she said, "I'm going to vote for Biden. " Trump "reanimated me to vote. "

-- Daniel Dale's recap of a cringe-worthy moment toward the end of the town hall: "A crying voter tells Trump at length about how her mom, a fellow immigrant, died of cancer, and asks a question on her mom's behalf about immigration.

-- Fox's framing on "The Ingraham Angle" right after the town hall ended: "ABC SPRINGS AMBUSH ON PRES TRUMP AT TOWN HALL. " The not-so-subtle message: Stay on Fox, don't stray. . .

Trump 2020 legal adviser Jenna Ellis wrote: "Can you imagine Sleepy Joe answering these questions and being interrupted by George and even just following the conversation??"

When Trump criticized Joe Biden for not following through on a national mask mandate, Biden responded on Twitter, "To be clear: I am not currently president. " Then he used the moment to ask for donations.

Throughout the 90-minute town hall, he failed to ask obvious follow-up questions as POTUS rambled and spread misinfo.

For instance, Trump repeatedly said that 'a lot of people think the masks are not good. ' After letting him get away with that statement a couple times, Stephanopoulos finally asked Trump who has made that claim.

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