First Presidential Debate 2020: Chris Wallace agrees to Trump's claim on rallies, Internet says 'Herman Cain disagrees'

Biden also raised doubts about Trump’s claim of a vaccine, saying that Trump 'puts pressure' on scientists


                            First Presidential Debate 2020: Chris Wallace agrees to Trump's claim on rallies, Internet says 'Herman Cain disagrees'
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The first presidential debate is underway and it is getting heated up as it is proceeding. After attacking each other on the topic of the Supreme Court, the other discussion surrounded the pandemic. Biden also raised doubts about Trump’s claim of a vaccine, saying that Trump "puts pressure" on scientists, which could create a pace and outcome at odds with the views of experts. "I don’t trust him at all," said Biden. Biden also said the president was being "totally irresponsible" by holding rallies with huge crowds during a pandemic. Trump hit back by saying that Biden couldn't attract big crowds to his rallies. "Because nobody will show up," the president said. "I don't wear them like him. He could be speaking 200ft away from me and he's wearing the biggest mask you've ever seen." Trump justified holding his rallies by saying that they were outside and moderator Chris Wallace "agreed" with him. This particular moment was discussed on Twitter, with some users bring up the case of Herman Cain.

Cain was a former presidential hopeful and was even considered by Trump for the Federal Reserve, as per CNBC. He died at 74 in July after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Cain was present at Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was held despite concerns about crowding during the pandemic. He was a stage four cancer survivor and had tweeted a photo of his from the rally. In the photo, he can be seen with other attendees without masks and maintaining no social distancing. A July 2 statement from Cain’s social media accounts announced his hospitalization, saying, "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr Cain contracted the coronavirus." And the Trump campaign informed, after the news of Cain's diagnosis, that he had not met with the president at the Tulsa rally, reports CNBC. According to the report, the campaign stated that all attendees at the event, on their entry had their temperatures checked and that masks and hand sanitizers were given out but not required to use. Before the event began, the campaign had informed that six members of the team involved in event preparations had tested positive and had been quarantined.

Talking about Cain, journalist Elie Mystal tweeted, "Chris Wallace incorrectly agrees to Trump's premise that he's only having large rallies outside. Herman Cain disagrees." Another user said, "When asked about his large campaign rallies Trump said his rallies were outside. His June rally in Tulsa, OK was held inside The Bank of Oklahoma Center. A large event venue." Another alleged, "Trump's rallies have not all been outside. Two weeks ago, he held an indoor rally in Las Vegas where few people were wearing masks or social distancing, in defiance of state regulations. Most correspondents and camera crews reported from outside the venue because it was indoors." A user said, "Why doesn’t Chris Wallace or joe bring up KC rally and Herman Caine?!?" Another said, "Trump is holding a rally and Biden is having a debate. #ChrisWallace is watching."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Author Tom Nichols alleged, "This is the second or third time that Wallace has tried to placate Trump by saying 'Mr. President, you’re going to be very happy' by the topic they’re moving onto. This isn’t debated moderation, it’s daycare for a giant man-baby who needs his nap." One user answered him, "He's literally sacrificing his reputation to placate the manchild on the stage." Another said, "Wallace has lost so much of his journalistic credibility tonight!!"



 

 



 

 



 

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