Was Savannah Guthrie debating Trump? NBC host branded 'Democrats wet dream' for quizzing POTUS on racism

Was Savannah Guthrie debating Trump? NBC host branded 'Democrats wet dream' for quizzing POTUS on racism
Savannah Guthrie and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump got into a heated exchange with NBC host Savannah Guthrie during his townhall event on the network on October 15. Guthrie questioned him on racism and the QAnon conspiracy theory.

On the topic of white supremacy, Trump said, "I denounced white supremacy, OK? I denounced white supremacy for years… You didn't ask Joe Biden whether or not he denounces Antifa," according to a report by New York Post.

The anchor then tried to ask him about QAnon and Trump shot back, "I know nothing about it. I do know they are very much against pedophilia." He also said, "What I do know about, I know about Antifa and I know about the radical left, and I know how violent they are and how vicious they are… I just don't know about QAnon."

Guthrie prodded him by saying, "You do know." Trump insisted he did not and at one point said, "You start off with white supremacy. You start off with something else. Let's go, keep asking me these questions. Let me just tell you, what I do hear about it, is they are very strongly against pedophilia, and I agree with that."

Guthrie also asked about Trump's recent retweet. "This week you retweeted to your 87 million followers a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden orchestrated to have SEAL Team Six, the Navy SEAL Team Six, killed to cover the fake death of Osama bin Laden," she said.

Trump’s answer to that was, "That was a retweet. That was an opinion of somebody. That was a retweet. I put it out there. People can decide for themselves." Guthrie commented, "You're not like someone's crazy uncle who retweets whatever."

Twitter also weighed in on this interaction. One user said, "I don’t care if you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, trans, rich, poor, pink, yellow, or purple. If you act like Savannah Guthrie just acted in that town brawl, you will be universally disliked." Another commented, "Savannah Guthrie is the Democrats wet dream. A biased moderator who will interfere and fight with Trump so they can claim Trump is irrational and panicking. Meanwhile, Biden is getting softballs, no pressure, etc."

A user stated, "This town hall was so disgusting and one-sided. All of your reporters are so angry and I had to mute Savannah, she sounded like a spoiled brat wanting to get the last word. Shove it NBC and Savannah Guthrie (and to think I liked you at one time!!) Fake news at its finest."

One user questioned, "Is Savannah Guthrie running for president? Why is she debating (interrogating) Trump?" A user stated, "After Savannah Guthrie's performance tonight, @nbcnews should be embarrassed. Ask the question, then shut up. Disrespectful to all of us trying to watch." 

A user alleged, "I'm so proud of Savannah Guthrie doing what needed to be done holding Trump to his BS. There is no way he doesn’t know about QAnon. He endorsed one for Congress." Another said, "Savannah Guthrie is a great moderator. Not letting Trump give his usual lying 'sh*t'."














In a press release, Tim Murtaugh, Trump communications director said, "Even though the commission canceled the in-person debate that could have happened tonight, one occurred anyway, and President Trump soundly defeated NBC's Savannah Guthrie in her role as debate opponent and Joe Biden surrogate. President Trump masterfully handled Guthrie's attacks and interacted warmly and effectively with voters in the room."

"Over on ABC, it was a completely different scene, as once again Biden was kept comfortable and away from any questions that might challenge him. Americans can see that President Trump is leading the country, has built the economy to the best in the world once and is doing it again, and quite clearly has accomplished more in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years as a failed Washington politician," the release added.

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