The Trump reelection campaign has made an interesting request for the news networks and that is to provide coverage of the president’s Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
While President Trump dominated the 2016 media coverage with his signature rallies, a statement released by Trump campaign manager Parscale suggests this reelection campaign wants to be more charitable by sharing airtime with the former vice president, although he does suggest that more media coverage Biden receives will ultimately help Trump.
“We formally join Joe Biden’s campaign in their call for the national news media, particularly cable and broadcast television outlets, to carry Biden’s remarks and unscripted events in their entirety,” Parscale said. “The failure to expose the American people to these rambling displays of incoherence, ineptitude, and forgetfulness is depriving voters of a clear picture of Biden’s inability to execute the duties of the office he seeks.
Parscale added, “Stop protecting Biden. Air the events.”
Meanwhile, at a Philadelphia campaign event on Thursday, Biden made a series of questionable remarks.
Biden claimed that the death of George Floyd had more of a “worldwide impact” than the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” Biden said during a roundtable discussion. “It’s just like television changed the Civil Rights movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor and his dogs ripping the clothes off of elderly black women going to church and firehoses ripping the skin off of young kids.”
Biden criticized President Trump’s scheduled rally in Tulsa on June 19, known as the holiday Juneteenth that commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation. However, he appeared to mix up the location of the rally with Texas, a state Trump was visiting today and also mistaking the location of the Black Wall Street massacre, which took place in Tulsa.
“He’s going down to Texas on Juneteenth, right? The first major massacre, literally speaking, of the Black Wall Street, right? Years ago.”
Another clip from the event that was being circulated by the Trump campaign was a moment where Biden appeared to struggle to complete a thought he was making.
Much of the Trump campaign’s strategy to defeat Biden is to question his mental capacity as he seeks ot become the commander in chief. Meanwhile, the Biden campaign is using the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak and Trump’s handling of the George Floyd protests to argue the president doesn’t deserve a second term and that he’s unable to heal racial divisions.