As Twitchy reported this weekend, Joe Biden called a lid at 9 a.m. Saturday, meaning that there wouldn’t be any media appearances and reporters on the beat essentially had the day off. That left CBS News’ Kathryn Watson wondering “why Biden isn’t doing more to show he can outwork Trump.” She acknowledged the COVID-19 pandemic and said it’s obvious why he’s not out shaking hands, but why didn’t Biden’s capable team come up with something to show they’re serious about the campaign so close to the election?
ABC News’ Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson seems to share Watson’s concern that Biden’s heart really isn’t into this. “Are the gloves off?” she yelled to Biden as he walked away from the very tiny gaggle of reporters in their coronavirus-safe circles. For the record, the answer was “yes.”
He also added that when it comes to his support with Hispanic his numbers “are much higher” than Trump’s. pic.twitter.com/6WYExKTb5d
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) September 14, 2020
Wow, take the week off after that hard, in depth session ….
— Tom Martino (@tom_martino1) September 14, 2020
Hardball hitting question. 😂
— Kambree (@KamVTV) September 14, 2020
Way to dig in there, brave firefighter. https://t.co/g5R8HIP0Ui
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 14, 2020
That’s it?? Thats the number of questions he answered???
— Peace98🦋 (@AynRiedel98) September 14, 2020
And these are the real challenging questions journalists ask him, and yet he still won’t answer questions.
— Bustin Fake News! (@Happyja) September 14, 2020
Wow! What a hard-hitting question! And what a thoughtful answer!
— Steve Priestap (@StevePriestap) September 14, 2020
Hard hitting journalism there. Thank you
— JCKalik (@islandrunner757) September 14, 2020
What an answer. So profound.
— Problem Attic (@ProblemAttic2) September 14, 2020
This is pathetic
— Alex (@DarkJokerXIII) September 14, 2020
I got second hand embarrassment watching this. 😅
— JC Mounduix (@JCMounduix) September 14, 2020
Ask him what year it is or what office he is running for, throw some hard ones in there,
— TrevorGdChld (@TrevorGdchld) September 14, 2020
that was very informative, thank you!
— Gender Revealed Salon Sting Operator (@PlanCruzer) September 14, 2020
He had no idea what you said…great question though
— Danny Mayorga (@bigdan060207) September 14, 2020
Great reporting. Not really.
— Robert O’Neal (@rdrnr10) September 14, 2020
Wow so inspiring! You and the rest of the press are doing so amazing!
— Deerslayer (@BowDeerslayer) September 14, 2020
— Beekman Cruger 🇺🇸 (@BeekmanCruger) September 14, 2020
Wow! You hit him with a tough question there.
— alexpolancojr (@alexpolancojr) September 14, 2020
Wow, a real scoop!
— The AJ Steel Show (@ajsteelshow) September 14, 2020
Out of all the people they could’ve chosen, they chose this.🙄
— Holly (@TheTetonWay) September 14, 2020
Keep up the softball work !
— Harley Kesselman (@harleykesselman) September 14, 2020
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 14, 2020
The excitement is palpable pic.twitter.com/GQXKblb1ga
— Walter (@wsadlowski) September 14, 2020
You had an opportunity to ask a presidential candidate a question and that was the best you could come up with?!?
— 🇺🇸Call me Cap🇺🇸 (@jeffanderson42) September 14, 2020
Edward Roscoe Murrow just shat himself
— Frank_Junior (@FrankJunior210) September 14, 2020
Bold! The courage it must have taken to speak truth to power like that. Homeric, really.
Did you get a lollipop from Uncle Pudding’s staff on the way out?
— Ed Kirwan (@EKDramatist) September 14, 2020
The gloves are off, but the mask is on. You can hear the muffled voice ask the question while stationed outside in a pre-arranged, socially-distanced set up.
— Bob I Stand For The Flag (@BobM200408) September 14, 2020
I love how reporters are so easily corralled.
— Judgmental Shoelace 🇺🇸 🇮🇪 🇭🇰 🇹🇼 (@DocKilmer) September 14, 2020
What an amazingly docile and trepidatious media gathering.
— Syrah Shiraz (@Syrah_Shiraz) September 14, 2020
Awesome. Did you officially join his campaign yet?
— Mostly peaceful Mandy ☕🦋🇺🇸 (@SpringSteps) September 14, 2020
It must take a lot of courage to ask questions like these.. and then not go “slay, king!” at his response.
— 〽️ (@thereald0tt) September 14, 2020
His “press conferences” are pathetic. He stands in a huge open area in the middle of nowhere. Has a few people stand in taped circles. Says a pre-written comment or two then takes off.
— Cathleen (@CatsJunkYard) September 14, 2020
So tough and brave. Almost fire fighter like.
— kerry 6% (@disambiguist) September 14, 2020
— Gail Baca (@gail_baca) September 14, 2020
He’s gonna take President Trump out behind the gym and beat him like a drum. Biden’s probably frustrated because with his COVID-19-safe events, he can’t lose his temper and poke his finger into people’s chests for asking him tough questions … dog-faced pony soldiers.
That’s what we need, relentless, aggressive questioning, and I’m sure the fact checkers are hard at work!
— Randy Adams (@randalladams) September 14, 2020
Wait, the gloves were on?
— AlexisPKeaton (@AlexisPKeaton) September 14, 2020
Reporters don’t seem to think Biden’s taken the gloves off yet, and they’re getting anxious.
Just PAINFUL! Joe Biden gets confused … again … seems to think he and Obama are running for re-election (watch) https://t.co/9miVdzHCWK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 14, 2020