After ignoring the dangers of COVID-19 for over half a year, Donald Trump contracted the virus and has caused a spread in the White House. Now, the Trump campaign is arguing that the president will beat Joe Biden in November because he has “firsthand experience” with the virus.
“Firsthand experience is always going to change how someone relates to something that’s been happening,” Erin Perrine, the Trump campaign’s communications director, told Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”
“Of course that’s going to change the way that … he speaks of it, because it will be a firsthand experience,” Perrine added.
“He has experience as commander-in-chief. He has experience as a businessman. He has the experience now of fighting the coronavirus as an individual,” she said, adding, “Those firsthand experiences, Joe Biden, he doesn’t have those.”
“Those firsthand experiences are what are going to get President Trump four more years,” she added. “So, of course, he talks about it differently now that he has lived through it.”
Right now on @FoxNews they are attacking Biden for not getting COVID.
I'm not kidding. pic.twitter.com/98cUfeZgnw
— Matt Rogers 🎃 🗳 (@Politidope) October 5, 2020
Her remarks drew backlash from voters.
They are shameless.
— Demetri Tsakiris (@softwaredev73) October 5, 2020
What the actual fuck?
— Dave Powell (@WondyMan) October 5, 2020
arguing you only gain some sort of empathy or knowledge on how to handle something by only going through it yourself is not as good of a talking point as they think it is. I'd argue Joe Biden knows what we need to do to not get COVID which is kind of a bit more comforting.
— Doug Walsh (@DougWalsh72) October 5, 2020
LOL. It's funny how far they have to stretch to actually find things to say that they think might show positives about their candidate. This one is particularly funny. Marketing failures as positives.
— "Enough is Enough, America." ✡ Barbara E Bj 🌊 (@barbaraebj) October 5, 2020
Sadly I can
— Typhoid Trump Killed Thousands of Americans (@THE_MAGA_CULT) October 5, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. I was waiting for the "COVID-19 School…the real" school stupidity.
— RadarOne (@SaraAWilson3) October 5, 2020
They are all whack jobs!
— Jim Pittaro (@jpittaro2) October 5, 2020
They have one ?
— I Want My Country Back ! (@mcford77) October 5, 2020
Most contorted argument ever. I am going to become an addict so I can help people, not become addicts.
— Ireland in Philly🌊 (@caireland26) October 5, 2020