CBS This Morning journalist Main Garrett on Friday couldn’t resist an conceited tone as he recapped Thursday’s presidential city corridor occasions. He mocked Donald Trump as “determined” and returning “on bended knee” to get on NBC. 

Speaking to Gayle King, Garrett jeered, “President Trump didn’t conform to do the second debate, after which he realized he could be with no tv viewers to rival Joe Biden. So what did he do? He went on bended knee to that factor he hates essentially the most in American journalistic life, the mainstream media.” 

The mocking continued: “Sure, he went again to his previous acquainted community NBC. He had to return there to principally get an viewers to compete with Joe Biden.” 

 

 

Providing Democratic speaking factors, Garrett moved to declare preemptive victory for Biden on the ultimate debate — or a minimum of declare that it gained’t matter. 

However in case you look again on the historical past of presidential debates, the third debate has usually the bottom tv viewers and strikes the fewest variety of viewers. So the President’s missed an unlimited alternative by opting out of the second debate. Leaping again into the third might not give him the momentum he wants and now Joe Biden has primarily two of those debates upped his belt. He’ll go in with far more confidence. Wanting on the polling information he’ll be extra relaxed. 

In distinction, an unconcerned Ed O’Keefe on CBS This Morning, Friday, appeared uninterested that Joe Biden opened the door to court docket packing. As an alternative, the journalist reiterated that the Democrat claims to be “not a fan,” as if meaning something definitive.  

ED O’KEEFE: Beneath questioning by ABC Information’s George Stephanopoulos Biden admitted he isn’t a fan of increasing the variety of seats on the supreme court docket. An concept rising in reputation amongst Democrats as Republicans push by Amy Coney Barrett weeks earlier than the election. 

JOE BIDEN:  I am not a fan. It is dependent upon how this seems. Not how he wins, however the way it’s dealt with. The way it’s dealt with. I imply, it is dependent upon how a lot they rush this. 

O’KEEFE: However when pressed he mentioned he’d have extra to say on the topic earlier than election day. 

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS:  So you will come out with a transparent place earlier than election day?

BIDEN: Sure. Relying on how they deal with this.  

The Democratic hackery on CBS This Morning was sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Toyota. 

A transcript of the section is beneath. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

CBS This Morning
10/16/2020
7:10:33 to 7:13:39 

GAYLE KING: We’re joined now by chief Washington correspondent main Garrett. Main, everyone knows final night time was imagined to be the second of the 2 debates. We obtained dueling city halls. It was a transparent case of two completely different males, two completely different philosophies. What do you make of the distinction between the 2 occasions and the 2 males? 

GARRETT: Properly, in case you’ll permit me, Gayle, the large image. President Trump didn’t conform to do the second debate, after which he realized he could be with no tv viewers to rival Joe Biden. So what did he do? He went on bended knee to that factor he hates essentially the most in American journalistic life, the mainstream media. Sure, he went again to his previous acquainted community NBC. He had to return there to principally get an viewers to compete with Joe Biden. 

That tells you a part of the strategic place the president finds himself on this marketing campaign. He’s determined for eyeballs. He’s determined for some sort of viewers and he had to return to a mainstream media to seek out it final night time. Just for an hour. Joe Biden did it for an hour and a half. So Biden will get half-hour of additional factors by way of availability to the viewers and availability to questioners. However that’s in itself an enormous takeaway. The President is aware of that rallies themselves cannot get him again within the race. He is obtained to attempt to discover a approach to do this, and final night time in a city corridor was one sort of try. 

KING: He once more, Main, although, repeated the false claims in regards to the coronavirus. Kudos to Savannah Guthrie who actually did truth examine him in actual time. Why do you assume he retains persevering with to do this? What’s his pondering or technique there? 

GARRETT: The President has had a chance since he got here down with the virus to say, “You realize what? Having skilled it, I now have some very actual time period and actual life understanding of this, and I used to be in all probability too cavalier earlier. I need to have a unique dialog with the nation about it.” He is had that chance for now the higher a part of per week. He has not taken it. What does that inform you? That he’s fully reliant upon a base mobilization technique telling Trump supporters exactly what they need to hear again and again in regards to the coronavirus, even when it isn’t true and never medically factual for them or for anybody else. 

And that tells me that strategically he believes the one factor that forestalls him from a whole wipe out on this election is to mobilize his base, however not add to it which he may have, a minimum of in idea if he mentioned, “You realize what, having skilled coronavirus, I’ve a brand new appreciation for it and I’ll have a brand new dialogue with the nation about it.” 

ANTHONY MASON: Main, there’s yet another debate on the schedule. Joe Biden mentioned final night time he intends to be there. Do you count on Trump to be there and the way essential do you assume that debate is? 

GARRETT: For now, based mostly on what we all know, I count on the President and the previous Vice President to be there. However in case you look again on the historical past of presidential debates, the third debate has usually the bottom tv viewers and strikes the fewest variety of viewers. So the President’s missed an unlimited alternative by opting out of the second debate. Leaping again into the third might not give him the momentum he wants and now Joe Biden has primarily two of those debates upped his belt. He’ll go in with far more confidence. Wanting on the polling information he’ll be extra relaxed. That shall be a plus for the Biden marketing campaign. 

MASON: Main Garrett. Thanks, Main. 

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