The Daily Wire reports the Trump campaign heavily scrutinized Savannah Guthrie for her behavior during an NBC Town Hall with President Trump.
“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,” the campaign said in a statement.
“President Trump masterfully handled Guthrie’s attacks and interacted warmly and effectively with the 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,” the statement continued.
“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.”
If Guthrie had been half as civilized and professional as the questioners—for example, asking a question and then politely listening to the answer without having a temper tantrum—that would’ve been a really illuminating debate. Instead, she went Full Clown and Trump stomped her.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 16, 2020
Congratulations to Savannah Guthrie on her appointment as Joe Biden's White House press secretary!
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 16, 2020
LOL, love how Savannah Guthrie says we will take more questions after the break when we are 44 minutes in and it’s just been her badgering President Trump!
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 16, 2020
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The questions from the voters were great! The questions from Savannah Guthrie, not so much. Half townhall, half debate. Voters are better at this than the experts.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) October 16, 2020
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Media reporter Joe Concha highlighted one particular instance of Guthrie’s aggressiveness that encapsulated her hostility toward the president, writing: “Trump denounces White Supremacy multiple times. Savannah Guthrie follows by accusing Trump of dodging. This is already an absolute joke. And does the audience get to ask questions? Trump pushes back by asking why Lester Holt didn’t ask about Antifa. Trump denounces white supremacy a good four times. Guthrie: ‘It sounds like you’re dodging.’”
Political commentator and podcast host Megyn Kelly noted: “So far, this is not a town hall for voters, it is designed to appease the angry NBC employees/Dems who are pissed off Trump’s on NBC at all.”
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer wrote: “I just switched to NBC since ABC is in a commercial. Savannah Guthrie has interrupted Trump in these 60 seconds more than Stephanopoulos has done to Biden in 40 mins. NBC is an interrogation. ABC is a picnic.”