Presidential Town Hall Exposes Flaws in Harris/Biden Campaign Strategy

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During ABC’s the “President and the People” town hall hosted by Democrat political hack George Stephanopolous, many of the questions posed by so-called “undecided voters” seemed to square up quite nicely with the Harris/Biden campaign’s central messaging.

One of those messages we’ve been hearing ad nauseam from Harris/Biden is that President Trump’s “slow response” to the Coronavirus pandemic hurt the economy and slowed the reopening of the nation’s schools. This was a question from one of those undecided voters:

Hello, hi. My question is, if you believe it’s the president’s responsibility to protect America, why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low-income families and minority communities?

Since Biden is only campaigning from his basement and rarely leaves Wilmington these days, the campaign released this statement on Monday echoing those sentiments:

President Trump intentionally misled Americans about the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, he still doesn’t have a plan to contain it, and Arizonans are paying the price. People from all walks of life are suffering under his failed leadership — from the small business owners trying to keep their doors open and their employees on payroll to the parents who are struggling with a difficult and chaotic start to the school year.

Another message the campaign is trying to convey to us is that President Trump is a racist. An African American “undecided voter” made this statement/question to the President:

You’ve coined a phrase, make America great again. When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware of how tone deaf that comes off the African American community? [W]e have not been seeing a change, quite frankly under your administration, under the Obama administration, under the Bush, under the Clinton, the very same thing happening, the very same system, the cycles continue to ensue. And we need to see, because you say again, we need to see when was that great, because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such greatness.

Ironically, Census Bureau data released yesterday from 2019 and current economic data, clearly shows the underlying economy is still strong and resilient.

In fact, 2019 was actually an historic year for ALL Americans living standards. It was the best year for household economic gains in over 50 years!

The official poverty rate fell to an all-time record low of 10.5 percent in 2019. Over 4 million people were lifted out of poverty between 2018 and 2019 for a 1.3 percentage point decrease. This was the largest reduction in poverty in over 50 years. Minority groups led the way in poverty alleviation. Compared to the overall poverty rate reduction of 1.3 percentage points, black poverty fell by 2.0 percentage points, Hispanic poverty fell by 1.8 percentage points, and Asian poverty fell by 2.8 percentage points. The poverty rate fell to an all-time record low for every race and ethnic group in 2019. Notably, the black poverty rate fell below 20 percent for the first time in history. Income gains in 2019 were largest for minority groups. Real median income grew by 7.9 percent for black Americans, 7.1 percent for Hispanic Americans, and 10.6 percent for Asian Americans. These one-year increases were all record highs, and the new income levels reached in 2019 were all record highs as well.

The gains from 2019 are significant. Real median household income increased $4,400 to a record high of $68,700. This is an almost 7% increase from 2018; the largest one year increase on record.

Whenever there are solid economic numbers the Democrats can’t refute, like clockwork, they claim all the gains went to the top one percent.

Well, Census Bureau numbers say the exact opposite:

Between 2017 and 2019, the share of income held by the top 20 percent fell by 0.4 percentage points after remaining constant between 2016 and 2017. In addition, the Gini index of income inequality fell from 0.489 to 0.484 between 2017 and 2019.

The President is having a good week so far. Leaders from Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates were at the White House to sign a historic Middle East peace deal.

The race is getting tighter in the swing states with President Trump actually leading Biden among Hispanics in Florida.

The Harris/Biden campaign remains listless and uninspiring and current economic numbers are strong and the economy seems poised for a “V-shaped recovery.” The debates are in a couple of weeks and they could literally be the make it or break it for the Harris/Biden campaign.