The Anti-Science President: Speaking at a campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday, President Trump warned supporters that if elected Joe Biden would “listen to scientists.”
Yahoo News reports:
President Donald Trump sought to insult former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday by saying that his Democratic opponent would listen to scientists if elected president.
The Hill reports:
President Trump mockingly warned at his rally in Nevada late Sunday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would “listen to the scientists” if elected…
Trump mocks Biden for pledging to listen to scientists. Watch this clip and ask yourself if Trump was trying to kill Americans by infecting them with coronavirus, how would it sound different? pic.twitter.com/aZSugwvoML
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 18, 2020
Trump, speaking at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada, with around 5,000 mostly unmasked supporters attending, declared:
If you vote for Biden, he will surrender your jobs to China. He will surrender your future to the virus. He’s going to lock down, he’s going to want us to lock down.
He’ll listen to the scientists. If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression, instead of, we’re like a rocket ship. Take a look at the numbers.
Yes, let’s take a look at the numbers. At last count the COVID-19 global pandemic has claimed more than 220,000 lives in the U.S.
Heck of a job Donald!
Responding to Trump’s claim that he would listen to scientists, Biden responded with a one word tweet:
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 19, 2020
And a Biden spokesperson tweeted:
This is tellingly out of touch and the polar opposite of reality. Trump crashed the strong economy he inherited from the Obama-Biden Administration by lying about and attacking the science, and layoffs are rising. Meanwhile, Joe Biden would create millions more jobs than Trump. https://t.co/gVFtsdO6XR
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) October 18, 2020
This is tellingly out of touch and the polar opposite of reality. Trump crashed the strong economy he inherited from the Obama-Biden Administration by lying about and attacking the science, and layoffs are rising. Meanwhile, Joe Biden would create millions more jobs than Trump.
More reactions to the story via Twitter:
Biden=Science, rationality, facts
Trump=Superstition, rumors, conspiracy theories
shouldn’t be a hard choice.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 18, 2020
Trump mocked Biden, saying “He’ll listen to the scientists” –
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 19, 2020
There are few better examples of the anti-intellectualism and anti-science foolishness of Trumpism than Trump literally mocking Biden for saying he will listen to scientists: https://t.co/Izh6dDIbff
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) October 18, 2020
Bottom line: President Donald trump, the anti-science president, warns supporters that if elected, Joe Biden would “listen to scientists,” as if that would be a bad thing.