GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Embarrasses Herself Defending Trump on ‘The View’
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Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) may have thought she was going on The View to promote her new book, The Mind of a Conservative Woman: Seeking the Best for Family and Country. Instead, she struggled to defend President Donald Trump throughout her entire appearance.
Blackburn began the interview by reflecting on the "fantastic job" Vice President Mike Pence had done in his debate against her Senate colleague Kamala Harris the night before. However, she found it harder to defend Trump's decision to forego what the Presidential Debate Commission decided on Thursday to be a virtual second debate with Joe Biden next week.
"I would like to see the presidential debate again because he has a great track record to defend," said Blackburn. When co-host Sara Haines asked if this meant she would rather see Trump's debate with Biden than hold another personal rally that evening, his campaign said the COVID-hit president would do so instead, she said: “I know the President loves to do rallies. Let's do both! "
Then Blackburn tried to attack the debt that President Obama and Vice President Biden Trump left behind, but Joy Behar didn't have it. "The economy is in the toilet now," she said. “People are unemployed. Children don't eat, woman. How can you show off with his administration? There are hungry kids out there! "
The Senator's most egregious distractions came after Sunny Hostin confronted her about the "xenophobic" tweet she posted this week after President Trump returned from the hospital. "President Trump has defeated China again," she tweeted along with footage of him leaving Walter Reed.
"I don't think you meant to offend all of the Asian Americans and Asians who offended you by this tweet," said Hostin. “More than 211,000 American people have died from this virus. Trump's own White House, as Joy mentioned, has become a hotbed of infection. What did you mean by "defeating" something? What exactly did we defeat? "
"One of the things we know is that this virus originated in China and we can see that," Blackburn replied nonsensically. "This is where the virus came from."
The next segment only got worse when Haines pointed out that Blackburn was attending the likely super-spreader event in the White House rose garden. "Do you regret not wearing a mask in this crowd, and what do you say to Americans who were frustrated with what they saw that day?" She asked.
"I tell Americans who are frustrated with what they saw that day, remember to wear your mask," replied Blackburn, somewhat hypocritically. She added that she "had been tested just before the event" and stated that she took off her mask to go to the event and "put it back on when I came out."
"But you know it's a great reminder of us," she said of the massive White House outbreak. "Wash your hands. Wear gloves if necessary. Make sure you use disinfectant."
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