It was a beautiful night in the neighborhood for Joe Biden, according to critics who compared the Democratic presidential candidate’s town hall on ABC News to a Mister Rogers episode.
The former veep was mostly lobbed softballs by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia on Thursday while President Trump was grilled by NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in Miami, where the former litigator peppered him with questions and fact checks.
“This is a townhall? where is the town? its just Savannah badgering. what a joke,” Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said in a tweet.
Trump adviser Mercedes Schlapp wrote in response: “Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers [sic] Neighborhood.”
Schlapp was assailed for comparing Biden to Fred Rogers, with some calling it a “self-own” as the children’s TV host was revered as a patient, inclusive and kind person, USA Today reported.
“Pretty telling that this crew thinks Mr. Rogers is the bad guy,” Democratic