Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesFormer Vice President Joe Biden, now the presumptive president-elect, speaks to reporters after a stop at The Warehouse, a community center for teens in East Wilmington, on Nov. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
By Tim Graham
Published November 12, 2020 at 4:02pm
In President Donald Trump’s briefing room, Politico chief Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza defined himself as a furious competitor for the title of rudest journalist.
He asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, “Does President Trump believe that it was a good thing that the South lost the Civil War?” Earlier in the year, when the official count of coronavirus deaths reached 100,000, he asked her, “What does the White House view as the number of dead Americans where you can say that you successfully defeated this pandemic?”
So, it was fascinating when Lizza started getting abuse on Twitter on Tuesday for observing “discouraging signs about