Internet Passionately Defends Mr. Rogers After Trump Staffer Mocks Tone of Biden Town Hall

The internet passionately defended beloved icon Mr. Rogers on Thursday night, after a staff member of President Donald Trump’s campaign criticized the tone of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s town hall event.



Fred Rogers sitting in a chair smiling: Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003) of the television series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' circa 1980s.


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Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 – 2003) of the television series ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ circa 1980s.

Trump vs. Biden In Competing Town Halls: What To Know As NBC Faces Backlash

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“Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood,” Mercedes Schlapp, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, wrote on her Twitter account.

When asked why she thinks that’s a bad thing, Schlapp responded by writing: “No hard questions for @JoeBiden from the

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REVOLT Relaunches Sean “Diddy” Combs’ VOTE or DIE! Initiative Leading Up To Election Day, With Town Hall Meetings, Programming And Merchandise

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Approaching this year’s General Election on November 3rd, REVOLT has relaunched Sean “Diddy” Combs’ widely popular VOTE or DIE! initiative, to rally the next generation of leaders to exercise their right to vote in this critical election.

As we face a pivotal turning point in our nation’s history, being politically active means more than selecting a President; it symbolizes your right to take action now. REVOLT recognizes “Vote or Die” is relevant now, more than ever.

To jumpstart the campaign, REVOLT hosted a State of Emergency: Election Day and Black America town hall, presented by Cash App and moderated by American television host, Eboni K. Williams, to alert citizens about the current happenings in Black America as we prepare to engage in the general election. Guests included Kerry Washington, Cordae, Tamika Mallory, Vic Mensa, Dr. Cornell West, Jeff Johnson, Kimberly Jones, Mysonne, Tezlyn

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A Woman Called Trump Handsome During His Town Hall and the Internet Lost It

An apparent admirer of President Donald Trump praised him for being “handsome” during Thursday night’s town hall event on NBC, prompting strong reactions from some on social media.



Donald Trump standing in front of a flag: At Thursday's Trump Town Hall on NBC, one of the voters asking questions called Trump "so handsome," and praised his smile.


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At Thursday’s Trump Town Hall on NBC, one of the voters asking questions called Trump “so handsome,” and praised his smile.

A woman that moderator Savannah Guthrie identified as Paulette Dale, who was said to have voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 and “leans slightly” towards Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the current election, appeared to flirt with the president just before asking him a question.

Trump vs. Biden In Competing Town Halls: What To Know As NBC Faces Backlash

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“Good evening Mr. President, I have to say you have a great smile,” Dale, a registered Republican, said as Trump thanked her with a wide grin. “You’re so handsome

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How the Internet Viewed the Presidential Town Halls

To the delight of some and the consternation of others, Twitter went down briefly on Thursday evening in the United States and beyond.

But for better or worse, the social media platform was (mostly) back online in time for the evening’s dueling town hall events featuring President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. — because where else can we try desperately to make a clever political joke before someone else does?

On Thursday, the internet felt compelled to weigh in on the stark difference in tone between the two forums, Savannah Guthrie’s performance moderating the discussion with Mr. Trump on NBC, and other assorted Easter eggs that surfaced during all of the questions and answers.

In case your Twitter account went dark on Thursday night — or if you blessedly didn’t have one to begin with — here’s a quick look at what the online world deemed important.

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