'Truth over facts': The Trump campaign's new attempt to mock Biden is a confusing mess
On Monday, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced the launch of Truth Over Facts, a website aimed at smearing the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee: former Vice President Joe Biden. ABC News’ Terry Moran, upon hearing about the site, was puzzled by its name — although the reporter later realized that “truth over facts” was a Biden gaffe from August 2019.
Monday on Twitter, Moran said of the website, “I genuinely do not understand what they mean here. Facts are bad? Don’t believe facts? Trump’s truth is more powerful than any facts one may learn?” But Moran, after realizing that the name was making fun of a Biden gaffe, posted another tweet and explained, “Now it makes sense. The Trump team is quoting (and mocking) one of Biden’s own lines. My bad!”
From the Trump campaign, the launch of a new website: “Truth Over Facts.” I genuinely do not understand what they… https://t.co/JaAe1aNNkZ— Terry Moran (@Terry Moran)1589824078.0
Now it makes sense. The Trump team is quoting (and mocking) one of Biden’s own lines. My bad! https://t.co/iWF5W4CqGO— Terry Moran (@Terry Moran)1589824887.0
Some Twitter users have been weighing in on Moran’s clarification and the Trump campaign’s new website. @Everythinglinc told Morgan, “Appreciate the correction. I thought the same thing!”
@RonCohn posted, “Trump and every one of his cronies, and for that matter, any of his supporters, are just despicable. Sorry, but Hillary was right in calling them ‘deplorables.’ It’s all insanity. And that’s my two minutes of getting drawn into this today.”
One of Trump’s lines of attack with Truth Over Facts is that Biden is running his third presidential campaign. But as @michaelkpeters pointed out, Trump himself is on his third presidential campaign. Trump first ran for president in 2000, when he sought the nomination of the Reform Party; paleoconservative Patrick Buchanan, who did a lot to advance the “American first” brand of far-right ideology that Trump now embraces, was his main rival in that primary.
@Michaelkpeters tweeted, “LOL at attacking Biden for his third run at the Presidency, when Trump also ran three times... dude is the densest material ever discovered.”
@TerryMoran Plagiarists gonna plagiarize— audrey (@audrey)1589825039.0
@TerryMoran Appreciate the correction. I thought the same thing!— Lincoln (@Lincoln)1589825194.0
@TerryMoran “Most normal people.” Trump and every one of his cronies, and for that matter, any of his supporters, a… https://t.co/mve1bzXfTn— Ron Cohn (@Ron Cohn)1589824449.0
@TerryMoran Also, LOL at attacking Biden for his third run at the Presidency, when Trump also ran three times... du… https://t.co/BzAxL1keGt— Kirky 😷 (@Kirky 😷)1589824569.0
@TerryMoran @dandrezner Don't forget "alternative" facts. Hope they cover that one.— Swoosie (@Swoosie)1589827129.0