President Donald Trump’s second son called Biden “a coward” in one tweet and used the hashtag #BidensACoward in another as he railed against the former vice president for his reluctance to debate in person next week with the president, who was hospitalized last week for three days after testing positive for COVID-19.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 8, 2020
The Commission on Presidential Debates had announced earlier Thursday that the Oct. 15 town hall-style debate would take place virtually “in order to protect the health and safety of all involved.”
The president, however, said he would not participate remotely. Biden agreed to the change in format but now proposes that the debate be postponed.
Twitter users were stumped by the logic of Eric Trump’s attack on Biden and suggested the alternative #TrumpIsACoward hashtag in reply:
Biden’s a coward because Trump refuses to debate him? This one is making my head hurt. I can’t handle illogic on that level.
— Nancy Rosenzweig (@NanceRoseA2) October 8, 2020
Biden has a son who risked his life in service to the United States of America. Donald Trump has a son who ... is you. ‘Nuff said.
— Cathy Q. Public (Not *that* Q) (@Lyricathy) October 9, 2020
Your dad hid in a bunker. Your dad faked bone spurs to avoid Vietnam. Your dad won’t release his taxes.
Who’s the coward? https://t.co/Wet8GRdhHg
— MrsMagoo (@MrsMagoo15) October 9, 2020
Wasn't it Donald Trump who pulled out of the debate or did I imagine that?.... https://t.co/W1AGBpuCId
— Aodhán Michael Connolly (@MichaelAodhan) October 8, 2020
Why won't Biden infect himself with COVID-19 like a REAL MAN?
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) October 8, 2020
Weird flex when daddy won't debate but alright. https://t.co/MBcTOercDA
— Rich (@WBVRich) October 8, 2020
Trump is the one who chickened out. https://t.co/dkeEAcc76Z
— Reclaim the Fight (@reclaimthefight) October 8, 2020
— PTPauly (@ptpauly5775) October 8, 2020
— WernerKlopek (@DrWernerKlopek) October 8, 2020
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