A Tampa-focused online “virtual rally” event hosted by the Joe Biden for President campaign yesterday drew derision even from the Washington Post, typically a cheerleader for the campaign. The event, meant to allow Florida supporters “rally” together and stir up their Florida campaign against President Donald Trump, was marred by choppy audio and video, making the event nearly unwatchable.
The technical difficulties drew a scathing rebuke from Trump Victory spokesperson Emma Vaughn, who took the opportunity to lambast Biden for failing to address what Trump’s campaign alleges are credible sexual assault allegations against the presumptive Democrat nominee for President.
“Joe Biden’s ‘virtual rally’ was a fundamentally unserious comedy of errors that displayed the depths of his campaign’s incompetency,” said Vaughn. “Even if he had addressed his credible sexual assault allegations, no one would have been able to understand through the awful audio. If he can’t run a livestream, how can we expect him to run our country?”
Guests of the rally included Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo, Biden for President Florida Regional Director Larry Bowden, Florida state Senator Janet Cruz, Florida Congressman Charlie Crist, and Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor.
Rizzo opened the rally by blaming President Trump for the many things the Coronavirus has caused.
“Today we see our Nation struggling against the pandemic led by a President who cannot do the job. Under Donald Trump we are sicker, poorer and more divided than ever. But there is hope for America and that hope is Joe Biden.”
Crist reminded Floridians that he worked with Biden’s administration when he was governor of Florida back in 2011.
“I worked with his administration when I was Governor of the state. Reaching across the aisle to do what’s right for Florida and do what’s right for America. That is the strength of this man, he has the courage of his convictions to do what’s right each and every time. Let me tell you about Florida and how important she is, and you all know this, Florida is the third largest state in the country,” said Crist, “The largest battleground state in the country. Over the past almost 30 years, nobody has gotten to the White House without winning our Florida first. So it’s this simple, you win Florida, you become President of the United States of America.”
Crist decribed Biden as a “dependable, honest, wonderful, man with a good heart, great empathy and tremendous compassion.” He also compared electing Biden to making God happier.
“We need that in the White House, the most powerful person in the world has to be a human being with compassion, empathy, understanding, and love. We elect Joe Biden we get all of that. If we do our part, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States and God’s going to be happy for it.”
Biden came on screen to end the rally during the final 10 minutes and used the time to bash Trump and his administration.
“This President is someone who had barely a word of empathy, of responsibility, of regret. There is no indication whatsoever that he understands the depth and the loss that this crisis has brought. You know it’s often said how crisis reveals character and this crisis revealed just how dangerous and incompetent Donald Trump and his enablers have been.”