'You're not someone's crazy uncle:' TV host slams Trump during town hall debate
- NBC News host Savannah Guthrie challenged US President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a baseless conspiracy theory about Joe Biden's involvement in Osama bin Laden's death.
- When Trump defended his decision to promote the outrageous conspiracy theory, Guthrie admonished him, saying, "You're the president, you're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever."
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During a televised Thursday night's town hall, which replaced the planned presidential debate, NBC News host Savannah Guthrie challenged US President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a baseless conspiracy theory that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have had Navy SEALS killed to cover up 9/11 architect Osama bin Laden's faked death.
Guthrie noted that earlier in the week Trump retweeted two messages promoting the bizarre QAnon-linked conspiracy theory that bin Laden's death was a hoax and the terrorist is still alive.
"Why would you send a lie like that to your followers?" Guthrie asked.
"I know nothing about it ... that was a retweet — that was an opinion of somebody," Trump said. "I'll put it out there, people can decide for themselves, I don't take a position."
"I don't get that, you're the president, you're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever," Guthrie said.
"Frankly, because the media is so fake and so corrupt, if I didn't have social media...I wouldn't be able to get the word out," Trump said.
"The word is false," Guthrie said.
Pres. Trump: â€œThat was a retweet, Iâ€™ll put it out there. People can decide for themselves.â€ @SavannahGuthrie: â€œI donâ€™t get that. Youâ€™re the president. Youâ€™re not, like, someoneâ€™s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever.â€ #TrumpTownHall pic.twitter.com/Im0QFy7VOU— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 16, 2020
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