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Biden Campaign: “The American people deserve a press corps who cover [Trump’s] candidacy, his comments, and his policy positions with the seriousness and ferocity this moment requires”

So far at least, we're definitely NOT getting that!

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From the Biden for President campaign:

You Probably Did Miss It: Donald Trump Said He’d Abandon Our Allies

Saturday in South Carolina, Donald Trump made clear his willingness to abandon America’s NATO allies in the event of a Russian attack — going so far as to “encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in response that “any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the U.S., and puts American and European soldiers at increased risk.”

European Council President Charles Michel said “reckless statements on NATO’s security and Article 5 solidarity serve only Putin’s interest.”

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Zalewski said Donald Trump’s remarks about NATO were “very worrying.”

But if you read the New York Times this weekend, you might have missed it buried behind five separate opinion pieces about how the president is 81 year old – something that has been true since his birthday in November – and *zero* on this topic.

And, unless you watch the broadcast network Sunday Shows with a laser focus, you likely missed it there too, since coverage comprised under 6 minutes of discussion out of the combined four hour-long programs.

The following is a statement from TJ Ducklo, Senior Advisor for Communications:

“Donald Trump encouraged Russia’s ruthless dictator to attack our allies and fellow Western democracies Friday night – rightly sparking outrage across Europe and among those fighting for democracy around the world. You may have missed it because marquee media outlets in America deemed it less newsworthy than gratuitous and sensationalist attacks on the President’s age. The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher for the nation and the world — Donald Trump has promised to abandon our allies, undermine our democracy, and restrict our freedoms. The American people deserve a press corps who cover his candidacy, his comments, and his policy positions with the seriousness and ferocity this moment requires.”

By the Numbers: Media Coverage of Trump’s Outrageous Comments Inviting Attack on NATO Allies vs Coverage of President Biden’s Age

 

Number of Minutes Network Sunday Shows Spent on Trump’s NATO Comments: 5 minutes 52 seconds

Number of Minutes Network Sunday Shows Spent on President Biden’s Age: 21 minutes and 14 seconds

 

Number of Washington Post Stories on President Biden’s Age this weekend: 33

Number of Washington Post Stories on Trump’s NATO comments this weekend: 10

Number of NYT Stories on President Biden’s Age this weekend: 30

Number of NYT Stories on Trump’s NATO comments this weekend: 11

Number of Wall Street Journal Stories on President Biden’s Age this weekend: 18

Number of Wall Street Journal Stories on Trump’s NATO comments this weekend:: 2

Number of NYT Op-Eds on President Biden’s Age This Weekend: 4

Number of NYT Op-Eds on Trump’s NATO Comments This Weekend: 0

Number of NYT Editorials on President Biden’s Age: 1

Number of NYT Editorials on Trump’s NATO Comments: 0

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