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Former Arkansas Gov.on Wednesday joined calling for President Donald Trump to stop focusing his attention on Hunter Biden, saying it is a “mistake” and “doesn’t matter” to voters.
Over the past week, Fox News has devoted countless hours of coverage to materials found on a laptop purportedly belonging to the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—despiteon the story when Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani first approached them with it.
Other media outlets, meanwhile, have shown restraint in covering the story, largely due to questions surroundingfor peddling dirt, the and concerns that the materials could be part of a targeted disinformation campaign. Even at the New York Post, which first reported the story, concerns over credibility led the lead reporter on the story .
The week in polls: Trump erases Biden's bounce in Florida, Biden gains in Georgia
In the Senate, a poll found Doug Jones may not be doomed after all. And another found Lindsey Graham's race may not be as tight as believed.They have found Biden still holding a commanding lead nationally (though down slightly from last week) and leading in 10 of 12 swing states. But Trump regained a slight polling average lead in Ohio and ate a big chunk out of Biden's leads in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Trump also erased Biden's gains in Florida from last week, which some Democrats had hoped signaled their nominee was pulling away in the crucial Sunshine State.
With the president and his loudest boosters continuing to hammer away at Hunter Biden’s emails, Huckabee—an early and passionate supporter of Trump’s—took to the president’s favorite morning show on Wednesday to tell him that this is a losing closing argument for the 2020 election.
After discussing the robust early voting totals with the Fox & Friends hosts, Huckabee quickly pivoted to giving the president some advice through the television screen.
“In these final days, what the president has to do is forget about Hunter Biden,” the Fox News contributor said. “Forget about all the distractions of everything except one thing: Remind the American people that it is their lives that really on the mark right now.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade then wanted to know whether it was a “mistake” for Trump to lead his campaign message with Hunter Biden.
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President Donald Trump's dishonesty is getting worse. © Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin on October 17, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements.
“Yeah, it is a mistake,” Huckabee declared. “Because the average person doesn’t understand it. It’s too complicated. And frankly, it doesn’t matter to them.”
“They care about their healthcare costs,” he added. “They care about their taxes. They care about safety in their neighborhood on their block and in their art. Focus on that and he wins the election by a landslide.”
While many of Fox News’ pro-Trump opinion hosts have obsessively covered the Hunter Biden emails, some of the network’s personalities have said it would behoove the president if he concentrated on kitchen-table issues.
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy, for instance,that Trump should spend his time talking about the economy. Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen, meanwhile, to stop talking about Hunter, noting that voters don’t care about it and the “election is not going to turn” on the younger Biden.
Questions Joe Biden Hasn't Yet Answered About Hunter Biden Controversy .
With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, several questions remain about Joe Biden's alleged involvement in his son's overseas business dealings.During Thursday's final presidential debate, Joe Biden continued his blanket denials of any wrongdoing, supported by a Republican-led corruption investigation that concluded last month. According to the report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance, there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden in connection to his son's business dealings while the elder Biden served as vice president.