Ultimately, there were plenty of fair, relevant, specific questions that could have been asked. For instance:
Question 1: Mr. President, you tapped your vice president to lead the effort to solve the crisis at the border. Yet she has compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the KKK and called on illegal crossings to be decriminalized. When asked this week if she was planning on visiting the border, she laughed. How does that sentiment, that perspective, make her qualified to address and solve this crisis?
Question 2: Mr. President, you said your $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package needed to pass in order to fully reopen schools. Yet, almost all of the money allocated won’t be spent until next year, when the pandemic likely will be over, largely due to the vaccines you inherited. What do you say to parents asking why you continue to defy the science, and your own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, in not fully reopening now?
Question 3: Mr. President, in addition to your recent $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passing, the administration is considering $3 trillion more for an infrastructure bill that includes non-infrastructure-related items such as free community college, equality and climate change. With all of these trillions being added to the federal budget, how does all of this get paid for and who ultimately pays for it?