- “Where I come out as a businessman, I will take the devil I know over the devil I don’t know anytime of the week,” BET founder Robert Johnson said of the presidential race.
- However, Johnson refused to specifically endorse President Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
- “I would rather know who I’m going to deal with in the White House. I’m going to know what regulatory decisions they’re going to make,” Johnson told CNBC.
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson told CNBC on Wednesday he’s viewing the election between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden through the lens of being a businessman.
“Where I come out as a businessman, I will take the devil I know over the devil I don’t know anytime of the week,” Johnson said on “Squawk Box.”
Johnson, when pressed, refused to outright endorse Trump, instead saying as a longtime corporate executive he knows how the president will react to important issues of the day such as coronavirus and he does not have a handle on Biden would run the country.
“I know what President Trump has done and what he’s said he will do. I don’t know what Vice President Biden has said he will do other than masks, listen to the scientists,” the 74-year-old Johnson said. He suggested the coronavirus response should weigh the tradeoffs of “pandemic safety” versus “economy growth.”
By contrast, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has previously said “the path of the U.S. economic recovery will depend in large part on our success in containing the virus.”
ABC REPORTER SAYS HER 6,000 MILES ACROSS U.S. REVEALED LITTLE ENTHUSIASM FOR BIDEN
September 30, 2020
ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz told The View on Tuesday that in her 6,000 mile journey across the United States, she noticed little enthusiasm for Joe Biden’s campaign.
“There wasn’t a whole lot of enthusiasm for Joe Biden. There’s a lot of enthusiasm among Democratic voters and some independents to get Donald Trump out but not necessarily that enthusiasm,” she said.
She also noted that Trump’s base of “hardcore” supporters was very enthusiastic about his reelection. . .
“The hardcore Trump voters. . . Trump walks on water. Nothing will change their mind. . . Good for Donald Trump. As long as it wasn’t illegal, I want the name of his accountant. . . ”
Raddatz said the No. 1 issue among the voters she spoke with was the economy, not the coronavirus.
She said she was “shocked” that many people in rural areas were not wearing masks and were predominantly concerned about businesses reopening.
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