Interruptions and Chaos During Biden and Trump Matchup

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President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden had their first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night.

The first debate between Trump and Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos. Trump in particular repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — comments that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has of a nation facing historic crises. There were heated clashes over the president’s handling of the pandemic, the integrity of the election results, deeply personal attacks about Biden’s family and how the Supreme Court will shape the future of the nation’s health care. Trump also refused to condemn white supremacists who have supported him, telling one such group known as Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” reported AP News.

“Chaos in Cleveland” may be an understatement as moderator Chris Wallace had to remind both participants of the guidelines multiple times.

The Supreme Court

The Coronavirus Pandemic

Biden and Trump did not see eye to eye in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden state over 200,000 Americans have died equating to 20% of deaths worldwide even thought the United States makes up 4% of the world’s population.

Trump stayed firm stating he did a good job with the vires and it’s time to reopen the economy.

Biden reminded the audience Trump said the coronavirus would disappear by Easter, which was over 4 months ago.

Race

Moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump to denounce the White Supremacists.

The Economy

Trump claimed he’s paid millions in taxes in response to his infamous tax returns and the New York Times most recent claim that he only paid $750 in taxes.

Why Should Voters Elect You? Plus Climate Change

Biden believes, “Under this president, we’ve become weaker, sicker, poorer, more divided and more violent.”

While Trump thinks he should be reelected because, “There has never been an administration or president who has done more than I’ve done in a period of three and a half years.”

Climate change was addressed, to which Trump had strong remarks about the ongoing California wildfires.

Election Integrity

Wallace’s final question asked both candidates if they would accept the results of the election and urge their supporters to as well.

Biden answered, “Yes.”

Trump did not say yes and instead urged his supporters to go to polling places and “watch closely” for irregularities and explained he couldn’t tell them to stand down if they saw issues.

The Vice Presidential Debate will see Kamala Harris and Mike Pence on October 7th at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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