Chaos reigns in first Trump-Biden debate
With just 35 days until the election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden barreled into their crucial first debate today, the most pivotal moment so far in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.
US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden clashed over the issue of race in America in the first presidential debate wherein the Republican leader hesitated to condemn white supremacists.During the debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump, “Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down?””I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not the right wing,” Trump replied. “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”
For much of the opening presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace looked like a man trying to stop a runaway train with his bare hands. The contest between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden was chaotic from start to finish. With interruptions and interjections, Trump tried to throw his Democratic opponent off stride. Pleas, increasingly frustrated and loud, were the only tools Wallace had at his disposal to try to maintain control.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday termed President Donald Trump a “liar” and a “clown” as the pair clashed in a fiery start to their first presidential debate.Trump fired back, telling Biden, “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. Forty-seven years, you’ve done nothing.”During the first of the three presidential debates in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump and Biden clashed over each other’s personality, past record, family and their visions.”The fact is that everything he’s (Trump) saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar,” Biden said.
The United States embarrassed itself before the world for nearly 100 minutes with a “Presidential debate” that was akin to mud-wrestling. Incumbent President Donald Trump walked all over the Democratic challenger Joe Biden with frequent, hectoring interruptions that often left the latter befuddled.
It started out civil enough, with President Donald Trump striding deliberately to his lectern, and Democrat Joe Biden nodding to his opponent and offering, “How you doing, man?” Within 15 minutes, the interruptions and talking over one another at Tuesday’s presidential debate had deteriorated to the point that Biden blurted out, “Will you shut up, man?”
US stock futures fluctuated slightly but markets and investors were largely stoic as an acrimonious first debate between US presidential candidates ended on Tuesday. While betting odds makers showed little change in the odds as the debate progressed, US stock futures initially rose as much as 0.6% before turning to be flat. “Right now it looks like an even split between Trump and Biden, so it is difficult for the markets to move,” said Ayako Sera, a market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Tokyo.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden are making their pitches to win over Black voters in the coming election, with Biden mockingly questioning: “This man, this man is a savior of African Americans? This man has done virtually nothing.” Biden says that 1 in 1,000 African Americans has died because of the coronavirus, and if Trump doesn’t do something quickly, it will be 1 in 500.
Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and taxes in a fiery first debate on Tuesday marked by Trump’s repeated interruptions. With moderator Chris Wallace trying in vain at times to control the debate, the two White House contenders talked over each other and lobbed insults in a breathtaking political brawl that made it hard for either man to make a point.
President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are sparring over Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, with Biden saying “a lot more people are going to die” unless Trump gets “smarter a lot faster.” Biden charged during Tuesday night’s debate that Trump “has no plan” to deal with the virus and noted that the president praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initial actions in dealing with the outbreak.
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