'You shut up, man': Personal attacks, needling, interrupting define the first presidential debate so far. [..] 'China ate your lunch, Joe': Trump, Biden end insult-filled debate filled with interruption. [..] True to form, Trump came to the debate prepared to repeatedly attack his Democratic opponent, frequently interrupting and forcing moderator Chris Wallace to note that both candidates agreed to let their counterparts speak. Both Trump and Biden, meanwhile, leveled an unending string of personal attacks on each other’s character and judgment. Source 7v.
Joe Biden did Ok, he wasn't fantastic and it was probably because he did not get a chance to shine through Trump's agonizing rants. I feel Trump didn't even have enough persuasion to keep his own supporters in his favor.
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It was like watching a badly rehearsed puppet show. The moderation was terrible and it did not help that Trump was part of the debate. That bit about standing back and standing by in reference to the Proud Boys was telling.
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Mike Pence and Kamala Harris face-off in vice presidential debate. Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris — the prosecutor vs. The "King of sound bites" — get their turn in the spotlight at the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The debate will be especially high stakes. With Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and the quandary that surrounded the first presidential debate, voters may view the contest as a better chance to understand the issues. Ref. USAToday.
I don't know that either Pence or Kamala won the debate. They both dodged serious questions and both twisted each other's words. That fly landing on Pence head sure did awaken the internet.
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Trump and Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s presidential debate after commission adopts new rules. After a chaotic first debate last month, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be granted two minutes to deliver uninterrupted remarks before proceeding to an open debate. The open discussion portion of the debate will not feature a mute button, but interruptions by either candidate will count toward their time. Source 3q.