Trump attacked Biden and interrupted him during his answers on each topic. The technique caused Biden to lose his thinking on key points at the beginning of the debate, although he became more and more accustomed to Trump’s attacks as the night went on.
During a discussion of the explosive new reports from The New York Times that Trump has paid little or no federal income taxes for much of the past two decades, Biden tried to get involved in a fairness dispute, noting that the average teacher pays more taxes than Trump, but the president derailed him with his breaks.
The dynamic emerged during the first acute healthcare exchange and continued throughout the debate.
“Donald, would you be silent for a minute,”
“Everything he says right here is a lie.”
Disappointed with his inability to think consistently, he stormed into Trump’s remarks at one point, saying, “Are you going to shut up, man?”
When Biden was asked why voters should choose him instead of Trump, the former vice president said Trump had made the country “sicker, poorer, more divided and more violent.”
“When I was vice president, we inherited a recession. I was asked to fix it. I did it. We left him a thriving economy and he caused the recession,” Biden said. “As for the weaker ones, the fact is that I was head to head with (Russian President Vladimir Putin) and made it clear to him that we would not take any of his things.”
“He’s Putin’s puppy,” Biden told Trump. “He refuses to say anything to Putin about the generosity on the heads of American soldiers -” as Trump began to interrupt him with an attack on his son Hunter.
Moderator Chris Wallace jumped up and said, “Mr. President. Your campaign has agreed for both sides to receive two-minute responses. All the time. Well, your country has agreed. Why don’t you follow what your campaign agreed to as a ground rule.”
“He never keeps his word,” Biden said.
The debate was divided into six topics, but many Americans who adjusted would find it difficult to find any clarity about the positions of any of the men, as the debate turned into shouts, malice and cross-conversations that at times made it impossible to follow what any of the men Speaking of.
Trump joined the debate, trying to change the race as he followed Biden, but instead played his lowest instincts, continuing the attack from the beginning.
The president entered this first of three presidential debates in a far more vulnerable position than in his matches with Hillary Clinton in 2016, when there was no presidential archive to defend and tried to shake the former secretary of state with frequent interruptions and by he lined up single-lineers, including the predator, in a debate that if he was in the White House, “you would be in prison.” Many voters have already made a decision about Trump, giving him poor marks for tackling the pandemic and tensions over racial relations and police violence this year.
He returned to this 2016 game book on Tuesday.
As expected, Trump repeatedly insulted Biden during the first 30 minutes of the debate, cutting him off at a time when he used the word smart.
“Never use the word smart with me,” Trump said. “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe.”
Trump’s performance has been a microcosm of his entire life and career: Break all the rules and strive to dominate every room and personally interact with a bulldozing person.
Biden, a far more conventional politician, seemed anxious at first and struggled to express his own points with Trump’s interruption. He eventually found a moment to counterattack, blowing up Trump in an attempt to get rid of Obamacare.
“He has no plan. The fact is, this man doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Biden said.
Trump’s strategies to oust the former vice president – including his unproven allegations of corruption for Biden Hunter’s son, which he plans to make on Tuesday – have so far been less effective than those he has launched against Clinton. The president may have miscalculated by setting a low bar for Biden on Tuesday night, as he repeatedly questioned the former vice president’s mental acuity and called him “dumb as a rock.”
Biden snatches Trump for dealing with the coronavirus
As the conversation turned to a pandemic, Biden distorted the president’s handling of the coronavirus, noting that more than 200,000 people had died and about 40,000 were still infected with Covid-19 each day.
“The president has no plan. He hasn’t said anything,” Biden said.
Trump has challenged Biden’s comparisons with the number of cases in other countries and promised that vaccines and life-saving treatments are just around the corner.
“It’s China’s fault. It should never have happened,” Trump said.
“We did a great job,” Trump added, accusing the “fake news” of distorting his record of the virus.
Turning to Biden, he said, “You would have lost a lot more people.”
Biden told Trump to get out of his bunker and get out of his sand trap and golf course to bring together Democrats and Republicans to do what needs to be done to save lives.
Trump has tried to dispel criticism that he rarely wears a mask and has attracted thousands to his rallies without social distancing, arguing that Biden could never attract the crowds he makes. He has also repeatedly accused Biden of wanting to keep the country closed at the cost of doing business across the country.
“This man is going to shut down the whole country and destroy the whole country,” Trump said as Biden laughed at the proposal.
Trump in defense of taxes
During an exchange of new revelations about Trump’s tax returns in The New York Times – which showed that the president has not paid federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years – Biden noted that Trump pays less taxes than most teachers at school, but he looked for a chance to break the president for his tax debts and dubious business results, given that Trump evaded taxes largely by writing off his losses.
“You’re the worst president America has ever had,” Biden said.
Trump challenged the New York Times report, claiming he had paid millions in taxes, but also defended his approach to paying as few taxes as possible as an aspect of his keen business acumen.
Biden used the New York Times report to try to disprove Trump’s claim that he was a middle-class and working-class champion in the Midwest. The former vice president said Trump’s actions in the White House have benefited him and his wealthy allies.
In a preemptive strike to use the tax return issue to its advantage, Biden’s campaign released the former vice president’s 2019 tax returns earlier Tuesday, showing he paid nearly $ 300,000 in federal income tax last year. year.
This is an innovative story and will be updated.