I’m really happy about my decision to avoid the presidential debate last night! I think it was wise and we all have to look after our own mental and physical health. I watched a supercut of political commentators calling the debate one of the worst political spectacles they’ve ever seen, and a completely dark day for America, and I agree! I cheerfully agree and let’s try to bring some positive energy to Joe Biden. Let’s take all of this angst and anger and VOTE and let’s start repairing our country. It seems like this was Biden’s vibe too – disgust with Trump, but with a largely presidential happy-warrior energy. Here’s Biden calling Trump “the worst president America has ever had.”
"You're the worst president America has ever had," Joe Biden says to Pres. Trump, amid a heated argument over Pres. Trump's federal income taxes. https://t.co/5Bl4Ob3O2t #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/lC4qX0RvNG
— ABC News (@ABC) September 30, 2020
It’s true! Trump is the worst! I’m not sure if “lies about taxes” is a winning issue for either side, but you know what is? The fact that Americans are trying to survive a plague and Donald Trump whines about masks:
The issue of wearing masks briefly took center stage during the first presidential debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“He’s been totally irresponsible the way he’s handled social distancing and discouraging people to wear masks,” Biden, 77, said about Trump, 74, because the latter has been hosting in-person campaign rallies — most of them outdoors — and giving contradictory guidance about the importance of wearing masks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He’s been a fool,” the Democratic presidential candidate added, in a remark characteristic of the night’s argumentative energy, which saw Trump often taking the lead in talking over the moderator, Chris Wallace, and Biden. The president derided Biden’s intelligence and his Democratic colleagues and regularly interjected during Biden’s answers, trying to challenge his positions; while the former vice president responded with dismissal or sarcasm.
Biden laughed off Trump’s response when the president told Wallace that he believes “masks are okay” — a reversal from some of Trump’s previous comments — and said he’d wear one when needed. “Just like your rallies …,” Biden quipped, referencing the president’s campaign events, including an in-person gathering in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I do wonder about moderate voters and what the biggest turning point will be for them overall, and I really do think it’s the pandemic and Trump’s disastrous response, his lies, his inability to even do a simple mask mandate on a national level. It’s disgusting. I hope Biden keeps talking about it.
Also: Biden is getting a lot of credit for how he spoke about his son Hunter’s drug addiction.
The best part of the debate for me is when Joe Biden defended his son Hunter biden and said he’s proud of him overcoming his drug addiction & how much he loves his son. Thats a father & A President #BidenHarris2020 #PresidentialDebate pic.twitter.com/0mA5GuL8vV
— 2RawTooReal 💛🐝 (@2RawTooReal) September 30, 2020
the devil works fast but biden’s graphic designers work faster pic.twitter.com/GyV5CYh839
— Kerin Cunningham ☾ (@KerinCunningham) September 30, 2020
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