The first Presidential debate was a 90-minute chaotic mess. Mainly because President Donald Trump insisted on talking over the moderator Chris Wallace and his opponent former Vice President Joe Biden.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace had a hard time taming Trump’s unruly behavior. Wallace struggled to keep the proceedings coherent. He even had to stop and plead with the president to allow Joe Biden the Democratic presidential nominee to speak.
“Mr. President, I am the moderator of this debate, and I would like you to let me ask my question and then you can answer it”
Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden or debate moderator Chris Wallace at least 128 times. Trump obviously does not know how to wait his turn, he interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times during their first presidential debate in 2016.
Trump talked over Biden for the majority of the debate. Biden had to ask for his time back several times. Trump insisted that what he had to say was the most important.
Trump wasn’t the only one interrupting. Although not quite as much as Trump, Biden interrupted at various points either trying to get a word in edgewise or to correct the president.
Biden had one of the BEST viral moments when he told Trump to shut up.
“Will you shut up, man?”
Biden even went as far as calling the 45th President a liar and a Clown on national TV.
Did you all catch the post-show? CNN anchors called the debate a “sh*t show”. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer began the post-debate coverage by declaring it the “most chaotic” debate he’s ever seen, but claiming Biden “clearly showed up” in what was likely a “relief to a lot of the Biden supporters.”
Jake Tapper didn’t hold back at all on his review of the 1st 2020 Presidential Debate.
“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a trainwreck. That was the worst debate I have ever seen and it wasn’t even a debate. It was a disgrace. And it’s primarily because of President Trump, who spent the entire time interrupting, not abiding by the rules that he agreed to, lying maliciously, attacking the son of the vice president, when asked to condemn the white supremacists, he brought up the name of a neo-fascist, far-right group and said ‘stand back and stand by.’ We’ll talk about who won the debate, who lost the debate, but I could tell you one thing for sure: The American people lost tonight because that was horrific.”
If you missed the debate you can watch it below.