Presidential Debate 2020 Night 1: It was a Hot Mess!


Watching the first presidential debate was as moderator Chris Wallace said, “very interesting.” The debate in Cleveland Ohio was full of personal and political attacks, interruptions, and side comments. Here are some notable quotes:


  1. ”I’m going to dominate you Joe, you know that.” - Trump

  2. ”I’ve done more in 47 months than you have in 47 years.” - Trump

  3. “Don’t ever use the word smart with me, Joe.” - Trump

  4. “Everybody knows he is a liar.” - Joe

  5. “He has no health care plan, he doesn’t know what he’s taking about.” - Joe

  6. ”Will you shut up man.” - Joe


On the moderator’s end, there were a lot of two part questions which could lead TV commentators to say that a candidate didn’t answer a question. In actuality, both candidates started relatively on point (to at least one part of the question) before getting distracted by side comments, which made things go all over the place. If this is foreshadowing for what is to come, then it’s safe to say this debate series is going to be a hot mess.


Supreme Court Justice Decision

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