When President Trump and Joe Biden squared off in the first debate, the only thing we learned is that moderator Chris Wallace should never, ever try to teach kindergarten. He can’t control the classroom.
Trump jumped from the beginning. On everything. No matter what Wallace or Biden tried to say, Trump had something to add. He just couldn’t wait his turn. Biden tried to label Trump as out of touch, unpresidential, and a failure. Trump told Biden that he’d accomplished more in Washington in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years.
In other words, nothing new.
When asked if he would denounce white supremacist groups, Trump said, “Sure!” When asked to denounce the Proud Boys, Trump said they should stand down and stand by in cased Antifa or other groups began causing issues. The mainstream media took that to mean that he “wouldn’t” denounce such groups.
Joe Biden specifically would not answer as to whether or not he will expand the U.S. Supreme Court.
Overall the event was a car wreck that just kept happening.
If you like Trump and his style, then he played the part well. If you like Joe Biden, then you’re happy that he showed up and stayed on point.
If you’re undecided, then this event probably didn’t help.
Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist, said:
“It’s doubtful that this mentally exhausting debate changed any minds. Each side walked away with something, but the shock of the personal attacks against one another probably turned many people off.“