Daily US Times: The first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden devolved into chaos and an unrelenting volley of personal attacks on Tuesday night as the Republican President derailed the night by repeatedly talking over former Vice President Joe Biden, who responded with jabs at the President — at one point calling him a clown and “the worst president that America has ever had.”
Trump interrupted Biden him during his answers on every subject. The technique led the Democratic candidate to lose his train of thought on key points early in the debate, though he grew more and more used to Trump’s attacks as the night went on.
During a discussion about the explosive new reports from The New York Times about Trump’s tax history, Biden had tried to pivot into an argument about fairness, noting that the average schoolteacher paid more in taxes than Trump, but the President derailed him with his interruptions. The New York Times report said Mr Trump paid little or no federal income taxes during much of the past two decades.
The dynamic emerged during the first sharp exchange between the two over health care and continued through the debate.
Biden said: “Donald, would you just be quiet for a minute.”
He repeatedly called out Mr Trump for attempting to bulldoze the debate, saying he wouldn’t even try to fact check Trump’s volley of untruths.
“Everything he is saying right here is a lie,” Biden said. Frustrated by the inability to carry a coherent thought, the former Vice President broke into Trump’s retorts at one point, saying, “Will you shut up, man?”
Being asked why voters should elect him over Trump, Joe Biden said Trump has made the country “sicker, poorer, more divided and more violent.”
Obama’s VP said: “When I was vice president, we inherited a recession. I was asked to fix it. I did. We left him a booming economy and he caused the recession.”
“With regard to being weaker — the fact is that I have gone head to head with (Russian President Vladimir Putin) and made it clear to him we’re not going to take any of his stuff.”
“He’s Putin’s puppy. He refuses to say anything to Putin about the bounty on the heads of American soldiers –” Biden said of Trump in the presidential debate, as Trump began to interrupt him with an attack on his son, Hunter.
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