During this debate, Trump may have bolstered his own MAGA followers, but have disenchanted the undecided. He had a chance to talk about what kind of policies he may have to turn the economy around (which is the only talking point he has left), but he failed. All he talked about was how "we are turning the corner" and "how he can make America great again, again". That kind of rhetoric is not going to fly with the millions who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, or who are struggling to make ends meet.
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When asked, why Black and brown parents have to prepare their children for encounters with police:
Biden: “I never had to tell my daughter, if she's pulled over, put both hands on top of the wheel and don't reach for the glove box because someone may shoot you. But a Black parent, no matter how wealthy or how poor they are, has to teach their child: don't have a hoodie on when you go across the street. Making sure that if you get pulled over, just ‘yes, sir, no sir,’ hands on top of the wheel.”
Trump: "I'm the least racist person in this room"“And if you look, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I've done."
That says it all we need to know about Trump and his compassion.
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The difference between Biden and Trump:
Biden: Fact checker says, "Oh, there's a lie. ( several minutes pass by ) Oh, that's a lie.
Trump: Fact checkers start to sweat not knowing which lie to attend to.
In the end, Biden's falsehood about fracking was the one lie they could lay on. With Trump, there were too many to count, whether it be the economy, COVID, the environment ... The fact checkers were busy with Trump. There were probably a ton of fact checkers for Trump, while only one attended to Biden.
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Voters, at least Democratic ones, already know about intimidation from Russian influences, so won't be intimidated one bit. Trump's followers on the other hand, have shown a history of being easily influenced by propaganda and fake news; and being totally gullible. It's why they keep saying "We need to make America great again", while not understanding that saying so is an admission that under Trump's four years in office, he hasn't made America great yet.
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Come on, man, here's the deal: Biden's handlers are going to chicken out of a 2nd face to face debate using the coronavirus as an excuse. So pathetic.
Serrano, how can they have a second debate, when according to Trump, it has already happened? And furthermore, according to him, he won. LOL
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No, they didn’t and they never supported the police and supported more funding or worked with the police and States to make sure charges are never dropped for these thugs, complete silence.
bass: Yes they have:
According to a fact check on the topic, top Democratic leaders like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn have said that the violent protests is not right and condemned it.
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Well, maybe they won't have a second debate because in Trump's weird mind, it already happened and he won:
Yeah, it's true, according to Trump, he beat Biden in the second debate, even though it hasn't happened yet. Wow! Something is really wrong with Trump.
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It boggles the mind that followers of Trump, the tweet king himself, are all in a fuss about minor tweets making fun of a fly. Wow! Yet, conservatives don't bat an eye when he tweets a lie, or cyberbullies people.
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"Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!" Trump wrote on Twitter and Facebook.
Someone should tell Trump that there is a difference between COVID-19 and the flu. The flu has been around ages, whereas COVID-19 has not. We still haven't developed herd immunity, a proven and readily available vaccine hasn't been made yet, and scientists still don't fully understand it. Until then, we need to take every precaution possible or risk more avoidable deaths.
Also, seeing how Trump is and is acting, I think that cocktail of experimental drugs he took sounds really dangerous. Keep me far away from those. He seems more of a lunatic now than ever before (if that even is possible).
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Basically, Trump is like a loaded gun, by taking off his mask and potentially exposing many staff located near him. I think if any of them are thereafter diagnosed with the virus, they should have a right to sue him for negligence.
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I'm sure a lot of that backlash is coming from families of loved ones who were infected and died. Death by a pandemic such as COVID-19 is a lonely and sad way to die. You can't even say goodbye to them and often times to keep others from being infected are quickly cremated or prepared for burial. Yet, Trump is being very flippant about it.
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Trump probably missed several parts when he said "Don't be afraid of COVID". What he meant was:
"Don't be afraid of COVID if you have unlimited access to doctors, experimental healthcare and lots of money." He's probably also thinking in his mind, "If you can't afford healthcare, then you're a loser." News for you Trump, that's over 200,000 who couldn't be in the same situation as you and paid with their lives!
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While it's nice to see that he is recovering. I feel it's the wrong message that he's sending not to be afraid of this virus. Yes, if everyone had access to the kind of care and treatment that he received, then maybe people can feel more confident. However, the majority of people don't and have died as a result, or suffered lasting effects from this disease.
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It's quite typical for Republicans to put politics before Americans' health. People should be wanting to curb or stop this pandemic, not make it worse. Trump getting the virus should be a wake-up call to follow proper procedures to socially distance, wear masks, wash hands, and not hold big events with many people involved. And even though you may not suffer from it, you may spread it to others who will feel the effects of it.
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No, it would not, the Democrats wouldn't in this situation and neither should the GOP.
No, Democrats would wait because they put Americans' safety and health first as evidenced by the precautions they take such as wearing masks, isolating themselves from others, not holding large rallies with people crammed together, and promoting healthy living. Things that Trump and the GOP don't do. In fact, all they seem to do is mock people who do follow precautions. Probably it's because Republicans care more about their party and image than the country.
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You're going to be so disappointed. Even with fraudulent mass mail-in ballots, it's a going to be a Trump-Pence landslide,
Yeah, especially if more instances like this happens:
"West Virginia mail carrier guilty of election fraud after altering ballot requests to Republican"
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It would be wise and safe to hold off hearings until everyone who was at the superspreader event and have been in contact with them is tested. Already several people who had attended the event where Trump presented Barrett as his nomination have been tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19. Who knows who else who may have come in contact with these people may have the disease already.
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I'm going to do something that Trump would not do, and wish him, Melania, and everyone infected with COVID-19 a speedy recovery. I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot, Trump would say something like "It is what it is", or mock people for wearing a mask. I just hope his doctors don't follow Trump's advice of injecting oneself with disinfectant.
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I do hope she, as well as all Americans who have been infected recover. Yet, she and Trump's staff, can't say they weren't warned. Take precautions people. It isn't a game. Wear masks, thoroughly wash hands and face, gargle, distance yourselves, get enough sleep and eat well-balanced healthy meals. Bottom line, use common sense and don't listen to the voices in Trump's head.
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So are you saying the the position of POTUS is not government? Huh? Last time I checked a dictionary, government includes office of the president.
Trump himself has admitted that he said the virus would simply disappear back in April. He said that we didn't have to worry about it. Lies, lies and more lies. You keep telling lies, then sooner or later people won't believe anything you say, even if it ends up being the truth. That is so dangerous; especially when dealing with a crisis such as this.
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Except when it's BS, plasticmonkey.
Typical Trump supporter. Cry "fake" or "BS" if it doesn't fit their way of thinking. It's like crying "BS" when science proves the world is round, but you continue to think it's flat. So basically what you're saying is that going to school and doing scientific studies are meaningless. Please show your proof or cite your sources that the report is false. Bottom line is that Trump is dangerous because he doesn't follow the science or experts. He just wants to follow the little voices in his own head.
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The fact remains that back in 2014, Obama warned of future pandemics, especially after tackling and stopping the Ebola virus coming out of Africa.
Thus, a pandemic playbook was developed and a response team put in place, which Trump summarily dismantled.
As a result, it's true that Trump is the biggest driver of Covid-19 related deaths. It is his watch and he should accept responsibility. He needs to lead and direct, not take the easy way out and say, "you guys handle it yourselves, and then if you can't, I can just blame you". A true POTUS doesn't pass the responsibility on others; they actual take control, lead, direct, and take accountability.
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If you define winning as interrupting more.
Good point. In fact, Trump interrupted Biden and Wallace at least 128 times.
He even broke his own record of 51 times when he debated Hilary. I guess he thought (incorrectly) that shouting over someone is the only way to win. But in fact, all it did was give voters the impression that he is a one-dimensional bully who can't even speak in complete and coherent sentences. He just tries to make the other person not finish theirs because he probably can't even understand and respond with the proper facts.
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Let me reword it:
Conservative ranking: 1. party 2. country
Liberal ranking: 1. country 2. party
Trump ranking: 1. Trump 2. money 3. golf 4. party 5. country
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Conservative thinking: party country
Liberal thinking: country party
Trump thinking: (Trump + money + golf) party country
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The only personal insults came from him.
LOL. Trump called Biden stupid, and characterized him as having dementia. And the list goes on. Pretty much all Trump said were insults.
telling him to shut up
Well, someone had to say it. I'm pretty sure a lot of Trump's staff wishes they could say the same thing, but are just too afraid to say it. Biden simply said what a lot of Americans wish they could say to the bully Trump. If a bully insults and demeans you, you need to stand up to him, and that's what Joe did.
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Trump has shown that he has one debate tactic only. It is to bully and cast insults. He questioned Biden's mental ability, but when asked about his sources, all he could say is "You can check out the Internet. You'll see".
I expect Trump to add more insults at future debates. Also, he has yet to lay out any form of policy even though he is still promising to make America great again. Proving that for four years, he has done nothing.
As long as Biden can remain statesmanlike, and upright, he will win. He should just take the high road, remain calm, and let Trump be a bully and act foolish. The only ones who are turned on by bullying tactics are the rabid white supremacist fan base, which I'm sure doesn't represent most of America.
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Biden was never a good debater. However, you could see the work he did in his preparation of facts to present. Yes, he is very deliberate in his speaking, and his stuttering would flare up at times, but he did a remarkable job in remaining calm considering he had to deal with the shouting from the orange ape. I just can't believe that this is only the first of three debates. I don't think we can take any more.
Yes, Mr. Wallace was a bit at fault for not controlling things, but I think he was faced with an impossible task having to deal with someone who clearly doesn't listen or have any manners. It's a far-cry from having to deal with a debate like Obama vs. Romney, or Bush vs. Kerry, where the participants actually acted presidential and followed the rules.
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Trump also talked about Biden wanting to get rid of the suburbs. Beyond being a ridiculous assertion, it is a clear dog whistle for the racists in his base.
Don't worry about it. Most people in the suburbs can't stand Trump. Trump is gravely mistaken when he says he knows suburban moms, when he actually has a very old-fashioned and outdated view of the racial makeup of suburbs nowadays. They aren't made up of only whites, but a pretty even mix of various races. They are all tired of his racist remarks, rhetoric and lies.
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I just had to go and watch the Obama-Romney debate just to see that it was actually possible for two grown men to have a civilized debate.
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