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Biden vs Trump in First Presidential Debate

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    The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is actually in-person, in front of a relatively small audience at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. Fox New's Chris Wallace is the moderator.

    They are doing multiple 15-minutes segments, covering these topics among others:

    The Trump and Biden Records
    The Supreme Court
    The Economy
    Race and Violence in our Cities
    Integrity of the Election

    Will be interesting to see as Chris Wallace interviewed Donald Trump recently and really pushed him hard on a lot of issues that you might expect a Fox News interviewer to let him skate on.

    So given that, I am actually really intrigued by Wallace moderating this first debate and expect it to be an interesting watch. The audience is only about 200, so hopefully they aren't much a factor and Biden and Trump can really be forced to answer some difficult questions in a more straight forward way.

    Given the recent passing of RBG, no doubt the Supreme Court issue will be contentious. As will the race and violence section. I think those have the greatest opportunity to be talked about the most after this airs.

    Post thoughts before, during and after.

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    This first debate certainly will be interesting, especially after the bombshell report that Donald Trump has paid little to zero taxes for well over a decade. Not just that, but he only paid $750 one year that he was in the White House. I think that number, even more so than $0, will stick in voters minds.

    I'm also interested to see how Chris Wallace moderates the debate. My main concern is that he will be unable to keep Trump from turning it into a spectacle. What will he do if Trump continuously interrupts Biden or refuses to stop talking when his time is up? It'll be a herculean task.

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    JaredS Wrote:

    This first debate certainly will be interesting, especially after the bombshell report that Donald Trump has paid little to zero taxes for well over a decade. Not just that, but he only paid $750 one year that he was in the White House. I think that number, even more so than $0, will stick in voters minds.

    I'm also interested to see how Chris Wallace moderates the debate. My main concern is that he will be unable to keep Trump from turning it into a spectacle. What will he do if Trump continuously interrupts Biden or refuses to stop talking when his time is up? It'll be a herculean task.

    I hope the taxes question will come up, but I'm not expecting much out of it. Remember when he got questioned about his taxes during the Clinton debate? It basically got turned into a meme of "I'll release my taxes when you release 30k emails". People ate that up and didn't seem to care that he either lied or didn't answer the question at all. They only cared that he got a "oooooo" moment in..

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    I don't understand why moderators don't have the ability to mute the mic when someone constantly interrupts and hijacks the discourse. That was Trump 90% of the time. Biden did it a little too, but I honestly don't blame him because Wallace was completely inept at making Trump stick to the rules. So why bother playing by the rules yourself after 45 minutes of Trump interrupting you.

    That was quite hard to watch. I thought Biden did fine. Trump did what I excepted. And Wallace disappointed by being way too nice.

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    All I can say is ... WOW. I don't even know what to think after witnessing that debate.

    Chris Wallace seemed unable to reign in Donald Trump no matter how hard he tried. From my perspective that played into Joe Biden's hands because all he had to do was just sit back and let Trump be Trump. It's certainly Biden's race to lose right now and looking like the adult on stage while Trump ranted and raged about everything under the sun only plays into his campaign theme that he will bring back some sense of sanity to the White House.

    Regardless of the political reverberations, that was pretty hard to watch. It really made me question how we've gotten here as a country and a people.