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Trump / Biden Debate tonight 9/29 @ 9:00 Eastern

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rosecarmel Tue 29-Sep-20 23:34:09

The first of 3 debates will take place tonight at 9 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH-

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will serve as the moderator and recently set the topics: the candidates’ records, the Supreme Court, the pandemic, the economy, race and violence in cities and the integrity of the election.

Oopsadaisy4 Wed 30-Sep-20 05:36:08

I hope Biden does better than on an interview I saw earlier this week, he was barely coherent.

CorneliaStreet Wed 30-Sep-20 06:36:58

Oopsadaisy4 I hope so, too, but is he really capable of doing much better?

craftyone Wed 30-Sep-20 06:45:44

Biden came across as a bumbling useless old man. I wouldn`t stay up for something like that, saw clips this morning

Whitewavemark2 Wed 30-Sep-20 06:53:00

It was ridiculous, I wouldn’t give it the time of day.

Whitewavemark2 Wed 30-Sep-20 07:05:45

No wonder China is in the ascendancy, with the sort of idiots we have in the USA and U.K. running our country.

YorkLady Wed 30-Sep-20 07:16:34

Imagine being a voter and you have to choose one of these for your President????

Lucca Wed 30-Sep-20 07:33:33

I don’t understand US politics to be honest but why isn’t there somebody stronger in the democrat party to give some hope of getting rid of the odious Trump?
I had a look at extracts from the debate. Dire. So undignified.

Oopsadaisy4 Wed 30-Sep-20 07:48:16

It seems that the candidate who gets the most funding, via donors, gets the job.

Maybe if they capped the funding so that everyone had a chance they would get some better candidates, there must be younger ones surely.

I sense that the US ( and the rest of the world) will get Trump for another 4 years.

But what do I know? We got Boris.

tanith Wed 30-Sep-20 08:01:50

Both bumbling idiots, what a choice ?

LullyDully Wed 30-Sep-20 08:07:41

What amazes me is that a powerful country like the US, with so many talented people, can only find those two to stand against each other as their representative. While the choice is dependent on wealth, the best person can not stand. ( even so neither Biden not Trump went to Eton, imagine that. )

vegansrock Wed 30-Sep-20 08:16:17


Grannynannywanny Wed 30-Sep-20 08:25:15

I saw some clips on BBC site. I think Trump reinforced his reputation as a crude, vulgar bully without a shred of decency. His loyal cult of followers will be happy with his performance.
Biden appeared to score a few points but not enough to get the better of Trump. I fear he’s just not up to the job of toppling Trump. He’ll need to up his game in the next 2 debates.

Luckygirl Wed 30-Sep-20 09:08:29

Another two debates - lord preserve us!

I will make a point of avoiding those as I did last night's.

JenniferEccles Wed 30-Sep-20 09:37:55

I remember the same point was made at the last US election - are Trump and Hillary Clinton really the best candidates in a country of over three hundred million ?

Now Clinton has been replaced by someone even worse in Biden.

What a prospect for the Americans.

Stephenmarra Wed 30-Sep-20 10:09:20

Oh dear oh dear !
The Democratic Party is full of forward thinking, bright and dynamite people and they pick an old man that seems to be devoid of charisma and independent thought.
Not impressed.
Is it safe to post here in News & Politics for a newbie.hmm smile

rosecarmel Wed 30-Sep-20 10:32:02

Oh my gosh .. that was horrible- Complete nonsense vs zero confidence-

varian Wed 30-Sep-20 11:01:07

Kamala Harris interviewed after the debate

MaizieD Wed 30-Sep-20 11:15:20

Is it safe to post here in News & Politics for a newbie.[hmm} smile

If you can cope with 'robust debate' and periodic backbiting you'll be fine grin

Welcome Stephenmarra

lemongrove Wed 30-Sep-20 11:18:20

It was awful.The Trump/ Clinton one was bad enough, but this was the worse one ever I should think!
The problem with US politics is money....any candidate needs so much of it to get anywhere, which is why they are left with poor candidates at times, and very old ones frequently.

Alishka Wed 30-Sep-20 11:39:10

This morning I went onto the CNN website where they were fact-checking all the statements/claims both were making. Worth checking out, if you're interested smile

Stephenmarra Wed 30-Sep-20 12:25:51

If you can cope with 'robust debate' and periodic backbiting you'll be fine grin

Not a problem, political debate should be robust, sounds like fun.
Thanks for the welcome MazieD

Whitewavemark2 Wed 30-Sep-20 13:18:44

I see Trump supports the white supremacists. No surprise of course, but it shows how far things have moved to the right when a leader of a leading western democratic country can actually support a Nazi organisation.

EllanVannin Wed 30-Sep-20 13:28:02

Biden's wife is after " First Lady " position. He's as good as useless !

EllanVannin Wed 30-Sep-20 13:28:57

Bring back Obama and his wife.