Donald Trump's Economic Advisor Was Caught on Camera Slamming the President's Debate Performance | 22 Words

It seems as though behind the scenes, even senior Republicans aren't happy with Trump's performance...

The presidential debate was nothing if not controversial.

But it seems even senior Republicans can't really stand behind Trump's "crappy" performance.

Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...

And, at the debate, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.

And, in a moment many weren't expecting...

Biden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.

While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...

Others have applauded the candidate, noting that he "said to Trump what they've been wanting to say for the last 4 years."

Now, there were many eye-opening moments from the ninety-minute debate.

For example...

The President was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.

Asked if it was true that he paid just $750 in income tax in 2016, as reported by The New York Times last week, Trump said, without hesitation: "I paid millions of dollars in taxes, of income tax." Biden used this opportunity to ask for evidence of these tax payments, adding that Trump "takes advantage of the tax code."

Trump was also asked to condemn white supremacist groups...

But instead chose to focus on the left. He said: "Sure I'm willing to do that, but almost everything I see is from the left-wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace." And, when asked to give this group of people a name, he responded with "Proud Boys." Proud Boys, a neo-Nazi organization, appeared to use Trump's "stand back, stand by" call in a new logo posted on Telegram shortly after the debate.

The President did provide some good news with regards to a coronavirus vaccine, however.

When Biden pointed out that 200,000 Americans have died during the pandemic as a result of the President's "lack of plan", Trump retaliated by insisting that "millions would have died if Biden was in charge." He then added that the US is "weeks away" from a vaccine, and his administration had done a "great job."

Biden's son, Hunter, was then dragged back into the firing line.

The President brought up Biden's son, claiming the mayor of Moscow's wife gave him millions of dollars and raising questions over his links with Ukraine. He also mentioned Hunter's drug problems.

Clearly, his words about Hunter hit a nerve with Biden.

"His family we can talk about all night," Biden clapped back, adding that "it's hard to get any word in with this clown - excuse me, this person". The pair also clashed over Biden's now-deceased son, Beau, and his military service.

The insults continued to flow.

"Everything he's saying here is simply a lie, everybody knows he's a liar," Biden said during an exchange about healthcare. He also called Trump "the worst president this country has ever had."

And, of course, President Trump didn't take them quietly.

Not to be outdone, Trump got in plenty of digs as well, firing at his opponent: "There's nothing smart about you Joe. Forty-seven years, you've done nothing."

But, out of their many valiant attempts to slander one another...

There was another moment that shocked viewers.

Now, not everyone was too impressed...

With many finding the moment to be "unprofessional" on Biden's part.

However, on the other hand...

People have found a whole new level of respect for Biden, and have even called his words the "highlight" of the evening.

Because, as you may have already heard...

Biden actually told the president to "shut up."

Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.

The moment came during the first segment of the debate on the topic of the Supreme Court.

The pair continued to talk over each other as Wallace tried - unsuccessfully - to keep them in line.

Wallace asked Biden if he was willing to tell the American people whether he supported either ending the Senate filibuster or adding more justices to the bench. Biden responded by saying he would not take a position on the issue and instead urged people to go out and vote.

But, as Biden was talking...

Trump repeatedly asked him, "Are you going to pack the court?" "He doesn't want to answer the question," Trump said. "I'm not going to answer the question," Biden responded. "Why won't he answer the question?" Trump said as he continued to talk over his opponent.

Biden, unable to complete his answer, then shut his eyes and said exasperatedly, "Would you shut up, man?"

He then followed up with, "This is so unpresidential," after which Wallace ended the segment. And the internet had a lot to say...

But now an unexpected voice has spoken out.

Republican advisor Stephen Moore has slammed Trump in some behind the scenes comments.

"It was not a great performance by Trump," he revealed.

"In fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance by Trump."

This isn't the first time he's spoken out.

Following 2016's debates with Clinton, Moore referred to Trump as, "so bad in that debate, just awful."

This does not look good for Trump.

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So, a mixed bag...