President Trump and Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, went head-to-head last night for this year's first presidential debate...
And, as we very well expected, things were quick to turn ugly.
via: GettyTrump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded last night were nothing short of brutal.
Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...
via: GettyAnd, last night, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
And, in a moment many weren't expecting...
via: GettyBiden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...
@MSNBC Finally someone said to Trump what I’ve wanted to say to him for the last four years!— Doremus Jessup (@Doremus Jessup)1601429358.0
Now, there were many eye-opening moments from the ninety-minute debate.
via: GettyFor example...
The President was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.
via: GettyAsked 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...
via: GettyBut 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.
via: GettyWhen 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.
via: GettyThe 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.
Beau Biden was not a loser. https://t.co/hwzlZrjh75— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1601432460.0
The insults continued to flow.
via: Getty"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.
via: GettyNot 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...
via: GettyThere was one moment that stood out amongst the rest.
Now, not everyone was too impressed...
@chrislhayes @NicolleDWallace Yes that made me cringe! So unprofessional...where was the question that @JoeBiden was going to like?— Aleta Devaney (@Aleta Devaney)1601435113.0
However, on the other hand...
@kurtbardella @JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump I apologize. I don't know the question. Just hearing Joe say those words made my fukin night.— CEH (@CEH)1601442062.0
Because, as you may have already heard...
via: GettyBiden actually told the president to "shut up."
Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.
Will you shut up, man? - Joe Biden, speaking for nearly the entire world— ▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢 (@▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢)1601451569.0
The pair continued to talk over each other as Wallace tried - unsuccessfully - to keep them in line.
via: TwitterWallace 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...
via: TwitterTrump 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?"
"Would you shut up, man?" Joe Biden laments to President Trump, as the president interrupts him. "This is so unpres… https://t.co/wISJlfn5Xh— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1601429111.0