President Trump and Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, went head-to-head last night for this year’s first presidential debate – and it’s safe to say, the internet is feeling stressed out.
Trump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded last night were nothing short of brutal.
And, last night, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
Biden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
Others have applauded the candidate, noting that he “said to Trump what they’ve been wanting to say for the last 4 years.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
“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.”
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.”
There was another moment that shocked viewers.
With many finding the moment to be “unprofessional” on Biden’s part.
People have found a whole new level of respect for Biden, and have even called his words the “highlight” of the evening.
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.
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.
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.
He then followed up with, “This is so unpresidential,” after which Wallace ended the segment.
And the internet had a lot to say …
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