President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden faced off from a social distance in the first presidential debate of 2020 on Tuesday night in Cleveland, just five weeks out from Election Day, with Trump largely dominant and Biden doing better than expected.
The debate’s moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday, selected six topics for Tuesday’s debate with each segment getting approximately 15 minutes: Trump’s and Biden’s records, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), COVID-19, the economy, race and violence in U.S. cities, and the integrity of the election.
Early reviews of the debate suggest Trump was dominant with Biden coming in a bit better than expected.
A quick summary of the performance:
- SCOTUS – Trump won
- COVID – Biden won, but close.
- Economy – A tie
- Race – A tie (Trump facts on Biden’s history versus Biden repetitive claims Trump’s a racist)
- Law And Order – Trump won (Biden unable to get past ‘defund’ and reform)
- Track Records – Trump won (Biden unable to get past Green New Deal malarkey)
- Election Integrity – A tie (but we might have given Trump the edge on Coup/recent ballots issues).
Trump and former Vice President Biden hurled insults and repeatedly interrupted each other in the first debate, sparring over topics ranging from health care to the economy and their families as moderator Chris Wallace tried mostly in vain to control the conversation.
Tuesday’s presidential debate was the first of three before the Nov. 3 election