First US Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump And Joe Biden Labelled A 'Disgrace'
Donald Trump and Joe Biden went head to head on for their first US Presidential debate ahead of the November election.
People were looking forward to the two candidates discussing their vision for America, however many left with a headache.
The two argued over the top of each other at the beginning, leading to moderator Chris Wallace to remind Trump and Biden that they needed to respect each other's time and their answers.
Despite this, they continued to bicker over everything from leadership to the coronavirus pandemic, tax returns to Joe's son Hunter, race relations to climate change.
However, President Trump was warned several times by Mr Wallace to stop interrupting Joe's answers, especially when the rules state that each candidate is given two minutes to talk without being stopped.
"Frankly, you've been doing more interrupting," the Fox News host said to the President.
At one point, Trump said that he felt like he was debating the moderator instead of Joe Biden.
As this near-schoolyard bickering went on, people watching the debate online found it to be a terrible representation of the country and many were dismayed that this was the best America had to lead it into the future.
This debate is a disgrace. What an embarrassment to the United States of America. Trump's conduct and comportment are an outrage. He is a blustering, lying, bullying and incompetent fool.
- Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) September 30, 2020
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This is exhausting. Not funny. Not cute. Not entertaining. Just ... exhausting. It's 2020. #Debate2020
- T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) September 30, 2020
I'll say this for the debate, it started out terribly but somehow got worse as it went along.
- James Oliphant (@jamesoliphant) September 30, 2020
NBC political reporter Andrea Mitchell said: "I've been watching debates, covering debates since 1976. I've never seen anything like this and I don't think any of us have - compared to any debate in presidential history. This was a disgrace, frankly."
CNN's Dana Bash labelled the entire debate a total 's***show', which, if you watched it, is fairly apt.
The Democratic pick for the White House traded a few barbs at Trump, calling him a 'clown', 'the worst president America has ever had' and even at one point told him to 'shut up'.
Trump hit back and dismissed all criticisms of his leadership since he officially became President in 2017 and even questioned Biden's intelligence.
He said that he has done a 'great job' during the coronavirus pandemic, despite America leading the world with both the total number of infections and deaths. Mr Trump said his opponent would never have handled the pandemic as well as he has and claimed there would be vaccine available in 'weeks'.
Trump has attracted particular criticism for refusing to denounce and condemn white supremacy in America and instead spoke about his concern of the far-left.
There is another debate scheduled for next week and many people are wondering whether they will be able to handle another one.
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