Trump Hits Biden Everywhere It Hurts
Nancy Pelosi told Biden not to debate President Trump. He should have taken her advice. The debate was clunky and at times ugly, but there was a clear winner. The only thing Biden could say was that President Trump is racist and caused the coronavirus. On every real point, Trump was the one landing blows.
The biggest issue of the night was law and order and the riots. President Trump was itching to get to this topic the whole time, and when he got his chance, it hit hard. They went back and forth, but the biggest moment of the night came when President Trump said that the riots are a political issue. Biden tried to deflect and blame the riots on climate change, which was silly.
Then, Biden was asked the deadly question. The moderator asked if Biden had reached out to the mayor of Portland or the governor of Oregon to try to de-escalate the riots and bring order back to the city. He answered that he had not.
This hit hard because Biden had just claimed “I am the Democratic Party.” If Democrats are failing to stop the riots, shouldn’t the leader of their party take action? Instead, Biden did nothing, and he admitted it to the entire country. This is the Biden presidency in a nutshell.
Things got even worse. President Trump asked Biden repeatedly to call for law and order. Biden deflected, and in the end, President Trump pointed out that zero law enforcement groups anywhere in this country have endorsed Biden for president.
The second biggest part of the night came up when they talked about taxes. The moderator claimed that President Trump only paid $750 in taxes. Trump corrected that statement and pointed out that he’s paying taxes under a tax code that was championed by Biden. What was worse was when Trump pointed out the illicit money taken by Hunter Biden from Moscow. Joe Biden refused to acknowledge it and deflected the whole time. His corruption was called out in front of the world, and Biden had nothing to say about it.
The debate was long, and there were many ups and downs, but perhaps the most important statements were the ones Biden refused to make. He deflected all night. Part of it was probably because he fumbled every single number he tried to quote. The other part was that he knows he’s in an impossible position. Most of the country hates the radical left, but Biden needs their support.
Because of this, he refused to condemn Antifa or any radicals on the far left. That was right after President Trump condemned white supremacists and called on the Proud Boys to “back down.” Even though every talk show host is saying Trump didn’t condmn white supremacy, he did. This is just more of the unfairness President Trump gets from the media.
Biden refused to outline any concrete plans for any topic that was breached. He disavowed the Green New Deal, only to endorse it a few seconds later. Then, he disavowed it again. He claimed that he doesn’t want to defund the police, but he wants to “return them to the communities,” which is a call to abolish the police. He said he’ll fix the climate, but wouldn’t say how. He said he would fight the coronavirus, but not with a vaccine. At the same time, he flip-flopped on private health insurance multiple times.
Still, as bad as Biden was, the media was worse. The moderator was open about his biases against President Trump and for Biden. Chris Wallace asked Trump to condemn white supremacists without asking Biden to condemn Antifa. He reminded Biden of his policy points to help him answer questions, he didn’t do that for President Trump. Every time Trump would start to land blows or ruffle Biden’s feathers moderator Wallace would interrupt Trump and try to move on. It felt like it was 2 against 1.
The ABC analysis team was the same at the end. They claimed that Trump was a bully on the stage in the same sentence that they praised Biden for calling Trump a clown, a racist and telling him to shut up. The media is going to tell you that Biden won this debate, or at least that President Trump lost. You can rewatch it on your own and decide for yourself. When you do, pay attention to which candidate refuses to answer questions and constantly reverses positions. Which one is consistent? It’s pretty clear who is a leader and who is ready for the retirement home.