Chaos In Cleveland… Presidential Debate Called Hot Mess

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, September 30, 2020) – Hours after what many are calling the most tumultuous presidential debate ever, both sides are claiming victory this morning.  President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Challenger Joe Biden traded jabs last night at the Cleveland Campus of Case Western Reserve University on a variety of topics, including race relations, the economy, COVID-19, and the integrity of voting.

The bickering and rudeness often overwhelmed veteran broadcaster and moderator Chris Wallace who had to repeatedly plead with the candidates to stop interrupting each other.  At one point, Biden said to Trump, “will you shut up, man.”

One of the big topics was race relations with Trump refusing to denounce white nationalists.  Biden decried “the systemic injustice in this country” and blasted Trump for turning lose federal officers using chemical irritants on protesters as he made a photo op at Lafayette Square during the height of the George Floyd protests at Black Lives Matter Plaza in N.W., D.C. earlier this year.

Moderator Wallace pressed Trump to denounce White supremacists with Biden specifically naming “The Proud Boys.”  Trump responded this way.  “The Proud Boys, stand back and standby. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left,” said Trump.

The 90-minute face-off was the first of three between Biden and Trump.  The next debate is scheduled for October 15th.