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Who won the debate? 

From student A.A. regarding this article: https://thepoliticalinsider.com/trump-declares-himself-to-be-winner-of-debate/

While reading this article my first thought was how did he win this debate? This whole debate was a joke due to the fact that Trump interrupted Biden more than at least 10 times, and literally they spent most of their time arguing as if they were two teenagers fighting for which football team is the best. The questions Trump was asked and the two minutes he was given, he used that time to bash on Biden and the questions were only half answered. For example, Trump refused to condemn white supremacy on live tv. That was a major red flag for me because being Hispanic I notice how much white privilege there is around me. I can guarantee you that those white privileged people have never struggled as much as a hard-working Hispanic that just wants a better future. Trump also claimed that he has helped out African American’s the most than any other president has, which is a complete like because he has done the complete opposite. Based on what I’ve seen, the countless articles I had read, and the research I have done Trump is the president that has been the least person to help any other race other than white. He has been the person that has bought out so much hatred between people, and you notice how people have shown their true colors since he’s been in office. Save our children, BLM, and HLM are all something really important to me.

 

Who won the debate? 

From an article at: https://patch.com/us/white-house/who-won-first-trump-biden-presidential-debate

Student D.B. writes: 

First off, both President Trump and former V.P Biden ended up interrupting the mediator pretty frequently, with President Trump being the dominant one in that aspect, cutting both Chris Wallace and Joe Biden. From just this perspective alone, I feel that both of them are being very disrespectful. On top of that, Donald Trump used to call Joe Biden “Sleepy Joe” which seemed far from the truth, because Joe Biden during his debate had great energy and seemed very up and passionate about what he was talking about. Overtop all of that, I see that during the end, Chris Wallace asked why Trump would not really abide by the rules of the debate, to which both of the campaigns agreed that Trump was not following the rules. When looking at this, I cannot say I could pick a definite winner of the debate, as I would not want to be biased towards my party’s views, and the way the debate turned out made it seem like he Chris had a really hard time keeping the reigns over Trump so he would not go astray and be interrupting, but I have to commend Chris for trying to keep the debate together while it was falling apart.

Did anyone win the debate? 

Article referenced: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/01/commission-presidential-debates/

From student B.W.

Chaotic? Very. Childish? Yes.
In light of the recent United States Presidential Debate, I decided to read up on the Washington Post’s take on it. The first debate out of three aired on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, it not only started with a bang but ended with one as well. Responses to the live show rolled in with lightning speed and have been the major focus of all social media in the days following. The post mentioned that “The 90-minute showdown between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was called a “dumpster fire,” a “train wreck” and other less print-friendly names” (Bellware). Not only was Democratic Candidate Joe Biden interrupted by President Trump, but so was the debate’s moderator Chris Wallace. The media has also taken the opportunity to point out the possibility of muting the microphones when one candidate does not have the floor. This will ultimately allow everyone to hear the full answers to the questions they have been wondering for the past few months and not have to worry about the candidate being interrupted.
Despite there being many interruptions on both parties’ parts, there were also plenty of times where Chris Wallace had to remind the candidates of their time limits. Rules have been made regarding these debates, and one of those happens to be the time limits each candidate receives for the questions. Another case when rules had been brought into the mix was when “The 2012 agreement between the Obama and Romney campaigns included rules against using props or visual aids and barred follow-up questions from the audience during the town hall” (Bellware). More enforcements on these debates may be in effect soon, and voters will hopefully get their opportunity to make their final decisions in who they will vote for in November.

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