WHY THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST TV DUEL BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND DONALD TRUMP WENT CHAOTIC
It was 2:45 MET, but in Europe as well as all over the world millions of people looked towards Cleveland, Ohio. Here the first TV duel Joe Biden vs Donald Trump took place. Many people followed the debate with hope of a change and a new hope for the United States.
However, what we saw was a discussion which was symbolic for the presidency of Donald Trump. We didn’t hear something about concrete concepts, ideas, programs or solutions. But we saw many personal attacks and a debate that went out of control several times.
TRUMP TALKED OVER BIDEN
The president tried to make his adversary look weak. But instead of plausible arguments, Trump tried not to let Biden get a word. He interrupted almost every sentences of his counterpart, often by using personal insults like: “… there’s nothings smart about you, Joe.
Furthermore, Trump knew Biden’s weak point. Thus, he played his next cards with making allegations against Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Thereby, Trump tried to unsettle the nominee of the democrats with facts such as Hunter’s former drug problems. But, struggling for composure, Biden answered he is proud of his son for overcoming addiction.
Biden continued: This is not about my family or his family, this is about your family – the American people.”
“SHUT UP MAN!”
Although Joe Biden tried to stay focused, he also lost control under Trump’s personal attacks at some points. So, he said: “… shut up man. This is so unpresidential!”. Furthermore, he called Trump a “clown” twice. However, at the second time, he excused the mistake instantly: “It is hard to get any word in with this clown, excuse me, this person”.
Anyhow, Biden’s reaction was more than understandable. Even the well experienced FOX News anchor Chris Wallace couldn’t place Trump in the barriers. Like the past 4 years, the president talked about fake news when he had no arguments, which happened, as usual, quite often.
THE CURRENT PRESIDENT
On the one side, there was a president who hadn’t any acceptable answers to important issues like the Corona pandemic, the climatic change, the division of the American society. Donald Trump’s reaction to questions about his taxes weren’t credible at all. Instead to answer he started to babble, also when he was asked to give a concrete answer to the question if he wants to confirm a peaceful transition in case he should lose the elections.
Moreover, Donald Trump did not distance himself from right parties and, thus the assertion to be a racist. But, once more, he distance himself from the left side stricktly.
THE FUTURE PRESIDENT?
On the other side was a calm, old gentleman, who said to Donald Trump: “You’re the worst president, America has ever had”. But, because of his aggressive counterpart, even Biden wasn’t able to announce concrete programs and plans for the next four years.
Howsoever, he had ideas and goals, especially to face the pandemic and economic crises. Furthermore, his certainly strongest points on this evening were his dignity – except two understandable mistakes – and his courage to admit personal weak points. It made him human and authentic. Moreover, he showed credibly that his biggest wish is to unite the country and its society again. And, probably, this is the greatest hope of all American as well as people all over the world.
Watch the funny but also relevant comment of the great Jimmy Kimmel and his interview with Seantor Bernie Sanders.
It was the first TV duel Joe Biden vs Donald Trump. But in some days, Vice President Mike Pence will confront Kamala Harris in TV. The intelligent and young senator and vice presidential nominee is the actual true hope of the democrats as well as the people of the USA. Due to her skills, her power, and her positive energy, she could be the right one to “Make America one again”. We will see more on October 7.
Text: Marco Kokkot – Videos: FOX NEWS (debate), ABC (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)