US President Donald Trump and Joe Biden returned to the trail of the campaign on Wednesday, following a chaotic argument that allowed the 77-year-old Democratic nominee to refute Republican claims of no White House endurance.
Biden, the 74-year old Trump’s defied a barbed dam while offering some of his own, got snap polling about the presidential candidates’ debate.
Biden edged Trump by 48 percent to 41 percent for a CBS survey of 1,039 potential voters who saw the debate on television in Cleveland, Ohio — an outlook close to that of national elections headed for November 3.
But the overall winner — or loser in the case — was the 69 percent of those surveyed who said the unruly shoutfest simply left them “annoyed.”
“A hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a trainwreck,” said CNN host Jake Tapper, as he shared an assessment of many viewers and analysts. “That was the worst debate I have ever seen.
“It was a disgrace and it’s primarily because of President Trump,” Tapper said.
Trump spent much time interrupting Biden and accusing him of “extreme left” influence, attempting to bring comments under his skin about past business affairs of his son Hunter.
Before the debate, Trump insinuated that Biden’s work is too old and his mental capabilities were limited by age.
Trump was described by an exasperated Biden as “a clown,” “a fool,” “a lying” and “putin’s puppy.” But for a time the former vice president mainly maintained his composure and spent the entire 90 mins walking with Trump to attack his management of the coronavirus-pandemic, the race and the economy