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Weekend Reads Puzzle, Accordion and Pence Fly: The Trump-Biden Debate Seen From Social Media

11:50  23 october  2020
11:50  23 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden did not have a debate , but a shouting match filled with personal attacks, interruptions, hateful hoaxes asserted as facts, and emotional manipulation.

President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and bitter White House debates in years. Mr Trump frequently interrupted, prompting Mr Biden to tell him to "shut up" as the two fought over the pandemic, healthcare and the economy.

Le président américain Donald Trump lors du second et dernier débat avec Joe Biden avant l'élection présidentielle, le 22 octobre 2020 à Nashville. © AP Photo / Julio Cortez US President Donald Trump in the second and final debate with Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election on October 22 2020 in Nashville.

The second and final presidential debate before the November 3 election took place last night in the United States. We remember the chaos that was the first debate three weeks ago. This time the face-to-face was calmer. Donald Trump and Joe Biden each had the opportunity to answer questions and present their ideas. Millions of people followed the debate which also made a lot of talk on social networks!

from our correspondent in New York,

Even before the start of the program which lasted an hour and a half, Internet users expressed their concern, evoking the chaos and the debacle of the first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The president kept interrupting his opponent and the moderator, which left little room for the exchange of ideas.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden , during their final debate , sparred and traded allegations over the pandemic, foreign election meddling, scandals, North Korea nuclear talks, racism,and climate change, among other issues.

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have suspended accounts and removed pages of members affiliated with the group for hate. The first debate between Trump and Biden was an acrimonious mess, full of interruptions, insults and anger. Will this move the needle in either direction?

On Twitter this Thursday, some evoked the painful memory of this show. , Some say they would rather leave the TV off than watch the second debate. Others have chosen humor. "I prefer to watch a series," announced a Massachusetts Internet user. "I can't, I have a puzzle to finish," another on Facebook said. Still others say they hesitate between watching the evening football game between the Giants and the Eagles and the presidential debate.

Finally, this second debate was calmer, thanks in particular to the new rules which allowed the moderator to cut the microphone of the candidate who was disrespectful of speaking times. Which also made people react. Example of a tweet from a young woman from California saying, “They should have done this from the start, it works hell. Some tweets specifically target President Trump: "Now that he can't interrupt everyone, we can finally hear something," one netizen posted.

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The first US presidential debate quickly devolved from friendly greetings to chaos as Democratic challenger Joe Biden “I’m not going to answer the question,” Biden said. When Trump again tried to interrupt, suggesting Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you.

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"Where's Pence Fly?" "

The verdict is fairly unanimous, if we are to believe the messages posted on Facebook and Twitter. " We are bored ! »Considers a user. "Watching this debate is like watching your grandparents chat over Thanksgiving dinner," another tweet added. "Where's Mike Pence's fly?" It could have aroused my interest in this debate ”asks yet another, referring to the fly that landed on the vice-president's head during the debate against Kamala Harris and which had stolen the show on the networks social two weeks ago.

Accordion at the White House

This time, it was the faces and gestures of the candidates who were entitled to many comments, in particular the hand movements of Donald Trump. "I believe Donald Trump plays the accordion in the White House," wrote one internet user. "The candidates can't stop themselves, but you can see it all on their faces," adds another. "Joe Biden, who smiles or rolls his eyes at every Donald Trump lie, so precious!" », Says a user on Facebook.

“Clean up the media”

For Trump supporters, the president has once again won the head-to-head against Joe Biden. More importantly, many expressed their displeasure on Twitter, accusing the moderator of giving the Democratic candidate more speaking time.

They also believe that while there is no doubt about the president’s victory, the American media this Friday morning will say that it is Joe Biden who emerges victorious from the debate. "Donald Trump must clean up the media, as he cleaned Washington," tweets a supporter of the president.

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