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Politics Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate

05:40  30 september  2020
05:40  30 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Interruptions and Insults: All About the Very Uncivil Tone of the First Presidential Debate

  Interruptions and Insults: All About the Very Uncivil Tone of the First Presidential Debate Trump repeatedly interrupted and heckled Biden, who responded by calling the President a "clown" and telling him to "shut up"The candidates regularly attacked each other’s character, as Trump repeatedly interrupted and heckled Biden, who responded by calling the President a “clown” and telling him to “shut up.” Moderator Chris Wallace often failed to get the discussion back on track.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden debate each other for the first time, amid multiple crises the US has to face concurrently: the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tuesday night’s event is one of the four debates planned. A vice presidential debate between VP Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris will take place

The first presidential debate got personal right out the gate Tuesday night as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called President Trump "the worst president But Biden , within the first half of the debate , slammed the president as a “ liar ” and a “ clown ” and repeatedly called on him to “shut up.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hit President Trump in the first presidential debate on Tuesday, referring to Trump as a "liar" and a "clown" during a segment on health care as the back-and-forth grew testy.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate © Getty Images Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate

"The fact is everything he's saying so far is a lie," Biden told moderator Chris Wallace. "I'm not here to call out his lies. Everyone knows he's a liar."

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Biden responded by calling Trump a “ liar ” and a “ clown .” When Trump interrupted another one of Biden ’s answers, the Democrat said, “Will you shut up The first question of the night goes to Trump , and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked about the supreme court nomination of Amy Coney

Trump lobbed attacks on Biden , including on his smarts and crowd sizes. Biden tried to shut him down by calling him a liar , " clown " and telling him to Biden said at one point. It's the first presidential debate of the unprecedented 2020 election cycle, marred by a global pandemic and expanded early

Biden was in the process of answering a question from Wallace on his health care plan.

Trump then interjected, prompting Wallace to ask the president to let Biden finish.

"He doesn't know how to do that," Biden said, to which Trump responded, "You'd be surprised."

Trump continued to hit Biden on his standing with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, saying Biden "just lost the left."

"You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan," Trump said.

"Folks, do you have any idea what this clown is doing?" Biden said. "I'll tell you what, he is not for any help for people needing health care because he has in fact already cost 10 million people their health care that they had from their employers because of his recession."

The heated exchange was one of many that took place within the first half-hour of the debate, which marked the first time Biden and Trump came face to face during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump and Wallace even appeared to tangle at one point during the debate.

"Mr. President, I'm the moderator of this debate and I'd like you to let me ask my question," Wallace said.

"I guess I'm debating you, not him," Trump responded.

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They bickered on who should appoint the next Supreme Court justice, their stances on health care and even brought each other’s families into the fray. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News struggled to rein in the candidates and at times admonished Trump as interrupting more frequently than Biden. © Mario Tama, Getty Images A server wears a face shield and face-covering as people sit to watch a broadcast of the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

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