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freemanjud
Boston, US
Posts: 205

Some thoughts in response to yours....

@pineapplehater03 [do you really hate pineapple? I love pineapple!]: OMG, credit for football. Seriously?

@mellifluously: No kidding: it's most definitely tone deaf to take credit for football when Tennessee Titans' players tested positive within the day. Not smart....[didn't Biden suggest during the debate that if Trump didn't get smarter, hundreds of thousands more people would die from COVID?]

@SwedishFish: glad you brought up "gaslighting." What exactly do you mean here? Can you give us some examples?

@dewdropdoll: Hard to believe that the President of the United States ridiculed a fellow adult for wearing a mask in the midst of a pandemic. His wife was wearing one in the audience!

@mcsd153: I am with you. When Biden looked into the camera and talked to the people, I thought, "Hallelujah! Someone remembered that WE are watching!"


Leyden
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 10

A debate full of moments that should've lost Trump the election, but chances are high most of his supporters don't care

Five minutes into the debate, I thought Trump trying to draw attention away from the hundreds of thousands of American citizens that’ve died under his watch by saying Biden let thousands of American soldiers (who signed up to do something Trump never did, risk their life for this country) die under his watch. I was grossly mistaken. Before I even get into the worst of it, let me just say that while there was mistakes on both sides, the more childlike of those two candidates was the current President of the United States; constantly interrupting, fighting with the moderator (who someone needs to check in on, because he was really trying his best to keep that fiasco under control), and using very personal attacks in a political debate. I’m going to go through the “highlights” in chronological order, but some things certainly stand out more than others. Trump wants to cut health care, claiming that because him, insulin is cheaper than water, ask any diabetic and they will tell you that’s very untrue; on the other hand, Biden has a plan to help expand Medicare for those who need it, and people can keep their private insurance if they want to. When asked about his response to covid, Trump deflects by saying we don’t know China and Russia’s numbers, and bringing up the Swine Flu, which resulted in 14,000, not 200,000 deaths, he also claimed that we are weeks away from the vaccine, but I think we all remember his “it’ll all be over by Easter” claim. One of many rather personal attacks comes after Biden says a lot more people are going to die if Trump doesn’t get smart, to which Trump starts attacking Biden’s education and college, saying “don’t you ever use the word smart with me,” if you thought this was personal and uncalled for, just you wait. Oh but hey, at least Trump saved football guys, what's 200,000 deaths when we have football! We all knew it’d eventually come up, but when the topic of economy was raised, Trump was asked if it was true if he’d only paid $750 taxes in 2016 and 2017, to which he responded that he’d paid billions in taxes, and would release his tax returns when they were “ready”. Trump didn’t have much to say about his own tax plan, but plenty to say about Biden’s, including personal attack #2, bringing up a discredited theory that Biden’s son Hunter was given $3.5 million from the First Lady of China (or Russia, his story changed as he went). Biden did a great job by saying it wasn’t about either candidate’s families, but the families of the American people. Next was the topic everyone’s been talking about, and for a good reason, race. My family and I took bets on how Trump would find a way to avoid this question, but not a single one of us expected he’d refuse to condemn the white supremacist group, the Proud Boys, saying “stand back and standby,” and then IMMEDIATELY trying to turn the focus towards ANTIFA. The President of the United States, on live television, on the global stage, couldn’t condemn a racist, white nationalist group who has taken Trump’s words as a call to arms, saying they’re ready. Trump supporters can no longer claim he isn’t racist after that appaling moment. When they’re giving their case as to why they deserve to be elected, Biden brings up Trump calling the military suckers, and is almost brought to tears as he talks about his dead son Beau, who fought for a year in Iraq before dying of cancer, saying that his son and the rest of the troops are heroes. How does Trump respond? With apologies? Respecting Biden’s dead son? Of course not, instead he ops for personal attack #3, the most appalling and evil one of them all, he brings up the living son, Hunter Biden’s drug addiction. Biden admitted his son had problems but beat them, and you could see he was not expecting Trump to stoop so low and talk about his family in such a horrible way. Between this and refusing to condemn a white supremacist group, Trump had made me absolutely sick to my stomach. The rest of the debate was policies on climate change, some points that stuck out there was Trump’s plan to manage the forests and build more trees and Biden’s plan which would get us to net zero carbon production by 2035; also the ever popular election integrity topic, where Trump invited his supporters to go watch over the polls to make sure it’s fair (I predict it’ll end up with people bringing guns into polling center) and we learned he found military ballots with his name on them in the trash and rivers. Biden said he’d accept whatever outcome and would be a president for both sides. What I took from this debate was that Trump doesn’t have any real plans, but always has something to say about Biden’s; I just hope we can mute someone’s mics next time to avoid all that mess. Sorry this is so long but there was just so much happening all at once.

P.S. Hello to the German students, I wish I were there right now.

Leyden
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 10

Biden's Police Reform

Originally posted by mcsd153 on September 30, 2020 20:23

If I’m being honest, I don't think I have ever watched a presidential debate in full before. However, I know that this was not how one was supposed to go. This debate was chaotic, messy, and full of personal attacks. It really saddens me that voters watching who were undecided still have nothing to base their decision off of, since half of the debate was practically inaudible. What stood out to me were Trump’s personal attacks on vice president Biden. Trying to “expose” Biden for having a child who dealt with drug addiction was extremely low, and disgusting. I think how Biden handled that moment was amazing, reminding everyone at home that drug addiction is not something to be ashamed of, it's okay to get help, and he is proud of his son no matter what. What also stood out to me was when Trump refused to condemn white supremacists, and told the Proud Boys to “stand down and stand by”. What does this even mean? Also, I did not learn much at all from Trump about his plans, as he spent most of the debate making circular points, and arguing. However, I learned that he “saved football”, and does not have plans to deal with corona virus, issues of racism, and healthcare. From Joe Biden, I learned that he does not support the Green New Deal, but rather his own “Biden Plan” (not sure of the name?), in which he has clear steps to address climate change and environmental sustainability. Although it was hard to parse out what he was saying since there was so much talking over one another, I heard that Biden does not support defunding the police, but does support police reform, and is in favor of protecting women's rights, and accessible healthcare. What I saw from Trump last night I was not surprised by, and honestly didn't expect anything more from him *I don't think I’ve ever heard him answer a question straightforwardly). From Biden, I learned that he is able to keep focused, set an example, and be the adult in the room. I think how Biden kept addressing America and the people at home directly shows that he was keeping a level head and using the debate to get more votes, which probably worked. Overall, I think this debate was a bust, but what was obvious from it was that Trump is immature, and has no real plans for this country, which I think will definitely affect the election.

I liked that Biden at least had plans to have a psychologist accompany officers to every 911 call and building bonds between the officers and the community, it's not perfect by far, but it's a step in the right direction. On the other hand we have Mr. Law and Order claiming that if Biden even says the words law enforcement, he's gonna lose the support of the far-left. He seems to be a tad confused if he thinks they'd vote for him over Biden for any reason.

Leyden
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 10

Originally posted by softballgirl18 on September 30, 2020 20:33

I'm not usually super into politics, but like many others, I really only tuned in to see how much of a mess it would be and I was not disappointed. I felt like I was watching an episode of "Dance Moms" watching grown men interrupting each other back and forth for an hour. They both were acting like children and Im embarrassed for our country.

The fights in Dance Moms seemed more organized and reasonable than the debate honestly. Also I'd like to see Abby Lee Miller moderate the next debate, because she would've lost it at them last night.

plaidplatypus
Boston, Ma, US
Posts: 18

What Country Should I Move To?

Last night's debate just further shows how awful America has become. As I sat down to write this, I had no idea what to start writing. Trump’s performance showed how he should never have been elected president, and it made me even more scared for the future. Last night Trump laid down yet another layer of rhetoric, and the thing I’ve found most alarming was him already laying out how the election is “unfair” if he doesn’t win, to contest it. The debate just further cemented how Trump doesn’t play by the rules, and he didn’t last election so why would he now? I honestly don’t believe that Trump will willingly give up power if he loses the election, and at this point it feels like a toss up on who gets the military backing. It seems like we are coming to the end of America’s reign as global superpower, and I think that whatever happens, we won’t be in the same position next year. Do I just think the worst because I just watched Handmaid’s Tale and now think we’re doomed, maybe. Do I have a plan to escape to Canada, most definitely.

slothman
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Posts: 19

how has it come to this

The first debate was by far the most unprecidented, unorganized, and least productive debate I've ever heard. No one man made a serious point, it just ended up being who could critizice the other more. Like I understand they're not friends or anything, but would you stop piping in on the other person and listen? Or maybe instead of saying how the opponent is bad or wrong, how bout say how you are right and how you should be elected or re-elected. Comments regarding smarts, Biden's son, and "sarcasm" are just not necessary.

I don't think I learned anything from the debate, only that our country is in serious trouble. They are polar opposite people when it comes to a lot of notions, such as taxes, climate change, and even covid. Trump I think took the aggresive role in this debate, constantly going at Biden and interupting him and the moderator. Biden wanted to seem calm and collected but started to lose it by the end. The moderator also had a very tough time keeping control of the situation, and although it's not very difficult to keep a conversation on track, the moderator seemed to lose it. I think this debate will only make people double back on their previous decisions involving which side they are on by the sure irresponsibility that was shown.

berry
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 19

Chaotic and Unpresidential

This was the first presidential debate that I’ve ever watched fully. I went into it thinking it would be similar to the 2016 debate, but it was worse. I am disgusted by the behavior of the president of our country. Although eventually I was getting annoyed with both Biden and Trump constantly arguing. I was impressed that despite the constant interruptions, Biden got a lot of his points across unlike Trump. Biden spoke about his plans for addressing climate change, the pandemic, law enforcement, healthcare, and the economy. I learned almost nothing about Trump’s plans for a second term. He spent so much time trying to make Biden snap, which he did successfully a few times. I think “Will you shut up, man” sums up most of the debate if not the whole thing. I think Trump’s attempts to bully Biden and speaking over the moderator was incredibly rude. Trump even started attacking Biden’s son who overcame an addiction. What does his son’s past addiction have to do with the debate? Biden could have attacked Trump’s family and their past, but he didn’t. Biden remained more presidential than the actual president, which isn’t hard at this point. I see a lot of people saying no one won the debate, but I personally think Biden won. Trump did so poorly this debate and raised so many red flags, but of course his supporters will still vote for him. I think Biden won a few more independent/undecided voters with the points that he made. During the hour and thirty minute long debate, some takeaways I got from Trump was failing to condemn white supremacists telling them to stand by, and he brought back football. Also, he made fun of Biden for wearing a mask and practicing social distancing during a pandemic. Literally what?? I know both of these men have done terrible things and are nowhere near perfect, but for the sake of the country people need to settle for Biden. Joe Biden was right when he said, “This is a president who has used everything as a dog whistle to try to generate racist hatred, racist division”. Trump has divided up our country too much and for too long, and he has shown he is incapable to run this country.


Also, hello to all the students from Germany, I’m excited to see your perspective on the debate!

Chameleon23
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Posts: 16

The Presidential Debate

One of the moments that stood out the most to me was when Trump would not clearly state that he condemns white supremacists. When asked the question by the moderator, he tried to avoid answering it, and when he was pushed into a position where he had to answer the question, he said that white supremacists should stand down and stand by. What makes this response concerning is that he said that the white supremacists should “stand by,” implying that he does not fully condemn them. Another moment that stood out to me was the personal attack that Trump made against Biden about his family. Attacks such as this on Biden’s personal life were entirely uncalled for, and did not have a place under the setting of a presidential debate. These debates are meant to be an opportunity for the candidates to strengthen their campaign by explaining their plans, but both Trump and Biden took it as an opportunity to make rude comments about the other person. Overall, I would say that Biden did a better job at explaining his plans, but due to the sheer number of interruptions from the opposing side, he could barely get through his statements. I would say that this debate showed an important side of the characters of the presidential candidates. Both of them were childish in their insults and interruptions, which is not an aid to either side of the debate. I find it concerning that they could behave in such a way, especially considering the importance of this election for the future of the country. This debate does not look good for either side of the competition, and does not bode well for the future of the election. All we can hope is that they are able to compose themselves before the next debate, so that it can be more productive and informative for the people watching it.
yeahhokay
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 16

Embarrassing

The presidential debate was really one to remember. It was like watching two little children fight. I really can’t get over that out of everyone in this country these are the two candidates we have to pick from.

Moments that really stood out to me was when Trump just refused to condemn white supremacy or made fun of Biden wearing a mask during a global pandemic. Or when he made fun of Biden’s dead son and son who was a drug addicted as if that had to do with any of the campaign. Or definitely when Biden called Trump a clown and a racist, and the “worst president the country has even seen.” As well as the constant interruptions the entire time while one another was trying to get a word out. As well as Trump paying 750 dollars in tax one year.

Honestly we really didn’t get a good idea for plans for the future as it was just constant talking over each other anymore. However, I personally believe that Biden has better plans for the future as Trump has seen nothing wrong with what he’s done in the country so far. It is embarrassing that he served even four years, we really can’t have him serve another term. At least Biden has a plan for climate change and a better way to approach to Covid as America has handled it so terribly. Just as DrewDropBalls mentions Trump has no idea how to deal with the problems going on in the country right now.

I feel like the debate definitely was more in the favor of Joe Biden. I feel like more voters will lean towards him. As he went into this knowing Trump was going to attack him for everything and I think Biden handled himself pretty well as he wasn’t even able to get a word out. I also feel like with a new generation of voters, that are young Biden’s promises more for our future.

Overall, this debate showed how much Trump continues to abuse his power and is a white supremist. That he is openly racist, and anyone who supports him is a racist, as that's not a defining factor in who is your president. That he only really cares about himself and not whats truly best for America. For Biden I grew a little more respect but didn’t show me much other then he’s a better fit then Trump would be.

gibby
Posts: 21

Donald Trump is a white supremacist

Although the last presidential debate was hectic and wild, I cannot say that I didn’t expect it. At this point in time, and the status of our country, the supporters of Donald Trump are the supporters who will support him no matter what he does. So Trump’s strategy evolved into lying, interrupting and denying everything brought against him. He simply did not let Joe Biden get a word in, and was rude to both Biden and the moderator, Chris Wallace, who essentially was a glorified babysitter for the evening. While Joe Biden must remain somewhat centrist and direct his speeches towards moderate Republicans and independents, Donald Trump's points are simply directed to his crazy, right wing supporters. His supporter’s ignorance to his many acts of racism, sexism, anti-semitism, or any of the sort, lead to such instances as the one we saw towards the end of the debate, where Trump, when asked about the white supremacist neo-fascist group called the Proud Boys, told them to “Stand back and stand by”. These types of comments from Donald Trump have been present, if not common, during the past four years and before.

Despite the chaos that ensued during this debate, I actually think it was quite important. I have heard many people say, especially after the debate, that the debate didn’t matter and that most if not all voters are already decided between Biden and Trump. However, these debates are still vital to ensure that we do not have four more years of Donald Trump. In reality, there are a large number of potential voters who are undecided. While this may be hard to believe, it will have a large impact on Election Day. The essential part of this election will not be to turn Trump voters into Biden voters, but rather give the people who weren’t planning on voting or were planning on voting independent no choice but to vote for Joe Biden. If we can’t make clear to the voters of America how crucial it is to vote in the upcoming election, we will have a repeat of 2016.

The last part of this debate that truly shocked me to my core also came towards the end of the debate. When asked if Donald Trump would make a commitment to a peaceful transition of power, and not declare victory until all the votes are counted, he refused. After the racism and all the offensive things that Trump said over the course of the debate, this was the next most concerning thing. By saying this, and not committing to a “peaceful transition of power”, Trump has given his supporters a false notion that they deserve this election, no matter the result. This is one of the most dangerous things that Trump could say. To make things worse, he also said that he encouraged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch carefully” to ensure there was no voter fraud. This was also a truly dangerous statement, because it was essentially a call to action for his supporters to go to polling places and harass voters. Within the next few days, I believe there will be a news story about some lunatic who went to a polling place and harassed voters, likely armed. I truly believe that the only way that there won’t be some kind of resistance to a Biden victory is if he wins by a landslide. Trump has officially cleared the way for his supporters to not accept the results of the election. To prove my point, the leader of the Proud Boys, the white supremacist group, treated Trump’s comment towards them as a victory. After the debate, there were countless tweets from the group describing how Trump endorsed their violence and racism. The bar is so low that I actually have to make this statement: the President of the United States should not be endorsed by a white supremacist organization. This debate, while hectic and chaotic, showed (hopefully) America’s voters that we cannot afford to reelect Donald Trump. The fact that Trump is even in contention after this debate genuinely scares me.
blueslothbear
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Posts: 18

An Upsetting Show of Volume

That debate wasn't a debate at all. It was a glorified shouting match between two men (and a moderator). Watching it was very upsetting, for both me and my parents. We are all ideological democrats, so watching Trump shout over Biden for the majority of the performance was highly upsetting, eventually resulting in all three of us shouting for them to "turn off his fucking mic" at different intervals. I feel like I am just now, two full days later able to look at and understand the events of the debate. Now to walk through my reactions to whatever happened on Tuesday: At first I was saddened, when I thought at how ineffective a lot of that "debate" felt. My next reaction was upset-ness, at how unfair it all felt sometimes, where Trump can just shout louder than the opposition and idiots will come flocking to defend his every word. The next morning, as I was eating breakfast and scrolling through reddit, all I saw was articles about the debate, and that line that will forever amuse me, "Will you shut up, man?" For the rest of that Wednesday, my only thought of it was in class, about how to prevent that from ever happening again. And now as I reflect on it, I realize that it was only ever another way for Trump to boost his ego through publicity. Biden, I feel, went in to it to try and convince people on policy, while Trump went in only to win through personality. And what is better than not only preventing your opponent from winning by showing their policy than shouting about your policy, stealing their precious time and gaining extra for you? I remember a quote from Bob Woodward's book, in which Kushner says that people would rather Trump be wrong than they be right, so they'll make crazy stances just to oppose him. I feel like Trump was trying to use that strategy again in the debate, but Biden just wasn't willing to jump, which I am very happy about.
Heyo8
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 18

It's gotten out of hand.

I’m disappointed in the choices we have to choose from. This country shouldn't have to be forced to a president because there's no other choice. It shouldn’t be the “less of the two evils” and it sucks that it really does have to be this way. The “lesser of the two evils” you might ask, as illustrated by yesterday’s debate, is Biden. How can anyone follow a leader who won’t show respect to others, won’t listen to himself, or anyone for that matter. Trump clearly showed that he is a loose cannon.

There are two parts that hit close to home and that I remember the most out of that mess was Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy and his insensitive attacks on Biden’s sons. One of the biggest, if not biggest, headlines of 2020 was the Black Live Matter Movement. Did he not get briefed? Does the White House not have a TV? Come on, this is crazy. He deflected and blamed ANTIFA and the left. Insane that he’s still in office. How can people vote for someone who still supports white supremacy? Racism may have built this country but it no longer has space here. As a person of color, I see him sitting in that office as a disgrace.

Something that hurt even more were his comments towards Biden’s sons. One of the most disrespectful things I’ve ever witnessed. He looked Biden in the eye and came after Beau Biden, Biden’s son. His deceased son. I couldn’t believe my ears. Then when he realizes he dug the wrong hole, he digs even deeper. I quote this from a post I saw on instagram as I wrote this, “How can we possibly eliminate mental health stigma when we have a leader who uses someone’s child’s addiction and mental health history as a means to discredit them during an argument?”- Whitney Goodman(@sitwithwhit). I believe her tweet encompasses it perfectly. As someone who has close friends struggling with drugs and a autistic cousin, mental health and addiction is very close to my heart. Sad to say it, but if Trump wins, I will be embarrassed to be an American.

Still, after even just this, Trump will have a large loyal following that will come out and support him. I agree with @pineapplehater03 when they said, “I think this first debate won't really affect the election. I think each side's supporters have already chosen who they're voting for and if that decision has not budged prior to the debate, I don't think it will now.” Trump may have lost some followers but he will still make a great run for reelection.

Heyo8
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 18

Originally posted by mcsd153 on September 30, 2020 20:23

If I’m being honest, I don't think I have ever watched a presidential debate in full before. However, I know that this was not how one was supposed to go. This debate was chaotic, messy, and full of personal attacks. It really saddens me that voters watching who were undecided still have nothing to base their decision off of, since half of the debate was practically inaudible. What stood out to me were Trump’s personal attacks on vice president Biden. Trying to “expose” Biden for having a child who dealt with drug addiction was extremely low, and disgusting. I think how Biden handled that moment was amazing, reminding everyone at home that drug addiction is not something to be ashamed of, it's okay to get help, and he is proud of his son no matter what. What also stood out to me was when Trump refused to condemn white supremacists, and told the Proud Boys to “stand down and stand by”. What does this even mean? Also, I did not learn much at all from Trump about his plans, as he spent most of the debate making circular points, and arguing. However, I learned that he “saved football”, and does not have plans to deal with corona virus, issues of racism, and healthcare. From Joe Biden, I learned that he does not support the Green New Deal, but rather his own “Biden Plan” (not sure of the name?), in which he has clear steps to address climate change and environmental sustainability. Although it was hard to parse out what he was saying since there was so much talking over one another, I heard that Biden does not support defunding the police, but does support police reform, and is in favor of protecting women's rights, and accessible healthcare. What I saw from Trump last night I was not surprised by, and honestly didn't expect anything more from him *I don't think I’ve ever heard him answer a question straightforwardly). From Biden, I learned that he is able to keep focused, set an example, and be the adult in the room. I think how Biden kept addressing America and the people at home directly shows that he was keeping a level head and using the debate to get more votes, which probably worked. Overall, I think this debate was a bust, but what was obvious from it was that Trump is immature, and has no real plans for this country, which I think will definitely affect the election.

I completely agree with your point that Biden kept a level head. There's been many rumors and doubts about his ability to handle himself but I think he pulled away with the best results here by staying calm. This may have been a mess, but he won support by being the least messy. I applaud his composure after those attacks, I doubt i would've stayed calm myself if someone said those things to me.

Fireheart
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 11

Inshallah

Last night was the first night that I ever watched any kind of political debate, nevermind a Presidential debate, and to be honest, I’m not all that impressed. There was a lot of name-calling on both sides and a lot of interruptions. It reminded me of a middle school fight, really. There were times when I just wanted to turn the TV off, it was that embarrassing.

It was really frustrating for me, as an American citizen and soon-to-be voter. I feel like I didn’t learn much from that debate and I’ve already made the decision to vote for Biden so I imagine it must have been even less helpful to those who are still undecided. I also don’t think that it will have much of an effect on the election because, as I said before, it was more about lobbying insults rather than presenting well-planned proposals and policies. I mean, “the best Presidential Debate in history”? I think that’s going a little too far. I may not have a lot of experience watching political debates, but even I know that that was far from “best” and much closer to “embarassing”.

For me, this debate really solidified my view on the character of the two candidates. I’ve always seen Joe as a people person and a person for the people. He really showed that last night when he repeatedly looked at the camera and addressed the American people. That made me feel seen and like I was important amidst all the bickering and bullying that persisted. He was very clear on where he stood on most things. He also answered most questions directly, except, if I remember correctly, the one about filling the Supreme Court with Democrats. He was clear that he doesn’t support the Green New Deal and that he has his own plan in place. I feel like Biden should have addressed it because even though it’s going to raise some issues from both sides, voters deserve to know where he stands. I also think that the topics of the Coronavirus and climate change should have been really easy for him. There were times that he could’ve pushed his arguments further but I think that it all got lost in the ad hominems.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, acted just as I knew he would. He was a bully, interrupting Boden on numerous occasions, and even clashing with Chris Wallace, the moderator. What really stood out to me, and what I think should have been concerning to all Americans, was his inability to condemn white supremacists. Even when he was first asked the question, he avoided really answering. When Biden and Wallace pushed him to take a more assertive stance, he said, almost off-handedly and carelessly, “Proud boys: stand back and stand by.” And then he told his supporters to be ready to watch the polls very carefully. He also couldn’t definitively outline his healthcare plan, even though he’s been trying to get rid of Obamacare for the last three years. How can you get rid of something so important to tens of millions of people and not have a replacement plan in place? I think Donald Trump is a lot of talk and no action with some things. In others, his actions say a lot about the kind of person he is. I really have trouble understanding why people support this man. He is so obviously blatant and obvious about his racism, hatred, and virtual indifference towards injustice. Anyone with common sense who took the time to do some research could see it.

Character is very important to me. I don’t want to vote for someone who doesn’t see me and the injustices that people like me face. I don’t want someone who lies to the point of losing my trust. I mean, respect and integrity are still things right? Because the way things are going you’d think that we’ve lost all sense of morality and human decency (and by we I mean a select few). It’s really saddening to see the direction that America has taken these last few years, and more so these last few months. This election is critical this year and I think it’s going to be very close.

On another note, I found it absolutely hilarious when, asked about his tax returns, Trump said that he’d eventually share them with the American people, to which Biden replied, “When? Inshallah?” Inshallah is a very common phrase in Arabic used by Muslims. It’s literal meaning is “God willing”, but every child knows that when they ask their parents for something and they say “inshallah”, they really mean no. So kudos to Biden for that barb. It probably passed over Trump’s head, but all of my siblings were dying laughing.

UnrecognizableUsername
Boston, MA, US
Posts: 16

"Shut up clown"

At the time I’m reading this, an article has come out stating that “Trump and first lady take coronavirus tests after top aide Hope Hicks tests positive for Covid-19”. Hope Hicks did travel with Trump to the debate, and if Trump did catch the virus we possibly won’t see the October 15th debate, and that’s unfortunate because the first debate was an embarrassment argument between three toddlers. Moments that stood out to me was the incapability to actually enforce the time limit from the moderator, Trump’s incapability to wait for his turn, and Biden for not fighting Trump on stage for calling his son a loser and a drug addict. I wasn’t even surprised when the moderator asked Trump to denounce white supremacy and he dodged the question and blamed it on the left. It was mind boggling that the person running the country acts like an actual child. Despite this I question if his accusation of mail in ballots voting Trump are actually being thrown away. At the end of the day the debate was more a source of entertainment than a political debate. If future debates are like this, I don’t see the point, and it’s about who can make themselves look more foolish. Like a man once said, “Shut up clown”.
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