President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sparred during the first presidential debate Tuesday – and the men did not mince words while facing off on several issues. Neither the president or former vice president were afraid to make personal jabs or call each other names as moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News dolled out questions on coronavirus, the economy and racial issues.
“Will you shut up, man?”
Biden became exasperated with Mr. Trump’s interrupting several times – and actually asked the president: “Will you shut up, man?” The comment came after Biden tried to answer a question about the Supreme Court and Mr. Trump talked over him.
Wallace also had to ask Mr. Trump to stop interrupting. “Mr. President, I am a moderator of this debate and I would like you to let me ask my question and then you can answer,” Wallace said.
A few minutes later, when Mr. Trump was again interrupting Biden as he tried to answer a question about health care, Wallace asked: “Mr. President, can you let him finish, sir?
“He doesn’t know how to do that. You would be surprised,” Biden quipped before answering Wallace’s question.
When both men began to interrupt each other, Wallace jumped in to say: “Gentlemen, I hate to raise my voice, but why shouldn’t I be different than the two of you?” He also told Mr. Trump: “Frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting”
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During Wallace’s questioning about health care, which the nominees continuously interrupted, Biden explained that he wanted to add a public option to expand the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Trump accused Biden of capitulating to Senator Bernie Sanders and the far left of the Democratic Party.
“The fact of the matter is, I beat Bernie Sanders,” Biden