The first presidential debate cemented the fact that President Trump is losing to Joe Biden, suggests Richard Wolffe of The Guardian. Heckling and lying, Trump turned the debate into a shouting match, reminding all Americans how unpresidential he really is. Trump needed this debate to turn around his dwindling poll numbers, but rather than have a meaningful discussion, he wasted everyone's time with his belligerence. His poor reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic was one topic that stood out, but rather than meaningfully address it, he sought to distract. This first debate left Biden on top, with a clearer path to the White House.
President Trump came out on top against Joe Biden in the first presidential debate, holds Robert Stacy McCain of The American Spectator. He looked confident while Biden looked overwhelmed. When Biden sought to get him to condemn his supporters, he stood strong with them. He also achieved a big strategic goal, to get Biden to disavow calls to defund the police, single-payer healthcare and the Green New Deal. Trump repeatedly baited him into uncomfortable arguments, such as one about Hunter Biden. All in all, Democrats were likely demoralized watching Biden struggle so clearly in this debate.