In what was tagged the most consequential debate of Donald Trump’s presidency, the very first debate between the two presidential candidates in the 2020 United States election, turned out more chaotic than anticipated.
From clear disrespect for debate rules to attacks on the family of former Vice President, President Trump simply gave away an opportunity to focus on his achievements and strength, especially with the economy and immigration, which endeared him with many Americans over the past three and half years. He repeatedly interrupted both his opponent and debate moderator, digressing from issues, in a strategy aimed at overtalking and suppressing whatever points Joe Biden may have to make. It was indeed a strategy that rather than help, may have hurt his campaign.
On his part, former Vice President Biden performed much better than every expectation. He displayed a more mature posture and seem to have handled well, the attacks from Trump. It could be said that the constant interruption from Trump provided an opportunity for him to show the level of maturity required of a Commander in Chief.
Furthermore, for failing to denounce white supremacy and commit to encouraging his supporters to be calm and peaceful after elections, until the final results were announced, President Trump left many Americans, especially the undecided voters in doubt as to his commitment to a united America.
Moderator Chris Wallace, the ace Fox News veteran Broadcaster obviously had a bad night, as he battled calling to order, the President, who at some point accused him of being his opponent in the debate.
In summary, there may not have been a clear winner of the debate, because it was actually a night of chaos on stage at the first 2020 United States Presidential debate. It is very likely however, that Americans will be focusing on how both candidates carried themselves on stage.