There were plenty of fireworks between President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the first of their three debates on Tuesday night, Sept. 29.
Both the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign claimed a victory for the president, declaring the president as a “strong president on top of his game,” and conversely slammed Biden as “too weak.”
During the debate, POTUS repeatedly interrupted Biden, with Biden twice calling him “a clown,” and telling him to “shut up man.” The men continued to spar, then Biden cut the president off again, saying: “Will he just shush for a minute?”
Meanwhile, the president slammed Biden, saying the former vice president is not “smart.”
“You graduated the lowest in your class,” President Trump said to Biden after he said the president should become “smart” with the CCP Virus pandemic.
“Don’t ever use the word smart with me,” the president said. “Nothing smart about you Joe.”
Biden went on to slam the president as “the worst president America has ever had.”
Moderator of the debate Chris Wallace for the most part, wasn’t in control, even at one point raising his hands, saying, “Gentleman! Gentleman! Stop!”
The Trump campaign praised the president’s performance in a positive light and called it a “resounding victory over Joe Biden.”
“President Trump just turned in the greatest debate performance in presidential history, displaying a command of the facts and control of the conversation,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement Tuesday night, reports Fox News.
The 90-minute debate “revealed” Biden as “too weak to be president and spent most of the evening on his heels, unable to explain his 47 years of failure as a Washington politician,” said Stepien.
He added that Biden’s “friends in the liberal media will be unable to spin this as anything other than a miserable failure.”
He continued, “Biden is too weak to stand up to the radical left, too weak to stand up to China, too weak to stand up to anti-police leftists, too weak to lead on the economy, and too weak to defeat COVID (CCP Virus).”
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also praised President Trump’s performance.
She said he made a “confident, commanding and compelling case for his re-election while taking Joe Biden to task for supporting radical policies that would raise taxes, destroy jobs and make our communities less safe.”
McDaniel also commented, “After tonight’s debate, the choice between President Trump’s 47 months of delivering real results versus Joe Biden’s 47 years as a failed, career politician has never been clearer.”
McDaniel said, “In 35 days the American people are going to re-elect President Trump to a second-term along with Republicans up and down the ballot.”