On the plus side, there are no more presidential or vice-presidential debates. Let’s celebrate that! Because last night was Donald Trump going down in a “blaze of glory,” if “glory” means “lies, white supremacy, more lies, and abject stupidity.” Where to even start? I’ll start with Joe Biden, actually! If this was any kind of normal election, I would suggest to him that sarcasm isn’t really playing that well and instead of deadpanning his sarcastic answers, he should just answer the dang question with no malarkey. But since this is 2020, his sarcasm was truly the least of anyone’s worries. Granted, I only watched 30 minutes (my ballot has already been cast, so I didn’t even have to watch that much), but Trump was lying and acting absolutely unhinged from the jump. Truly! I’m including the first few minutes of the debate, which started out with Trump just deadass lying.
Here’s a clip about election interference, etc.
I don’t know how many of these videos you want me to post. At this point, posting videos of Trump feels like I’m actively spreading dangerous misinformation. Here is the part where Biden sarcastically refers to Trump as “Abraham Lincoln” and… Trump didn’t understand the sarcasm. This is also the clip where Biden refers to the racist hate group “Proud Boys” as “Poor Boys.”
Biden sarcastically refers to Trump as “Abraham Lincoln,” and Trump gets confused by it pic.twitter.com/Ogdt1QXf3g
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020
There was also this huge part in the coronavirus section of the debate where Trump kept insisting that New York is “dying” and it’s a “ghost town” and that Democratic leadership has destroyed a once great city. Um… New Yorkers literally just started wearing masks everywhere and businesses began reopening because they got their numbers under control.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2020
We literally have the stupidest leader of all of the developed nations.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 23, 2020
From a lying perspective, Trump is even worse tonight than in the first debate.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 23, 2020
— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) October 23, 2020
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