By New York Post. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, spent more than an hour during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, brawling over how best to manage the deadly coronavirus crisis, taxes, climate change, and a host of other domestic policy issues. . .
“Both landed some shots. Both interrupted too much and acted like children,” said Matt Mackowiak, a longtime Republican strategist, podcast host and chairman of the local Republican Party in Austin, Texas.
Another election night analyst for The Post, Liz Benjamin, is no stranger to rough-and-tumble politics. But this veteran of Albany — who covered it as a reporter, columnist and as the former longtime anchor of Capital Tonight before becoming a communications consultant — called it a “wash.” . . .
But longtime Staten Island Republican political strategist Leticia Remauro gave Trump a slight edge.
“Trump by a hair. He was forceful and solidified his base but loses points for interrupting,” wrote Remauro, a regular on New York 1’s ‘Inside City Hall’ who ran public relations for the Battery Park City Authority in the aftermath of the Sept. 11th terror attacks. (Read more from “Who Won the First Presidential Debate? Experts Grade Trump-Biden Mess” HERE)
Joe Biden Denies Antifa Organizations Exist
By Townhall. Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden denied the existence of organized Antifa groups during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace had asked President Trump if he was willing “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities, as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland?”
“Sure, I’m willing to do that. I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing, not from the right-wing,” Trump replied, telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
“But I tell you what, somebody has got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem, this is a left-wing problem,” Trump added.
“Antifa is an idea, not an organization, that’s what his FBI director said,” Biden replied. (Read more from “Joe Biden Denies Antifa Organizations Exist” HERE)