Politics: Trump or Biden?


The first presidential debate aired on September 29, 2020 with two very considerable candidates, Trump and Biden.  The presidential debate took place in order to allow both candidates to make an impression on those who live in America, allowing them to explain their political opinion regarding the future of the country, and the impact their presidency can have on everyone, including the United States.  Both candidates provided many points for the future of America and for the people, also including their own opinion on what should be done to keep America beautiful, and free.  However, those who watched the debate, and formulated opinions of it and the candidates, it is apparent that both presidential candidates were not acting in their best manner.  Both interrupted each other a lot, bickered, and avoided questions, and overall spat on each other’s opinions.  This presidential debate was not the best for both parties, creating a negative opinion and disappointment of it.

    Here are some of the key points and quotes made by both parties, including those of which gave a negative response from the viewer:

  • When speaking of Trump, Biden said, “Under this president we become weaker, sicker, poorer, more divided and more violent,” in order to show what he believes Trump does for America.
  • There was an issue with people’s ethnicities, and the way the law was enforced upon them, where it was stated there was a difference in law, enforcing institutionalized racism, Trump says, “You can’t even say the word law enforcement because if you say those words, you’re going to lose all your radical left supporters.”, saying it is a mistake to even mention law enforcement, as the left will hate those who say anything good about it.

  • Trump speaks of the impact COVID-19 has had on America and the economy, stating “the greatest economy in history, the lowest unemployment numbers. Everything was good.”
  • Biden speaks poorly about Trump, including Putin, saying, “He’s Putin’s puppet. He still refuses to even say anything to Putin about the bounty on the heads of American soldiers,” saying that Trump is essentially being controlled by Putin.
  • Biden says he will return America to the Paris agreement.
    • Biden called Trump “the worst president America has ever had,” for his response to the pandemic, as well as fueling  racial divisions, and protests against police brutality.
    • Trump belittles Biden by ridiculing him when he used the word “smart.”

    Though both men made many more points for the future of America, but also to insult and belittle one another’s reputation, it was apparent that both men were immature at the debate, showing little to no respect to one another through it all.  Moderator Chris Wallace struggled to keep both candidates on track, and tried to ask questions about the economy, Supreme Court, the coronavirus, and all the different improvements or gestures they are trying to make.  Wallace asked these questions in hopes of trying to bring back the debate to a level of presidential degree, only to have almost the entire debate become a word fight.


    Both candidates made many points regarding the future of America, the improvements they plan on making, and through the insults said, it is visible that it is up to those of America to choose who they want.  The two men will have mistakes in their presidency, and both will also fix many things of the country, hopefully to help the world itself, but for now, it is up to those who watched the debate to decide who they want to be America’s president.