Debacle. Disaster. Embarrassing. Painful. Chaotic. Nasty. Train wreck. Disrespectful. Shit show. Abnormal. Sad. Torturous. How else can I describe last night’s “debate” between incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden?
Coming out in what became a sustained fury, Donald Trump simply would not stop talking — interrupting, badgering, heckling, taunting, and sniping at both debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. Trump spent almost the entire debate lying about both his and Biden’s positions and then wrapped it up by refusing to condemn white supremacists and by attacking Biden’s family. He called Biden an idiot, smeared his family, and concocted wild conspiracy theories about everything from the Obama administration to the upcoming election.
At one point early on in the debate, after continuous interruptions by Trump, an exasperated Biden said, “Will you shut up, man.” Biden later called Trump a clown and implored him to stop yapping.
There are supposed to be two more presidential debates between now and Election Day. But I think it’s time to deliver a eulogy to dignity and decency in the form of a presidential debate process that belies what America is supposed is supposed to be about. I would recommend that Biden sit out the two remaining debates and let Trump continue to demonstrate just how unfit he is to be President.
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (sustain), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fury), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (eulogy), and Your Daily Word Prompt (belie)