President Trump incessantly interrupted and insulted his opponent Joe Biden and both men repeatedly talked over each other, in a debate severely lacking in civility even by today’s standards.
The candidates spent the first half hour tangling over the coronavirus pandemic, the Obamacare challenge before the Supreme Court, differences over expanding health insurance and abortion rights . But much of the debate couldn’t be heard clearly and the candidates jumped quickly between topics to lob accusations and even insults at each other.
Here are seven takeaways from the debate.
Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask and limiting campaign crowd sizes.
The coronavirus pandemic – and Trump’s response to it – got plenty of air time during the debate’s first half. Biden came prepared with a list of the president’s repeated blunders: his confusing and inaccurate claims about how the virus behaves, his delays on acting on the pandemic last