Donald Trump and Joe Biden did not hold back during Tuesday’s presidential debate. The debate took place just 35 days before the tensest US election in recent history. Trump and Biden did not even shake hands as they took to the stage, symbolising the bitterness currently engulfing the country. It took only minutes for the two candidates two turn the debate into an all-out personal brawl. “Everything he’s saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar,” said Biden, form Vice President. Trump taunted Biden saying that he had low energy. He said that Biden needed performance enhancing drugs , and would possibly use an earpiece to get answers during the debate. Biden aggressively responded: “Will you shut up, man?”, and “It’s hard to get a word in with this clown.”
Biden is currently leading in polls and used the debate platform to attack Trump on the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the loss of 200,000 lives. “Maybe you could inject bleach in your arm and that would take care of it,” said Biden. Trump questioned Bien’s educational record and his performance as Obama’s vice president. “Don’t ever use the word smart with me. Don’t ever use that word with me. There’s nothing smart about you, Joe,” Trump hit back. Trump also claimed that the “radical left” has Biden “wrapped around their finger.” Trump then attacked Biden’s insistence on wearing a mask. “You have to understand, I have a mask right here. I put a mask on when I think I need it,” he said, “I don’t wear a mask like him, every time you see him, he’s got a mask.”
Trump’s alleged tax evasion was one of the main points that Biden made in an effort to gain the support of the blue-collar voters. Trump has broken long standing presidential transparency by refusing to publish his tax returns. Trump has high hopes that his nomination of conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a replacement for the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will tilt the highest US court firmly to the right for years to come.