Donald Trump may have spewed his bile all over the presidential debate Tuesday, but his opponent fared very well. Joe Biden’s campaign broke fundraising records as POTUS droned on and on and on in his bombastic rant. It was so bad that Trump’s abusive behavior triggered a flight response in any TV or computer viewer who has ever been in an abusive relationship. Fortunately, Biden held fast to his presidential dignity with only the occasional “Shut up.”
The Biden camp raised a record-shattering $3.8 million in just one hour. This in spite of the firebombs Trump dumped all over what could hardly be called a political “debate.” This was more like an exhausting political firefight.
The Biden campaign described Trump as “tired and angry” while Biden appeared “confidently smiling” during the spectacle. His Deputy Campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said after the debate spoke in a post-debate phone call with political reporters, that there was just “one leader on stage,” Fox News reported:
‘There was one leader on stage tonight and one liar. There was one president on the debate stage tonight and it was not the person who flew in on Air Force One. Joe Biden demonstrated the leadership and temperament that Americans around the country are looking for.’
Donald Trump reacted with one of his small repertoire of emotions, supercharged rage. The Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic sponsored the event.
Bedingfield claimed that Trump was “desperate and weak and angry:”
‘President Trump was desperate and weak and angry. He’s losing the race and tonight he lost his temper. At one point even (debate moderator) Chris Wallace conceded that you could not follow Trump’s non-sensical ranting.’
A Senior Campaign Adviser Symone Sanders also responded:
‘Donald Trump tonight was angry, he was weak, he was erratic. It was chaos.He didn’t speak to Chris Wallace. He didn’t speak to President Trump. He spoke to the American people at home.’
The advisor noted that some of Biden’s best moments were when he spoke directly to the American people, the “tens of millions of viewers.”
The Biden camp relayed how the former vice-president turning to speak directly to the people worked to his advantage:
‘Joe Biden spoke directly to the American people tonight and they are responding. Tonight we broke the single hour record for a campaign on Act Blue (the pro-Democratic online fundraising site) and we broke our own hour record and raised $3.8 million between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.’
They noted that Biden had “an incredibly critical moment in this debate:”
‘Once again Trump had multiple chances to say he disowned white supremacy. He was asked explicitly to do so and once again he openly refused.’
Bedingfield added that Biden was up for the next two debates with the president. Some had urged him to walk away.
The Biden campaign’s Digital Director Rob Flaherty tweeted:
‘Between 10-11 PM tonight, Biden for President had its best online fundraising hour of all time.’
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