Editorial: Tuesday’s debate was disgraceful nonsense

Staff Editorial

The first presidential debate for the 2020 election was held Tuesday night as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage.

The debate quickly devolved into madness, and we at The Daily Eastern News had three main takeaways from the ridiculous spectacle that it became.

Firstly, it is evident that Trump cannot be trusted to participate in a debate without continuously interrupting his opponent and bulldozing the moderator frequently.

Biden and moderator Chris Wallace were at times seemingly unable to get a word in as Trump rambled.

Secondly, since Trump and Biden kept speaking when they were not supposed to, the microphones should be cut during the next debate for whichever candidate is not supposed to be speaking.

It was difficult to hear when the candidates spoke about policies and other things with the interruptions, and apparently the only way to stop that is to cut the microphones.

Lastly, it seemed that Biden held up rather well under pressure from Trump, although he did lose his temper at some points.

It will be interesting to see how he handles interruptions from Trump in future debates and if he will verbally spar with Trump or be more reticent.