U.S. Presidential Election TV Debate “It Was a Terrible Debate” U.S. Media Sep 30 19:32
U.S. President Trump and former Democratic Vice President Biden attended a television debate for the first time in a direct confrontation. We had a heated argument over the new coronavirus, but it was often interrupted by criticism and slander, and the American media reported that it was “the worst debate we’ve ever had.”
The first television debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election was held today in Midwestern Ohio, where the two sides had a more than 90-minute heated debate.
On the Corona Virus antivirus, which has become a major issue in the world, Mr. Biden said of President Trump, “He did nothing. “We don’t have a plan yet,” he said, criticizing the response as inadequate, while President Trump said, “It’s only a few weeks before the vaccine is available. If it were you, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.”
As for whether to accept the outcome of the presidential election, Mr. Biden said, “I will accept the result whether I win or lose,” but President Trump referred to the postal vote and said, “It’s a disaster. The result may not be known in months,” he said, suggesting the possibility of a court battle.
Discussions are often interrupted.
At the debate, President Trump repeatedly blocked Mr. Biden’s and the moderator’s remarks and unilaterally asserted his opinion, and there were occasions when the moderator stopped saying, “Let me ask you a question” or “Please follow the rules.”
Mr. Biden, on the other hand, often interrupted the debate because of accusations and slanders, such as describing President Trump as a “liar” or “worst president.”
As for the winner, some media outlets said in a poll shortly after that that there were many voters who rated Mr Biden, but ABC TV said it was “not a debate” or “the worst debate ever” before the victory or defeat, and FOX News also expressed that it was “a tiring relationship” and there was a negative assessment of the aspect of the debate.
With just over a month to go until the voting day, the two candidates are scheduled to face off in a debate on the 15th and 22nd of next month, but the focus will be on whether Mr. Biden, who leads the polls, will gain momentum or President Trump will roll back.
Professor Atsushi Watanabe of Keio University “Mr. Biden has the upper hand”
Professor Atsushi Watanabe of Keio University, who is familiar with social issues in the United States, looked back at the discussion and analyzed that Mr. Biden had the upper hand.
As for the reason, Professor Watanabe said, “If Mr. Biden were elected, he would be the oldest president ever, so his health was one of his points of interest, but I think he was able to dispel his anxiety at today’s debate. Even if President Trump was blocked from talking along the way, Mr. Biden responded well in general by laughing and fending back, and rebutting what was to be refuted. In addition, there was a part where I dared to call President Trump this person and this man on the way and put out a counter-punch, and I was able to dispel the image of a weak Biden and a sleepy Joe.”
On the other hand, regarding President Trump, he said, “I felt like I couldn’t afford to interrupt the story or launch a personal attack. It may have been a deranged strategy, but we couldn’t make such a strong counter-punch. I wanted to create scenes that Mr. Biden couldn’t refute, such as making a mistake, but Mr. Biden’s response was firmer than expected,” said President Trump, who is leading Mr. Biden in support, recognizing that he could not create a scene that would lead to a turnaroon.
As for the entire debate, he said, “Originally, the debate was a place for policy debate, but the tingle of emotions appeared to be on the whole surface, suggesting a division in the current situation in the United States. There was no scene where the argument was repeated deeply from there by the repetition of the insistence of both parties up to now. There were a lot of comments within the expected range, and it did not change the flow significantly.”
He also pointed out that Mr Biden’s eyes were frequently pointed at the camera, and said of his point of view, “I was trying to appeal more strongly to the voters. From the point of view of Trump supporters, it is possible to feel the weakness of Mr. Biden who does not make eye contact with Trump, but from Biden supporters, I think he received favorably from the leader who was looking at the voters to the last, not in response to Trump’s provocation.”
Professor Ken Suzuki of Meiji University: President Trump prevails
Professor Ken Suzuki of Meiji University, who studies speeches and debates in the U.S. presidential election, looked back at the debate and evaluated President Trump’s dominance.
As for the reason, Professor Suzuki said, “People who have not decided which one to support often make a final decision based on their impression when they finish watching TV. In the case of President Trump, I was able to give viewers the impression that they were pushing the other party as a result, even if it was somewhat aggressive, by emphasizing the economic performance in the second half or attacking Mr. Biden violently.”
On the other hand, Mr. Biden said, “I think the strategy to make a calm impression, such as laughing at the other party’s attack in a slow way, was good. In the first half, Mr. Biden criticized the administration’s Corona Virus antivirus, and There were some situations where President Trump could not explain logically, but in the second half, there was a slight lack of appeal.”
On top of that, he said, “The presidential election is like a festival, and people who are enthusiastic about voters tend to be elected. And with unemployment improving in the United States, which has been exacerbated by the spread of the new virus, choosing a new president is a risk for voters who have not decided which to support. Unless Mr. Biden can appeal to voters that he can improve the economy, President Trump will continue to be in his favor.”
Prof. Kazuhiro Nagashima, Sophia University “Not Winning or Losing”
Professor Kazuhiro Nagashima of Sophia University, who specializes in modern American politics, looked back at the discussion and evaluated that both sides had not deepened their policy debates from beginning to end in their support for themsevered, and that they could not win or lose.
As for the reason, Professor Outa said, “I was told about various policies, but I immediately refuted what the other party said, and the policy debate didn’t deepen, and I don’t remember what was being said overall. However, al while the discussions were not at all in place, it is hard to appeal to our supporters in the sense that they have appealed to their individual policies.”
He pointed out that the nature of the debate had changed, and said, “It used to be a place for policy debates for people who have not yet decided who to support, but now I felt that it was an era of polarization throughout the appeal to my supporters. There’s almost no message on the other side, so I think it’s a feeling that nonpartisos don’t shake their hearts.”
On top of that, he said, “There should be times when we have to answer questions that are difficult to answer at the second and third debates, so the discussion should deepen a little more. In addition to the rest of the debate, the key will be how much the nonpartison group will move with steady strategies such as online and door-to-door visits, and who is still lost in the “battle states” that are expected to determine the outcome of the presidential election.
President Trump doesn’t clearly condemn white supremacy
There was also a debate on racism at the debate, but the American media reported heavily that President Trump did not clearly condemn white supremacy.
President Trump asked the moderator at the debate, “Are you ready to condemn white supremacists and members of armed groups here tonight and tell them not to take part in violent acts?” I was asked.
In response, President Trump repeated his remarks, saying “of course,” but turning the brunt of the debate.
For this reason, the moderator and Democratic candidate Biden called for a renewed statement, while President Trump asked, “What specific organization should I name?” When Mr. Biden referred to a group, he said, “Back down and wait” to call on the group.
According to the media and civil society groups, the group has taken action against white supremacy and continued protests against racial discrimination across the country, armed with guns and other measures, and has been called into question.
In a series of remarks by President Trump, several media outlets critically said that “President Trump did not clearly condemn white supremacists”, saying that members of the group who were named would have taken it as a dark supporter of white supremacy and violent behavior.