A Moral Debate
Last updated 10/7/2020 at 4:40pm
The first presidential debate left me deeply shaken and worried for the future of American democracy. Trump came in pumped up and agitated, and revealing a level of desperation I have never seen in a president. The topics presented by Fox News’ Chris Wallace hardly seemed to matter — what mattered to Trump was to bully and batter Joe Biden. He talked over and down to Biden in a kind of word salad of invective and blame. He not only continually interrupted Biden, but he repeatedly violated the time limits; and when Wallace tried to intervene, Trump fought with him.
Trump’s failure t...