Everything That Happened At The First Presidential Debate Of 2020

On September 29, Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off in the first Presidential Debate of 2020. Before the debate even began, the two candidates engaged in a political game of attacks on credibility and leadership. Now that the candidates have gone head-to-head on issues of the Supreme Court, Covid-19, the integrity of the election, the economy, their political records, and race and violence in our cities, it’s important to review what happened. This is a recap of the first Presidential Debate of 2020! Read on to find out the most important things each candidate said.

The Candidates Are Vastly Different

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OLIVIER DOULIERY,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

In the history of presidential debates, it’s hard to imagine two candidates more vastly different that President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump is known for his confidence, swagger, and verbal attacks, while Biden is known for his calmer demeanor and smooth attitude.

Leading up to the debate though, both candidates faced the same questions about their mental fitness. Did they silence their critics after the final point was made?