Piers Morgan savages ‘weak’ Joe Biden in ‘most embarrassing’ presidential debate ever
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The outspoken Good Morning Britain Host took aim at both Mr Trump and Mr Biden while calling the debate “the most embarrassing and unedifying spectacle in the history of modern American politics.” Mr Morgan echoed an opinion held by many analysts; that the debate, held in the early hours of Wednesday morning in UK time, was messy.
CNN’s Jake Tapper called the televised event “the worst debate I have ever seen. In fact, it wasn’t even a debate. It was a disgrace.”
In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Mr Morgan blasted Joe Biden for failing, in his opinion, to adequately land any political blows on his opponent.
He called Mr Biden’s performance “weak and ineffectual”, accusing him having “mumbled incoherently” at points throughout the 90-minute spectacle.
He also blasted the President for interrupting his opponent too often.
He said: “Trump resembled a drunken heckler at a comedy club who keeps hammering the acts thinking everyone’s cheering him on – when in fact they just want the nasty chuntering bore thrown out.
“In the worst of many awful moments, he refused to condemn white supremacists, and when specifically challenged about the Proud Boys, a vile racist homophobic transphobic misogynist group of violent bigots, he replied: ‘Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!’”
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Piers Morgan was not the only prominent British figure to comment on yesterday’s high-profile debate.
Nigel Farage, Brexiteer and UKIP founder, also criticised both sides of the heated debate.
He labelled Mr Biden ‘disgraceful’ for referring to the anti-fascist group Antifa as “just an idea” rather than condemning them.
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At the same time, he praised the Democrat for standing up to “extraordinary pressure” from Mr Trump throughout the night.
Mr Farage also hit out and Mr Trump for interrupting Mr Biden “far too much”, while saying he was “superb” in other aspects.
Social media users also express displeasure following the presidential debate.
Political author Julian Zelizer said: “For the first time ever, America begs for a commercial break.”
One user said: “This debate is already off the rails. And both Joe and Chris will have a rough time getting any points across.”
Another said: “As a Canadian watching this presidential debate, I have to say it was the absolute worst s*** show to ever have been broadcast worldwide.”
Yesterday’s debate was the first of three. Two more are scheduled this month before US citizens go to the polls and vote in the next President of the United States.
The next debate is due to take place on October 15 in Miami, Florida. It will be followed by another on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
There will also be a debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and Joe Biden’s Vice President-hopeful Kamala Harris on October 7.
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