Here are some notable reactions: initial reaction: both candidates, and obviously the moderator, turned in the best debate performances of the 2020 cyclewill it move the needle in any direction? President Trump on Biden’s plan for climate change: “If you look at his environmental plan, you know who developed it? By contrast on Thursday, Mr. Trump behaved more like a conventional politician.

Trump said Biden was all talk and no action when it comes to helping pass policies. Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says he has a copy of a laptop hard drive that formerly belonged to Hunter Biden and contains emails showing that he brokered meetings between business associates and his father.

Chris Wallace later asked Trump if he was worried about people getting sick at his rallies, which have been packed with mask-less supporters. While Trump has signaled he hopes to depict Biden as both enfeebled and a figurehead for radicals — echoing his attacks since the summer — the debate is seen by the president's detractors as rich with opportunities to highlight his electoral vulnerabilities.

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