Trump v. Biden Round One

As the 2020 Presidential Election nears, the anticipated debate between Trump and Biden is set for Sept. 29. During their respective parties conventions we were able to hear their future plans or intentions if elected come November.

While listening to the current President it became apparent that he does not have a plan or agenda for what he’s looking to be his next term. Rather than making it clear what he intends on doing he focused on bashing opponent Joe Biden. Calling Biden a “destroyer” while also mentioning the former Vice President 41 times during his 1 hour and 30 minute speech. He made it clear that the “democrats are desperate for their power back” while later adding that if the democrats gain back power “the radical left will make cities look like Portland”. Referring to the protests and riots that occurred in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake.  Trump who held his speech in front of 2,000 people during a pandemic, said “America is the torch that enlightens the world” claiming that the economy will be stronger than ever before, if he is re-elected. 

Looking to the “radical left”, democratic candidate Joe Biden used his platform as a way to comfort Americans, calling himself an “ally of the light not darkness”. As his speech went on the former Vice President spoke on current issues saying we are facing four historic crisis at once (pandemic, racial justice, economic great depression, and climate change) later adding “it didn’t have to be this bad” as over six million Americans have been affected by COVID-19 and more than 200 thousand have died. Immediately Biden made his agenda clear, telling the people his first step as President “will be to get control of the virus” later adding “we will never have our lives back until we deal with it”.  As Biden went on about the virus he said “on day one we will implement the national strategy I’ve laid out since March, deploy rapid tests with immediate results, make PPE in America so we won’t be at the mercy of China, national mandate of masks”. 

As the country is in a dark uncertain time, Biden spoke and tried to relate to the people saying “I know what it’s like to lose someone you love” later adding it feels like a “black hole” making it known to Americans that they’re not alone. And as the speech concluded he ended by saying may history say “that at the end of this chapter of American darkness began here tonight! As love and hope and light join in the battle for the soul of the nation”.

It’s unclear what the two candidates have in mind for the upcoming debate on Sept. 29 as they both have two different points of view. And as time goes on it will be a very interesting election come November. We don’t know who will win, but what we can say is that this country needs someone who understands what we’re going through, rather than self-belief. 

For those interested in watching the debate tonight, click here for links and the presidential debate schedule . 

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