by Brandon Butler
“Unpresidential” 9/29/2020

Speaking of this country, America had the first of three — there’s two more?! — presidential debates tonight. I’m not sure who’s still undecided or how, but I don’t see how two old men yelling over each other can be helpful in deciding who you want as the next President of the United States of America.

Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns for The New York Times:

In a chaotic, 90-minute back-and-forth, the two major party nominees expressed a level of acrid contempt for each other unheard-of in modern American politics.

Mr. Trump, trailing in the polls and urgently hoping to revive his campaign, was plainly attempting to be the aggressor. But he interjected so insistently that Mr. Biden could scarcely answer the questions posed to him, forcing the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, to repeatedly urge the president to let his opponent speak.

“Will you shut up, man?” Mr. Biden demanded of Mr. Trump at one point in obvious exasperation. “This is so unpresidential.”

What a night. I feel sicker.