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9/29/2020 President Donald J. Trump will held first Presidential Debate vs VP Joe Biden

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CHRIS WALLACE: … in the second quarter. The unemployment rate fell to 8.4% last month. The Federal Reserve says the hit to growth, which is going to be there, is not going to be nearly as big as they had expected. President Trump, you say we are in a V-shaped recovery. Vice President Biden, you say it’s more of a K-shape. What difference does that mean to the American people in terms of the economy? President Trump, in this segment you go first.

DONALD TRUMP: So we built the greatest economy in history. We closed it down because of the China plague. When the plague came in, we closed it down, which was very hard psychologically to do. He didn’t think we should close it down and he was wrong. Again, two million people would be dead now instead of… Still, 204,000 people is too much. One person is too much. Should have never happened from China. But what happened is we closed it down and now we’re reopening and we’re doing record business. We had 10.4 million people in a four month period that we’ve put back into the workforce. That’s a record the likes of which nobody’s ever seen before. And he wants to close down the… He will shut it down again. He will destroy this country.

DONALD TRUMP: A lot of people, between drugs and alcohol and depression, when you start shutting it down, you take a look at what’s happening at some of your Democrat-run states where they have these tough shutdowns. And I’m telling you it’s because they don’t want to open it. One of them came out last week, you saw that, ‘Oh, we’re going to open up on November 9th.’ Why November 9th? Because it’s after the election. They think they’re hurting us by keeping them closed. They’re hurting people. People know what to do. They can social distance. They can wash their hands, they can wear masks. They can do whatever they want, but they got to open these states up.

DONALD TRUMP: When you look at North Carolina, when you look, and these governors are under siege, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and a couple of others, you got to open these states up. It’s not fair. You’re talking about almost it’s like being in prison. And you look at what’s going on with divorce, look at what’s going on with alcoholism and drugs. It’s a very, very sad thing. And he’ll close down the whole country. This guy will close down the whole country and destroy our country. Our country is coming back incredibly well, setting records as it does it. We don’t need somebody to come in and say, ‘Let’s shut it down.’

CHRIS WALLACE: All right. Your two minutes, sir. We’re now moved to you. As I said, posing the question, the president says it’s a V-shape recovery, you say it’s a K-shaped recovery. What’s the difference?

JOE BIDEN: The difference is millionaires and billionaires like him in the middle of the COVID crisis have done very well. Billionaires have made another $300 billion because of his profligate tax proposal, and he only focused on the market. But you folks at home, you folks living in Scranton and Claymont and all the small towns and working class towns in America, how well are you doing? This guy paid a total of $750 in taxes.

DONALD TRUMP: That’s wrong.

CHRIS WALLACE: Sir, wait. No. Sir-

DONALD TRUMP: [crosstalk].

CHRIS WALLACE: Yeah, I understand. You’ve agreed to the two minutes, so please let him have it.

JOE BIDEN: Do I get my time back? The fact is that he has in fact, worked on this in a way that he’s going to be the first president of the United States to leave office, having fewer jobs in his administration than when he became president. Fewer jobs than when he became president. First one in American history.

JOE BIDEN: Secondly, the people who have lost their jobs are those people who have been on the front lines. Those people who have been saving our lives, those people who have been out there dying. People who’ve been putting themselves in the way to make sure that we could all try to make it. And the idea that he is insisting that we go forward and open when you have almost half the states in America with a significant increase in COVID deaths and COVID cases in the United States of America, and he wants to open it up more. Why is he want to open it up? Why does he take care of the… You can’t fix the economy until you fix the COVID crisis. And he has no intention of doing anything about making it better for you all at home in terms of your health and your safety.

JOE BIDEN: Schools. Why aren’t schools open? Because it costs a lot of money to open them safely. They were going to give, his administration going to give the teachers and school students masks, and then they decided no, couldn’t do that because it’s not a national emergency. Not a national emergency. They’ve done nothing to help small businesses. Nothing. They’re closing. One in six is now gone. He ought to get on the job and take care of the needs of the American people so we can open safely.

CHRIS WALLACE: All right. Your time is up, sir. We are going to get to-

DONALD TRUMP: I have to respond to that.

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, you both had two minutes, sir.

DONALD TRUMP: Excuse me, he made a statement.

CHRIS WALLACE: And so did you.

DONALD TRUMP: No, people want their schools open. They don’t want to be shut down. They don’t want their state shut down. They want their restaurants. I look at New York. It’s so sad what’s happening in New York. It’s almost like a ghost town, and I’m not sure it can ever recover what they’ve done to New York. People want their places open. They want to get back to their lives.

JOE BIDEN: People want to be safe.

DONALD TRUMP: They’ll be careful, but they want their schools open.

JOE BIDEN: People want to be safe.

DONALD TRUMP: I’m the one that brought back football. By the way, I brought back Big Ten football. It was me and I’m very happy to do it-

CHRIS WALLACE: All right. Let’s-

DONALD TRUMP: … and people of Ohio are very proud of me. And you know how I found out? When [crosstalk].

CHRIS WALLACE: Gentlemen, we’re going to get to your economic plans going forward in a moment, but first, Mr. President, as you well know, there’s a new report that in 2016, the year you were elected president, and 2017, your first year as president, that you paid $750 a year in federal income tax each of those years. I know that you pay a lot of other taxes, but I’m asking you this specific question. Is it true that you paid $750 in federal income taxes each of those two years?

DONALD TRUMP: I paid millions of dollars in taxes, millions of dollars of income tax. And let me just tell you, there was a story in one of the papers that paid-

JOE BIDEN: Show us your tax returns.

DONALD TRUMP: I paid $38 million one year, I paid $27 million one year.

JOE BIDEN: Show us your tax returns.

DONALD TRUMP: You’ll see it as soon as it’s finished, you’ll see it. You know, if you wanted to, go to the Board of Elections. There’s 118 page or so report that says everything I have, every bank I have, I’m totally under leveraged because the assets are extremely good, and I built a great company.

CHRIS WALLACE: Sir, I’m asking you a specific question, which is-

DONALD TRUMP: But let me tell you-

CHRIS WALLACE: I understand all of that.

JOE BIDEN: Release your tax return.

CHRIS WALLACE: I understand all of that-


CHRIS WALLACE: No, Mr. President, I’m asking you a question. Will you tell us how much you paid in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017?

DONALD TRUMP: Millions of dollars.

CHRIS WALLACE: You paid millions of dollars in-

DONALD TRUMP: Millions of dollars, yes.

CHRIS WALLACE: So not 750?

DONALD TRUMP: Millions of dollars. And you’ll get to see it. And you’ll get to see it.


DONALD TRUMP: But let me just tell you-

JOE BIDEN: In [crosstalk]?

DONALD TRUMP: Chris, let me just say something, that it was the tax laws. I don’t want to pay tax. Before I came here, I was a private developer, I was a private business people. Like every other private person, unless they’re stupid, they go through the laws, and that’s what it is. He passed a tax bill that gave us all these privileges for depreciation and for tax credits. We build the building and we get tax credits, like the hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. Which by the way, was given to me by the Obama administration, if you can believe that. Now the man got fired right after that happened, but that’s-

CHRIS WALLACE: Vice President Biden, you want to respond?

JOE BIDEN: Yeah, I do want to respond. Look, the tax code that put him in a position that he pays less tax than on the money a school teacher makes is because of him… He says he’s smart because he can take advantage of the tax code. And he does take advantage of the tax code. That’s why I’m going to eliminate the Trump tax cuts. And I’m going to eliminate those tax cuts.

DONALD TRUMP: That’s okay.

JOE BIDEN: And make sure that we invest in the people who in fact need the help. People out there need help.

DONALD TRUMP: But why didn’t you do it over the last 25 years?

JOE BIDEN: Because you weren’t president-

DONALD TRUMP: Why didn’t you do it over the last 25 years?

JOE BIDEN: Because you weren’t president and screwing things up.

DONALD TRUMP: You were a Senator and [crosstalk]-

JOE BIDEN: You’re the worst president America has ever had. Come on.

DONALD TRUMP: Hey, Joe, let me just tell you, Joe. In 47 months, I’ve done more than you’ve done in 47 years, Joe. We’ve done things that you never even thought of doing.

CHRIS WALLACE: Okay. Gentlemen?

DONALD TRUMP: Including fixing the broken military that you gave me, including taking care of your debts.

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, we’re talking about the economy. I’d like to ask you about your plans going forward because Mr. Vice President, your economic plan-

DONALD TRUMP: He has none.

CHRIS WALLACE: … if you were to be elected president focuses a lot on big government, big taxes, big spending. I want to focus first on the taxes. You propose more than $4 trillion over a decade in new taxes on individuals making more than $400,000 a year.

CHRIS WALLACE: … on individuals making more than $400,000 a year and on corporations. President Trump says that that kind of an increase in taxes is going to hurt the economy as it’s just coming out of a recession.

JOE BIDEN: Well, just take a look at what is the analysis done by Wall Street firms, points out that my economic plan would create 7 million more jobs than his in four years, number one. And number two, it would create an additional $1 trillion in economic growth, because it would be about buying American. The federal government spends $600 billion a year on everything from ships, to steel, to buildings and the like. And under my proposal, we’re going to make sure that every penny of that has to be made by a company-

CHRIS WALLACE: But respectfully, sir, I’m talking about taxes, not spending.

JOE BIDEN: By the way, I’m going to eliminate a significant number of the taxes. I’m going to make the corporate tax 28%. It shouldn’t be 21%. You have 91 companies federal, I mean, the fortune 500, who don’t pay a single penny in tax making billions of dollars.

DONALD TRUMP: Why didn’t you do it before, when you were vice president with Obama?

JOE BIDEN: Because you in fact passed that, that was your tax proposal.

DONALD TRUMP: I got it done. And you know what happened?

JOE BIDEN: Yeah, you got it done-

DONALD TRUMP: Our economy boomed like it’s never boomed before.

JOE BIDEN: The economy-

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President-

JOE BIDEN: Let me finish.

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, let me pick up on that. You would continue your free market approach, lower taxes, more deregulation, correct?

JOE BIDEN: Not lower tax for the American people.

CHRIS WALLACE: But let me-

DONALD TRUMP: Excuse me.

CHRIS WALLACE: You talk about the economy booming. It turns out that in Obama’s final three years as president more jobs were created, a million and a half more jobs, than in the first three years of your presidency.

DONALD TRUMP: They had the slowest economic recovery since 1929. It was the slowest recovery. Also, they took over something that was down here. All you had to do is turn on the lights and you pick up a lot. But they had the slowest economic recovery since 1929, and let me tell you about the stock market. When the stock market goes up, that means jobs. It also means 401ks. If you got in, if you ever became president with your ideas, you want to terminate my taxes. I’ll tell you what, you’ll lose. Half of the companies that have poured in here will leave. And plenty of companies that are already here, they’ll leave for other places. [crosstalk] They will leave and you will have a depression, the likes of which you’ve never seen.


CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. Vice President.

JOE BIDEN: … we inherited the worst recession, short of a depression in American history. I was asked to bring it back. We were able to have an economic recovery that created the jobs you’re talking about. We handed him a booming economy, he blew it.

DONALD TRUMP: It wasn’t blooming.

JOE BIDEN: He blew it.

DONALD TRUMP: He was in booming. It was the weakest recovery since 1929.

CHRIS WALLACE: Wait, wait, is it fair to say he blew it when, in fact-

DONALD TRUMP: When COVID came along.

CHRIS WALLACE: … when there was record low unemployment before COVID.

JOE BIDEN: Yeah, because what he did, even before COVID, manufacturing went in the hole. Manufacturing went in a hole-

DONALD TRUMP: Excuse me, Chris, wait.

JOE BIDEN: … number one. Number two-


JOE BIDEN: Number three.

DONALD TRUMP: They said it would take… No, you’re on number two.


DONALD TRUMP: Chris, Chris. They said it would take-

JOE BIDEN: This guy-

DONALD TRUMP: … a miracle to bring back manufacturing. I brought back 700,000 jobs. They brought back nothing. They gave up on manufacturing.

JOE BIDEN: We did not. [crosstalk]

DONALD TRUMP: … standard fare.

JOE BIDEN: I’m the guy that brought back the automobile industry.

DONALD TRUMP: He totally gave up on manufacturing.

CHRIS WALLACE: All right, let him-

JOE BIDEN: I was asked to bring back Chrysler and General Motors. He brought them back right here in the state of Ohio and Michigan. He blew it. They’re gone. He blew it. And in fact, they’re gone-

DONALD TRUMP: Ohio had the best year it’s ever had last year. Michigan had the best year they’ve ever had.

JOE BIDEN: That is not true.

DONALD TRUMP: Many car companies came in from Germany, from Japan, went to Michigan, went to Ohio and they didn’t come in with you. [crosstalk].

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. Vice President, go ahead.

JOE BIDEN: And so you take a look at what he’s actually done. He’s done very little. His trade deals are the same way. He talks about these great trade deals. He talks about the art of the deal. China’s perfected the art of the steel. We have a higher deficit with China now than we did before. We have the highest trade deficit-

DONALD TRUMP: China ate your lunch- [crosstalk].

JOE BIDEN: … with Mexico.

DONALD TRUMP: China ate your lunch, Joe. And no wonder your son goes in and he takes out billions of dollars. He takes out billions of dollars to manage. He makes millions of dollars. And also, while we’re at it, why is it just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave you a son three and a half million dollars?

JOE BIDEN: That is not true.

DONALD TRUMP: What did he do to deserve it? What did he do with-

JOE BIDEN: None of that is true.

DONALD TRUMP: … to deserve $183,000?

CHRIS WALLACE: Sir, you’ve asked him a question, let him answer it.

JOE BIDEN: None of that is true.

DONALD TRUMP: Oh really, he didn’t get three and a half million?

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President-

JOE BIDEN: Is totally-

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, please. You’ve asked a question- [crosstalk]

JOE BIDEN: Totally discredited. Totally discredited. And by the way-

DONALD TRUMP: Well wait, he didn’t get three and a half million dollars, Joe?

JOE BIDEN: Mr. Vice-

DONALD TRUMP: He got three and a half million-

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President.

DONALD TRUMP: … dollars.

JOE BIDEN: That is not true.

DONALD TRUMP: Oh, really?

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, it’s an open discussion. Please- [crosstalk]

DONALD TRUMP: It’s a fact.

JOE BIDEN: It is not a fact.

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, you have raised an issue, let the Vice President answer.

JOE BIDEN: It’s been totally discredited.

DONALD TRUMP: Did Burisma pay him 183,000 a month, with no experience in energy?

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President-

JOE BIDEN: My son did nothing wrong at Barisma-

DONALD TRUMP: I think he did.

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, let him answer. [crosstalk].

JOE BIDEN: He doesn’t want to let me answer, because he knows I have the truth. His position has been totally thoroughly discredited-


JOE BIDEN: And you can-

DONALD TRUMP: The media.

JOE BIDEN: by everybody. Well, by the media, by our allies.

DONALD TRUMP: By the media, because they refuse to talk about it-

JOE BIDEN: By the World Bank-

DONALD TRUMP: … because they’re embarrassed.

JOE BIDEN: By everyone, has discredited. And matter of fact [crosstalk] Matter of fact-

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President, please stop.

JOE BIDEN: Even the people who testified under oath-

DONALD TRUMP: So let me ask you this, Joe- [crosstalk].

CHRIS WALLACE: Go ahead, I’m listening to you.

JOE BIDEN: Even the people under-

DONALD TRUMP: He got three and a half million dollars from Moscow.

JOE BIDEN: … testified under oath in his administration said I did my job and I did it very well.

DONALD TRUMP: Oh, really?

JOE BIDEN: I did it honorably.

DONALD TRUMP: I’d like to know who they are.

JOE BIDEN: Well, I’ll give you the list of the people who-

DONALD TRUMP: I’ll fire them.

CHRIS WALLACE: No, no. Go ahead, sir.

JOE BIDEN: I’m sure that you’ve already fired most of them, because they did a good job.

DONALD TRUMP: Some people don’t do a good job.

JOE BIDEN: Well, here’s the- [crosstalk]

CHRIS WALLACE: Go ahead. You get the- [crosstalk] Wait a minute. You get the final word, Mr.-

JOE BIDEN: Well, it’s hard to get any word in with this clown. Excuse me, this person.

DONALD TRUMP: Hey, let me just tell you, Joe-

JOE BIDEN: No, no. Mr. President- [crosstalk]

DONALD TRUMP: Three and a half million, Joe.

JOE BIDEN: That is simply not true.

DONALD TRUMP: Why did he deserve three and a half million from Moscow?

JOE BIDEN: Look, here’s the deal. We want to talk about families and ethics. I don’t want to do that. I mean, his family, we could talk about all night. His family’s already-

DONALD TRUMP: My family-

CHRIS WALLACE: No, no- [crosstalk].

DONALD TRUMP: My family lost a fortune by coming down and helping us with governance.

JOE BIDEN: And that’s such a- [crosstalk]

CHRIS WALLACE: Mr. President-

DONALD TRUMP: Every single one of them lost a fortune-

JOE BIDEN: This is not about my family or his family. It’s about your family, the American people. [crosstalk] That’s not true. It doesn’t want to talk about what you need. You, the American people, it’s about you. That’s what we’re talking about here. [crosstalk]

CHRIS WALLACE: That’s the end of the segment. We’re moving on.

JOE BIDEN: He didn’t take that.

CHRIS WALLACE: Vice President-

DONALD TRUMP: Chris, can I be honest? It’s a very important question-

JOE BIDEN: Try to be honest.


DONALD TRUMP: He stood up-

CHRIS WALLACE: The answer to the question is no.

DONALD TRUMP: … and the threatened Ukraine-


DONALD TRUMP: … with a billion dollars-

JOE BIDEN: That is absolutely not true.

CHRIS WALLACE: Stop. [crosstalk] Gentlemen, I hate to raise my voice, but I- [crosstalk] Why should I be different than the two of you? So here’s the deal.

JOE BIDEN: That’s a good point.

CHRIS WALLACE: We have six segments. We have ended that segment. We’re going to go to the next segment. In that segment, you each are going to have two uninterrupted moments. In those two interrupted minutes, Mr. President, you can say anything you want. I’m going to ask a question about race, but if you want to answer about something else, go ahead. But I think that the country would be better served, if we allowed both people to speak with fewer interruptions. I’m appealing to you, sir, to do that.

DONALD TRUMP: Well, and him too.

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting than he has.

DONALD TRUMP: Well, that’s all right, but he does plenty.

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, sir, less than-

DONALD TRUMP: He does plenty.

CHRIS WALLACE: No, less than you have. Let’s please continue on. The issue of rice. Vice-President Biden, you say that President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville three years ago, when he talked about very fine people on both sides, was what directly led you to launch this run for president.

DONALD TRUMP: Oh yeah, sure.

CHRIS WALLACE: President Trump, you have often said that you believe you will have done more for Black Americans than any president with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.

DONALD TRUMP: That’s true.

CHRIS WALLACE: My question for the two of you, is why should voters trust you rather than your opponent to deal with the race issues facing this country over the next four years? Vice President Biden, you go first.

JOE BIDEN: It’s about equity and equality. It’s about decency. It’s about the constitution. And we have never walked away from trying to require equity for everyone, equality for the whole of America. But we’ve never accomplished it, but we’ve never walked away from it like he has done. It is true, the reason I got in the race is when those people… Close your eyes, remember what those people look like coming out of the fields, carrying torches, their veins bulging, just spewing anti-Semitic bile and accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan. A young woman got killed and they asked the president what he thought. He said, ‘There were very fine people on both sides.’ No president’s ever said anything like that. [crosstalk].



CHRIS WALLACE: … minute sir.

JOE BIDEN: … second point I’d make to you, is that when Floyd was killed, when Mr. Floyd was killed, there was a peaceful protest in front of the White House. What did he do? He came out of his bunker, had the military use tear gas on them so he could walk across to a church and hold up a Bible. And then what happened after that? The Bishop of that very church said that it was a disgrace. The general who was with him said all he ever wants to do is divide people, not unite people at all. This is a president who has used everything as a dog whistle, to try to generate racists hatred, racist division.

JOE BIDEN: This is a man who, in fact, you talk about helping African-Americans, one in 1000 African Americans has been killed because of the coronavirus. And if he doesn’t do something quickly, by the end of the year, one in 500 will have been killed. One in 500 African Americans. This man is as a savior of African-Americans? This man cares at all? This man’s done virtually nothing. Look, the fact is that you have to look at what he talks about. You have to look at what he did. And what he did has been disastrous for the African-American community.


CHRIS WALLACE: President Trump, you have two minutes. Why should Americans trust you over your opponent to deal race issues?

DONALD TRUMP: You did a crime bill, 1994, where you call them super predators. African-Americans are super predators and they’ve never forgotten it. They’ve never forgotten it.

JOE BIDEN: I’ve never said-

CHRIS WALLACE: No, no, sir. It’s his two minutes.

DONALD TRUMP: So you did that and they call you a super predator and I’m letting people out of jail now, that you have treated the African-American population community, you have treated the black community about as bad as anybody in this country. You did the 1990… And that’s why, if you look at the polls, I’m doing better than any Republican has done in a long time, because they saw what you did. You call them super predators, and you’ve called them worse than that. Because you look back at your testimony over the years, you’ve called them a lot worse than that. As far as the church is concerned and as far as the generals are concerned, we just got the support of 250 military leaders and generals, total support. Law enforcement, almost every law enforcement group in the United States. I have Florida. I have Texas. I have Ohio. I have every… Excuse me, Portland, the sheriff just came out today and he said, ‘I support President Trump.’

DONALD TRUMP: I don’t think you have any law enforcement. You can’t even say the word law enforcement. Because if you say those words, you’re going to lose all of your radical left supporters. And why aren’t you saying those words, Joe? Why don’t you say the words law enforcement? Because you know what? If called us in Portland, we would put out that fire in a half an hour. But they won’t do it, because they’re run by radical left Democrats. If you look at Chicago, if you look at any place you want to look, Seattle, they heard we were coming in the following day and they put up their hands and we got back Seattle. Minneapolis, we got it back, Joe, because we believe in law and order, but you don’t. The top 10 cities and just about the top 40 cities are run by Democrats, and in many cases radical left. And they’ve got you wrapped around their finger, Joe, to a point where you don’t want to say anything about law and order. And I’ll tell you what, the people of this country want and demand law and order and you’re afraid to even say it.

Six questions in six segments, 15 minutes each. The segments:

  • Trump and Biden’s records
  • Supreme Court
  • Coronavirus pandemic
  • Race protests and violence in cities
  • Election integrity
  • Economy

Mr Trump and Mr Biden will get two minutes apiece to respond to the question initially before the back-and-forth begins.

  • 29 September in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 15 October in Miami, Florida
  • 22 October in Nashville, Tennessee

Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will also go head-to-head:

  • 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah

They all take place from 21:00-22:30ET (02:00-03:30BST), with no commercial interruptions.


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