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Trump lies that it is Biden — not him — who has ignored science about COVID-19

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Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office at The White House (Fox News/screen grab)

President Donald Trump tried to attack former Vice President for “ignoring scientific evidence” about the coronavirus during the pandemic. It’s an ironic lie given the president once championed injecting disinfectant and shoving a UV light inside one’s body to fight the virus.

“At every turn, Biden has been wrong about the virus – ignoring the scientific evidence,” said Trump.

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CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale called it false.

Trump then said that Biden is “playing politics” by turning the virus into a campaign talking point. It’s one of the major reasons that Trump has fallen in the polls, so it’s not shocking that Trump is begging for Democrats to stop talking about the failures of his leadership on the coronavirus.

Trump also attacked Biden for not coming out of his basement, something he does almost daily. He took it even further in Thursday’s briefing by saying that Biden would lock other Americans in their basements too. It’s unclear what Trump thinks Biden will do to people who don’t have basements, he didn’t comment.

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As the Lincoln Project pointed out, it’s still illegal for Trump to bash his political opponent during an official government briefing.

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That was no debate — it was a brawl

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Do we really have to pick a debate winner in a brawl? Do the rules matter?

Didn’t we know ahead of time that Donald Trump would slash viciously and personally and pretend that he is an outsider to Washington and that Joe Biden would try to look presidential,  mostly stick to his message while wryly noting that Trump was lying once again? If there was a substantive question or response that was a surprise, it slipped by me.

It may have been important to election prospects, but as a debate, it was a pretty sad commentary on our times. And yes, the fact-checking industry was hard at work (yes, Mr. President, there are 100 million Americans with health pre-conditions.)

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Here are 5 stunning moments from Biden and Trump’s first debate

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off for the first time Tuesday night in the inaugural presidential debate of the 2020 general election.

It was a catastrophe. Trump was belligerent, mendacious, and overbearing, refusing to let Biden answer questions most of the time without interruption. Biden managed to get in several good moments, but he was often bulled over by the president's bluster and was unable to make a complete argument.

But Trump didn't really seem to get the better of Biden. By being so aggressive, he came off desperate, dishonest, and out of control. It was not a good look for a sitting president. And it completely undermined the supposed point of the debate: informing voters about the issues. Instead, it showcased the candidates' respective personalities, at least to some degree. While unpleasant, it may have been informative in its own way.

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Trump blasted for ‘avalanche of lying’ in brutal takedown by CNN fact-checker

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CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale provided a brutal dose of reality after President Donald Trump constantly mislead Americans with his false claims during the first 2020 general election presidential debate.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer introduced Dale by recapping that, in his opinion, "clearly this debate was an embarrassment for the United States of America -- a clear embarrassment."

"How much was fact?" Blitzer asked. "How much was false?"

"Well, it depended Wolf on who we were listening to," Dale replied.

"I think it's important for us as journalists to say when both sides are not alike -- and they were not alike tonight," he explained.

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