Biden Calls Trump’s Debate Performance a ‘National Embarrassment’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has more to say about the way President Donald Trump acted during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night.

During a campaign tour in Ohio on Wednesday, Biden slammed Trump for his behavior during their heated exchange.

A reporter asked Biden what he would say to undecided voters who were “completely turned off by politics.”

“I can understand it,” Biden said. “Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but the president of the United States conducting himself the way he did, I think it was just a national embarrassment.”

He continued, “I just hope the American people and those undecided voters try to determine what each of us has as an answer for their concerns.”

Check out his remarks below:

Biden and Trump were not afraid to deliver scathing critiques of one another during the debate.

The former vice president took a swing at Trump when he was asked about a report by The New York Times surrounding his tax returns, as IJR previously reported.

Biden suggested he was “screwing things up” and called him “the worst president America has ever had.”

The debate garnered a wide variety of passionate reactions.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said during his appearance on “The View” on Wednesday, “Let’s just say it was not one of the great moments in American history.”

He offered his thoughts on Trump’s conduct during the debate.

“President Trump is somebody who is a pathological liar, somebody who doesn’t believe that the rules apply to him, and somebody who is a bully,” Sanders said.

Despite a chaotic performance by both candidates, Biden’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is not in favor of canceling the rest of the debates between Biden and Trump, as IJR previously reported.

“Joe Biden’s never going to refuse to talk to the American people,” Harris said during her appearance on CNN.


  1. Phyllis: what is to going rate of undecideds now? 5-6%? The number of those who are still waiting are miniscule.

    Pretty much everyone has already made up their minds on how they will vote. Proof? Neither one has moved the needles much. There aren’t enough undecideds left to be able to shake things up much, either.

  2. Phoenix, I am sorry, but if the “undecided voters” are still undecided, they have not done any research. This isn’t 1970’s when the internet was not accessible to everyone and news outlets were not 24/7.

  3. “It is going to take a lot more to reach undecided voters.” Phoenix

    Maybe. I bet there were quite a few who watched with disgust, last night, and would be willing to vote to end the current administration, just to get back to a minimum of decorum. It was pretty disgusting, in character and with the minimum of content that was included, to a lot of people.

  4. Hm… i dont think anyone was impressed with anyone’s conduct. Hopefully next debate is a little more tempered given the feedback.

    Biden exceeded expectations, but given Trump’s rhetoric all he had to do was show up and not fall asleep or start drooling at the podium. It is going to take a lot more to reach undecided voters.

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