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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:14 AM

"audience members granted him the respect due to his office but none of the adulation he craves"

It was an unusual moment of exposure for a leader who demands constant public praise from his subordinates. On Tuesday night, audience members granted him the respect due to his office but none of the adulation he craves.

Trump was largely cordial and likely came across as strong to voters that love him. But his performance offered Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden multiple openings only two weeks before their first debate clash -- one of the last potential turning points of the White House race. First-term presidents who have spent years expecting deference from everyone they meet often get a shock in the first debate showdown with a challenger keen to get in their grill. Tuesday's event suggests the surprise may be especially acute for Trump when he faces Biden on September 29.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/donald-trump-town-hall/index.html

Answers that normally draw wild cheers at Trump's packed campaign events fell flat when he was confronted by voters who appeared to want to cut through bluster and propaganda. And his responses did little to recognize the magnitude of the challenges facing the nation in a fearful year, suggesting that the President has yet to find the language or the appeals that might turn around an election he so far seems to be losing.

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Reply "audience members granted him the respect due to his office but none of the adulation he craves" (Original post)
Demovictory9 Sep 16 OP
captain queeg Sep 16 #1
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 16 #2
True Blue American Sep 16 #3

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:44 AM

1. I can't stand watching him, but wonder if he did that thing

Where he pauses after throwing out some red meat to his adoring fans and waits for applause?

I sure hope whoever moderates the debates can keep him on track. Iíve heard there will be real time fact checking? Is that true or just a hope? I am sure there will be many cringe worthy moments.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:53 AM

2. Why was there a Town Hall without the other nominee?



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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 04:12 AM

3. Biden will be

In a TownHall on Thursday night. That one will be on my DVR.

I was surprised that George called him out on his two week promises and the woman did not stand for him interrupting her question. She sounds like Nancy. Trump has not spoken to her since.

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