Trump went after Joe Biden throughout the debate and didn’t back down on a single issue, despite the constant efforts of Chris Wallace to run interference.
One of Trump’s strongest moments however, was when he took on Biden and the Democrats for allowing destructive riots to fester in American cities for so long.
Here’s a partial transcript via REV:
President Donald J. Trump: (28:45)
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.”
Here’s the video:
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 30, 2020
President Donald J. Trump: (29:39)
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.
See the video:
President Trump says to Biden, "the people of this country want and demand law and order and you’re afraid to even say it." pic.twitter.com/Aa0rtAOuiV
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 30, 2020
This was a standout moment for Trump.
Biden never even addressed the rioting by the left until it was affecting his poll numbers.