Tonight there will be a clash in Cleveland as President Trump and former Vice President Biden are set to have their first presidential debate.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we previewed tonight’s presidential debate, the first of three scheduled debates. As we said, the bar is set very low for Vice President Biden, especially considering how President Trump is very good at both initiating and deflecting attacks.
This is the moment many people have been waiting for. We’re finally getting to see President Trump and Vice President Biden go head to head. One concern is how moderator Chris Wallace will handle this debate. Chris Wallace has demonstrated that doesn’t like President Trump, and President Trump has been pretty vocal that he’s not a fan of Wallace. Things could get pretty heated. That said, it doesn’t seem that Chris Wallace likes Vice President Biden very much either.
My dad, Jay Sekulow weighed in about tonight’s debate moderator Chris Wallace:
Look at both style and substance. I think where Chris Wallace will be good is keeping it on track. Now I will tell you, I had Chris. I’ve been on his program a lot, and . . . of the Sunday morning shows, he is the most aggressive of all of them.
The bottom line is, these are two strong personalities that Wallace has been critical of, which is likely to create an interesting dynamic tonight.
We do know that both President Trump and Vice President Biden can get very heated in a debate. Vice President Biden showed that in 2012 against then Republican nominee for Vice President, Paul Ryan. Admittedly that was a long time ago, but Vice President Biden basically steamrolled right over former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the first thirty minutes of that debate. Biden could come out swinging tonight.
But, we also know President Trump is no Paul Ryan. If you start swinging at this President, he punches back, and he punches harder than he was hit.
My dad spoke about President Trump’s tenacity at debates and what to look for tonight:
I like boxing. The President is more of a Sonny Liston. It’s all of the sudden. It’s one punch . . . .
The bar has been set extremely low. Vice President Biden has spent forty years on the floor of the United States Senate debating most of the time. So he can debate. I don’t expect Vice President Biden to be a weak debater.
It’s clear that we have a combustible situation with two strong personalities debating and an interesting moderator. No matter what side you fall on, there’s no question tonight should be a very interesting night.
The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion and analysis of what to expect in tonight’s debate as well as a conversation with ACLJ Senior Adviser for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell.
Watch the full broadcast below.
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