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The dueling town halls Thursday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden were billed as a “split-screen” experience, but it was more like intentionally inflicting a technical glitch on a home entertainment system.

Trump’s town hall on NBC was loud, aggressive, and, at times, terse. 

Biden’s town hall on ABC was quiet, congenial, and almost boring.

Yet former Vice President Biden proved once again that his affability, penchant for retail politics, and even his more boring streak are some of his strongest political assets, particularly in the end game shaping up around suburban women and voters 65 years of age and older in the battleground states.

‘Crazy uncle’ vs. ‘Mister Rogers’

Trump desperately needed to flip the script — just like he did going into the first debate, where he actually did substantial harm to his already worrying polling deficit — but instead, he offered more of the same.

His exchanges with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie mostly centered around the myriad controversies and scandals orbiting the White House.

The exchange about QAnon typified how Trump’s combative interview style did not adapt well to the town hall format — something that should have been a red flag after his last one before …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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