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Morning thoughts after the #Debates2020 We have been living in the midst of evil for 4 years. For all of us with tender hearts this has felt intolerable. /1
2/ Last night Donald trump has an opportunity to express empathy for the families of 220,000 dead Americans - many of whom died alone. He was not able to do so
3/ Last night trump was offered an opportunity to express compassion for the children he ripped from parents arms to sleep alone on concrete. He could not offer a single shred of care
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In the second and final presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, the candidates made many fibs and half-truths throughout the six-sections of the debate. #Debates2020

Here's a look at some of the biggest contentions and inaccuracies:…
Not only are COVID-19 cases up, so too are hospitalizations and deaths. However, during the debate, President Trump blamed the higher numbers on testing, which is not true. Extensive testing will identify more cases, but only if those infections exist. President Trump claimed that “we’re rounding the turn”Data shows that COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths
When the debate shifted to a discussion about China, Biden said Trump has caused trade deficit with China to go up. That’s no longer the case. Joe Biden said President Trump “has caused the deficit witThe U.S. trade deficit with China in goods and services was
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“The Obama administration never separated children from their parents.”

This is an outright lie that can easily be disproven by performing a quick Google search.
Can someone tell me how this is different from anything Trump has ever said? Was Obama called a Nazi and a white supremacist?

Remember, Biden was his VP and NEVER spoke out against “racial injustices” at the southern US border. #Debates2020 #BidenWon
Oh look. Obama and Biden detained children at the border and separated them from their parents. I guess that makes Obama/Biden white nationalist, Nazi “Poor Boys.” #Debates2020 #BidenWon
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I'm sick of the victim blaming.

People who think kids separated at the border are living in "good conditions" are also likely to think:

slaves had it better here than in their homeland
women are less likely to be raped if they stay at home
asylees are better off fixing their home countries
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NEW POD DROP - Final Round Part 1 - Narativ assembles the best of @Twitter for instant analysis of the final presidential debate. @Cherijacobus @LincolnsBible and @gregolear @Narativ_live #Debates #debates2020…
In Part 2, Debate insight with @lincolnsbible, @gregolear and @cherijacobus, who also reveals how CNN secretly helped Donald Trump become president. @narativ_live #Debates #debates2020…
Apple is the only podcast player where you can find Narativ's video podcasts.…
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Bon, après 1 bon café au lait😉, sur le 3e débat #Trump/#Biden, quelques faits sans prétention d'exhaustivité...
D'abord, tous les sondages SCIENTIFIQUES donnent 1 #Biden dominant dans ce 3e débat mais ils reflètent surtout l'état des intentions de…
2) MAIS le passé et l'histoire montrent qu'il n'y a absolument aucune corrélation entre dernier débat présidentiel et résultat de l'élection, #HillaryClinton en dernier lieu peut en témoigner. Bref, y aura-t-il 1 impact? #Debates2020 #Trump #Biden…
3) Sur le contenu, 1 des meilleurs résumés (même s'ils ne peuvent s'empêcher de donner 1 opinion😉) est comme souvent ici chez…
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At the final presidential debate, Americans watched as President Trump highlighted his impressive record of accomplishment and articulated his vision for the country’s future—a stark contrast to Joe Biden’s 47 years of failure.

Here are the top five MUST-WATCH moments ⤵️
1️⃣ President Trump slammed Joe Biden’s terrible economic agenda, which would cost the average family an estimated $6,500 per year.

“His plan is an economic disaster."
2️⃣ President Trump condemned Biden’s plan to eliminate America’s oil industry.

“Basically, what he’s saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry."
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The most shared Facebook posts on public groups and pages from the moment the debate began until it ended

1- Donald Trump (129K shares)
2- Derek Utley (25K shares)
3- Ridin' With Biden (18K shares)
4- The Hodgetwins (17K shares)

5- Conservative Tribune by WJ (13K shares)
6- The Hodgetwins (12K shares)
7- Derek Utley (12K shares)
8- Donald Trump For President (12K shares)

9- Dan Crenshaw (12K shares)
10- The Daily Show (11K shares)

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My focus group’s words to describe Trump tonight:
• “Controlled”
• “Reserved”
• “Poised”
• “Con artist”
• “Surprisingly presidential”

Words to describe Biden tonight:
• “Vague”
• “Unspecific”
• “Elusive”
• “Defensive”
• “Grandfatherly”

“People running for office have to tell you what they plan to do and how they’re going to do it.

I thought Joe Biden would tell us tonight, but there was nothing there.” #Debates2020

Washington Post reporter @MFFisher asks my group of undecideds about character.

Similarly as before, they say Joe Biden is a more decent person, but they side more with Trump’s policies and how they affect their daily lives.

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The most popular tweets of the night:

1- Joe Biden (25K retweets, 152K likes)
2- Ben Shapiro (21K retweets, 92K likes)
3- James Woods (17K retweets, 69K likes)
4- Daniel Dale (15K retweets, 59K likes)
5- Kamala Harris (13K retweets, 54K likes)
6- Daniel Dale (14K retweets, 58K likes)
7- Charlie Kirk (13K retweets, 17K likes)
8- Joe Biden (12K retweets, 96K likes)

UPDATE: This tweet by @realDonaldTrump right at the end of the debate has now surpassed all the others and is officially the most popular tweet of the night with 78K retweets and 168K likes #Debates2020
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Much discussion at #Debates2020 on oil industry & environment. Our Polluter's Paradise series looked at how the petrochemical industry impacted Louisiana, like this piece on how oil cos. avoided environmental accountability after 10.8M gallons spilled…
Then there was this piece this about how the growing number of plants will increase concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals in predominantly poor & Black communities #Debates2020…
The 3 charts in this story illustrate this worsening of air quality in the area #Debates2020…
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#Debates2020#DebateTonight • Abraham Lincoln • Coyotes • Kristen Welker • Republican Congress • China • Obamacare • Abe Lincoln • #TrumpMeltdown • Scranton • Poor Boys • North Korea • Did Trump • Did Biden

#Debates2020#DebateTonight • Abraham Lincoln • Coyotes • Kristen Welker • Republican Congress • China • Obamacare • Abe Lincoln • #TrumpMeltdown • Scranton • Poor Boys • North Korea • Did Trump • Did Biden

EYE WITNESS @CaslerNoel…
#Debates2020#DebateTonight • Abraham Lincoln • Coyotes • Kristen Welker • Republican Congress • China • Obamacare • Abe Lincoln • #TrumpMeltdown • Scranton • Poor Boys • North Korea • Did Trump•Did Biden

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Can someone explain who is "very well" taken care of and where these "very clean" detention centers are?

We're confused. 👇🏽 #Debates2020…
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Watching this debate shows the trajectory that this country has been destined for from its onset.  A nation founded on genocide, built on slavery, and empowered through imperialism now finds itself in an ever-increasing state of decadence.  #Debates2020 #PresidentialDebate2020
The current president and a former vice-president spoke tonight about children in cages at our borders who will likely never see their parents again as a talking point, not a concern. #Debates2020 #PresidentialDebate2020
The majority of their respective statements are rooted in pointing out the failures and weaknesses in the other, not in highlighting their own strengths and successes. #Debates2020 #PresidentialDebate2020
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Trump says "I am the least racist person in this room" at #Debates2020. At the first presidential debate, Trump refused to condemn white supremacy. Instead he told right-wing extremist group The Proud Boys to “Stand back and stand by.”
The comment drew swift backlash. Kamala Harris told MSNBC viewers that Trump’s rhetoric was “a dog whistle through a bullhorn.”
The Proud Boys, on the other hand, celebrated Trump’s callout. “Trump basically said to go f**k them up. This makes me so happy,” one prominent Proud Boy said.
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Trump boasted at #Debates2020 that his Opportunity Zone tax breaks helped Black Americans. We've reported numerous instances where they benefited wealthy Whites. In FL, wealthy GOP donors successfully lobbied for a break for a superyacht marina:…
But wait. There's more.
Like Cleveland Cavaliers owner & Quicken founder Dan Gilbert, whose company donated $750K to Trump's inaugural fund, scored opportunity zone status for wealthy parts of Detroit where he owns billions in property #Debates2020…
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank got a huge tax break — at the expense of the city's poorer neighborhoods — for a plot of land under a highway but near a development project he owns #Debates2020…
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Trump has a decades-long history of racism. In 1973, he and his father were accused of refusing to rent apartments to Black people, for example. This June article dives into his track record. #Debates2020
Most recently, Trump has mocked Kamala Harris’ name, used racist critiques of her debate performance and leaned into birther conspiracies similar to the ones he pushed during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Trump has repeatedly launched racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and three other women of color serving in Congress who are informally known as “The Squad.” In September, he told Omar that this isn’t her country and mocked her birthplace.
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Trump says he will create a "beautiful health care plan" at #Debates2020. He has never thought past repealing the ACA and still has no coherent health care agenda. He and congressional Republicans failed to repeal it in 2017 and haven’t tried again.
But Trump’s Justice Department backs a lawsuit brought from a group of state Republican officials to achieve the same outcome, a case the Supreme Court is due to hear one week after Election Day.
If the plaintiffs win, the entire law could disappear, along with health coverage for an estimated 21 million people. Companies could also deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions once again.
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Kristen Welker moves to the topic of American families and health care in #Debates2020: Over 20 million Americans get their insurance through the Affordable Care Act... if the Supreme Court does overturn that law, what would you do if they have their insurance taken away?
Trump: "What I would like to do is a much better health care. Much better. We'll always protect people with pre-existing [conditions.]"

"I'd like to terminate Obamacare, come up with a brand new beautiful health care."
Biden: "What I'm going to do is pass Obamacare with a public option, become Bidencare."

"Secondly, we're going to make sure we reduce the premiums and drug prices by making sure that there's competition that doesn't exist now."
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Trump and Biden are asked about their health care policies during the #Debates2020.
Although Biden isn’t campaigning in favor of anything as dramatic as “Medicare for All,” it’s hard to overstate the differences between his vision for American health care and Trump’s.
Like his fellow Republicans, Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and for the government to do less about the cost and the availability of decent coverage.
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Biden had a terse final comment on Trump’s tax returns during #Debates2020: "You have been saying for four years you are going to release your taxes. Nobody knows, Mr. President. What they do know is that you are not paying your taxes, or you are paying taxes that are so low.”
Last month, Trump’s biographer warned that the president’s massive debt makes him vulnerable to foreign influence — and a threat to national security.
Trump is in a position to use the power of his office to erase some of his $421 million debt by obtaining lucrative deals for his international companies from foreign interests looking to curry favor with the U.S. government.
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Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going head to head in #Debates2020… Image
Biden says Trump should have been dealing with Covid-19 instead of playing golf...
With Trump muted, Biden goes on the offensive for Rudy Giuliani
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Trump brings up the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story at #Debates2020. Critical elements of the feature are dubious, contradictory or outright false.
As the Post tells it, Biden’s son, Hunter, left his damaged laptop at a Delaware repair shop last spring, but he never came back for it. The shop owner made a copy of the hard drive and gave it to Robert Costello — an attorney for Rudy Giuliani — who later gave it to the Post.
The hard drive contained a 2015 email from a top executive at Burisma.
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A team of New York Times journalists is fact-checking tonight's final presidential debate.

Follow along, and see all of our #2020Debates fact checks here.
The first question in the final presidential debate was on the coronavirus, and President Trump made a false claim about the state of the outbreak in the U.S.

Find all of our fact checks for the #Debates2020 here. Image
President Trump defended his administration's record on the coronavirus by claiming, without evidence, that a vaccine would be available far sooner than experts say it will be.

Find all of our fact checks for the #Debates2020 here. Image
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