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Trump and Biden joust over their economic records in first presidential debate

September 30, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Trump hailed his administration’s economic record during the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday night, while his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, scrutinized the President’s policies for prioritizing the interests of the wealthy over those of working Americans.

In a hectic, back-and-forth exchange typical of what was a highly contentious debate between the two men, Trump praised his administration for building “the greatest economy in history”—one that he said was only derailed because of the coronavirus pandemic (or “the China plague,” in the President’s words), and which has shown signs of recovery as states across the country have loosened lockdown restrictions imposed amid the pandemic.

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