In my opinion, Trump won the debate.
Joe Biden certainly didn’t win it. He talked about the Poor Boys, shutting down the oil industry and how Abraham Lincoln was a racist. He wants mass amnesty within his first 100 days. Biden also compared North Korea to Hitler’s Germany which made Trump look reasonable on foreign policy.
As for COVID, Trump won that segment. He performed much better on that issue than in the first debate. Joe Biden wouldn’t have closed the border to stop the virus because it was “xenophobic.” There will also be a vaccine by the end of the year, which old and sick people will get first, which means the virus won’t be a problem for much longer. Biden’s solution to dealing with the virus is “more testing” and maybe even lockdowns which is pretty funny in light of having a vaccine and effective therapeutics.
The funniest part of the debate was when Trump went after Biden over the 1994 crime bill and criminal justice reform. YOU HAD EIGHT YEARS TO LET THE SUPERPREDATORS OUT OF PRISON, JOE. YOU’RE ALL TALK, NO ACTION! The GOP has coached him on these Dems R Real Racists talking points. He hit all the notes on opportunity zones and funding for HBCUs. Trump said he was the “least racist person” on the stage. We’ve heard it all before and it is a major focus of the 2020 campaign.
Did we learn anything new in this debate? Not really. Will it change anything? Unlikely. Immigration came up which worked in Trump’s favor a bit and highlighted the difference with Biden. If anyone gained anything from this debate, it was Trump who improved on his prior performance.