President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded insults Tuesday night in an often out-of-control debate over taxes, COVID-19, the economy and mail-in ballots.
Military and veterans issues were not on the debate agenda, though neither candidate stuck to the plan. The issues surfaced only briefly on the periphery and then mostly as vehicles by both candidates to launch personal attacks.
Halfway through the 90-minute debate, Biden called Trump the “worst president America’s ever had.”
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Trump responded that he had turned around a nation left in ruin by the Obama administration, including “fixing the broken military you gave me.”
The president said his administration is responsible for “rebuilding the military, including Space Force.”
Biden later pivoted off a question about another issue to charge that Trump had remained silent on allegations that Russia