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Rachel Maddow reacts to the first 2020 presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, pointing out that the debate makes clear that the election is a referendum on whether Americans want normal civic politics or Trump's brand of lying and chaos. Aired on 09/29/2020.
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Maddow: 'This Sort Of Debate Shouldn't Happen In A Democracy.' | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

79 Comments on "Maddow: ‘This Sort Of Debate Shouldn’t Happen In A Democracy.’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Chris Wallace should learn the difference between ‘moderator’ and ‘spectator.’

  2. The closer Trump gets to paying up for years of wrecking a country, the crazier he’ll get. Expect it to get worse.
    That’s not a threat. That’s a heads up. Just use the last 4 years as a measure.

  3. Can we all agree that no matter who your candidate choice is, that this was a low point in our history….

    • Yep. Trump being the definition of “low point”.

    • @saintnash1 Trump is going to jail

    • @Robert Gavin I would like to see him in an orange jumpsuit. It would match the rest of him. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s going to happen. You seem to have faith in our judicial system. You may not realize it, but the judicial system is what got us in this mess to start with. I have no faith in them.

    • @saintnash1 it will happen when he loses

    • @Philip Isaac Not smart, selfish, greedy, irresponsible…. When “smart people ” don’t pay taxes, who do you think picks up the slack? And ask yourself this: do I want to live without public sewage, police who respond to my calls, firefighters, road upkeep, postal service for everyday letters, street lights, basic court systems and buildings, clean water, use of the electric grid, the prisons that keep some (if not enough) criminals off our streets….? And more. Paying taxes is buying into the greater value of a decent society. Decent people pull their own weight in this important endeavor. When you applaud him for screwing society, remember that you are admiring someone who can (and should) carry their own weight for not doing so, and that You will have to help make up the difference.

  4. This debate is a mockery of democracy that Americans believe in.


    • @KindIn TheMind Not ” a bundant”, the word is “abundant “. Are you foreign, or just a fool?

    • What? The Left has convinced semi-literate hysterics that the bogey man of white nationalism actually exists. Name one! Name any “white-nationalist” issue that should displace poverty or joblessness or mental health. The Democratic Party has become a home for hand-wringing hysterics who have regressed to a prepubescent stage of development … cancelling everything and accusing everyone of racism. Sigh

    • Bully

    • wordsculpt – uhm, you’d be surprised

    • Trace 23 – out of the two choices, Trump is the better choice. Biden couldn’t even walk off the stage unassisted

  6. Its the most shameful debate in all times …. is that the quality of commander in chief ? I wonder wat quality of men and women in white house !

  7. When I looked at crazy red faced sweaty Don during the debate it strucked me how much the late Chris Farley would have nailed playing this guy in an over the top (not so much) version.

  8. The louder he speaks the less he says.
    Lying, Denying, Yelling, Bullying, only legitimizes his incompetence.
    His refusal to denounce
    White Supremacy speaks volumes to his hated of America and the American People.
    He has conspired with Putin to steal the election again. He is a threat to our National Security and you all know it.
    His only goal is to stay out of prison and will do whatever it takes to accomplish it.

  9. Trump is losing so he throws the game pieces and board on the floor like a child and then he says I won you cheated.

    • @Jesús Fernández Imagine being smart enough to legally pay only $750 in federal income taxes. That man should be President.

    • Jesús Fernández | September 30, 2020 at 5:13 PM | Reply


    • @Philip Isaac If you have nothing intelligent to say, say nothing.

    • @JW Pepper That was completely Illiterate. First, “your ” is what is called a possessive, it indicates that something belongs to, or is associated with “you “; “you’re ” (this is the word you wanted) is the contraction of “you are ” and the apostrophe (the little symbol at the top that looks like this ‘ ) indicates that one or more letters are missing. Now let’s move on to “unhingement “: There is no such word. If you want to call someone “unhinged “, say it that way, don’t make up a new word. And the complete lack of sentence structure, (seriously, are you a Russian troll?)…. It works like this: subject (you), + verb (you didn’t use one, it would be a form of “to be “) a/an and the then your (note my use of the possessive) adjective (a word that describes the noun).

    • He is a classic, clinical Malignant Narcissist. This is what they do.

  10. “Stand by” for WHAT!? Believe me that was no joke! That wasn’t anything less than a directive!! Believe him! Do not dismiss this statement!!

  11. Next time just shut the orange freaks microphone off when he becomes belligerent

  12. Just do the “debate” like this: Trumpshenko stays in his bunker and gets questions Zoomed to him and has his 2-minute rant which gets cut off EXACTLY at 2 minutes. No BS. No “Finish up, sir.” Just cut it. We could even have a 10 second countdown to cutoff time. Biden is on the debate stage and has the same setup. No interaction. Same topics. Same chances to answer, or in Trumpshenko’s case, chances to rant & ramble in his insanity. Or just cancel the last “debates” and Biden can cut commercials where he talks directly to Americans about his plans. He also can do local and national media interviews. Trumpshenko can keep getting together with his flock of zombies and spit on each other.

    • I want to know why they didn’t cut off his mic? They have the ability. Everyone knew what was coming and how Trump was going to act. After three plus years we ALL know his actions by now. There was NO excuse for what happened last night period

    • Pashak de Scilly | September 30, 2020 at 3:42 PM | Reply

      @Dee Pattison Not sure Trumpski could cope with that, how about he tweets his answers?

    • I’m sorry, is the Trumpshenko label the result of Hillary’s Uranium One projection, Biden’s Ukraine Extortion projection, of the entire failed Mueller fiasco headlines which never came true…..cuz I get confused?

    • Only the adults are allowed in the room. The toddler-in-chief has to sit time out in their own little sound-proof room.

    • @Mindy W Funny you would say that while the D and C is actively promoting murdering black babies at TRIPLE rates of abortion.

  13. TURN OFF TRUMP”S MICROPHONE………………’s that easy

    • Janise Bartlett | September 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM | Reply

      His team must agree. If they won’t, the debates should be cancelled. Trump doesn’t want a debate. He wants what he always wants. Center stage with a large audience so he can rant, whine, and lie, lie, lie. Trump lost that debate. No minority should vote for him when he is openly calling on white supremacists.

    • Dumb comment. Very dumb … low-IQ comment

    • @Scott Smith Russian bot. No account.

  14. Michelle Mueller-Misplay | September 30, 2020 at 8:43 AM | Reply

    Scariest statement when asked to stop the Proud Boys militia “STAND BACK, STAND BY”

    • Proud Boys are the white BLM. They are not white supremacists or the KKK which barely exists.

    • @Philip Isaac The concept of a ‘white BLM’ doesn’t make sense. BLM exists to protest against the fact that people of colour are massively discriminated against, in America and around the world. White people aren’t systematically discriminated against, so they have nothing to fight against. You can’t fight discrimination that doesn’t exist.

  15. Q the omnipotent | September 30, 2020 at 8:48 AM | Reply

    We got no information from the debate because Trump wouldn’t let anyone else talk.

    • What information from Biden were you looking for? Biden admitted he hates the police, supports BLM, supports antifa, is determined to raise taxes, will force nationwide mask mandate forever, and didn’t know why he was there.

    • @Philip Isaac
      You got all that from the “debate”? Trumputin kept talking over Biden, so how did you hear all that? Or is it just the voices in your head?

    • Philip Isaac Ok so wait let me get this straight he “hates law enforcement” but also “wrote the crime Bill” LOL ! He didn’t “condemn Antifa” but he accurately described it and then condemned violence literally all across the board. He both wants to raise taxes but also wants to defund the police ??? LMAOOOO the double think on your guys end is crazy 😂😂😂

    • @Philip Isaac I guess you don’t want none of that. Let me ask you a question since you don’t want nothing and you did absolutely nothing for your country so far I’m I’m assuming. Veterans don’t talk like you’re talking. And you absolutely don’t know what the f*** you’re talking about you don’t give a s*** about your fellow man. This is a nation we help each other here we also help all over the world. Hey you what did you do. You think about that

    • @Philip Isaac You should be aware of what “antifa ” means. It is short for “anti fascist “. Do you support fascism? Do you even know what facism is?

  16. Never in all my years did I think I would hear a President of the United States publicly ask, let alone during a Nationally televised debate ask a Racist, White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi group to “Stand down but stand by”.

    • He didn’t even say “stand down”, he said “stand back”. There’s a big difference between those two statements to me.

    • Andy he said both.

    • Lives will be lost because of Drump saying “stand by” in that context. Thing is, he does not care one bit, as long as he can stay out of prison after election.
      What does someone have to do to be burnt on a stack in front of those he’s screwing (on both sides)?

    • With this so-called president of the United States of America, the world and the country don’t finish to hear and to see.
      Now, no one knows what he meant by that. Call him, and ask him why? His answer will be that was sarcasm.
      Yeah right!

    • Stand by being said to the white supremacists by a sitting president is truly scary. Stand by for what?

  17. The super sad thing is that there are people who call that powerful. I literally don’t understand – I just don’t.

  18. Trump believes he is already a dictator and acts like one. Trump has no respect for America, Americans, democracy or the constitution.

  19. Most conflicted person: secret service agent with integrity.

    • Janise Bartlett | September 30, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      I’ve thought of that. Give your life for his??? I couldn’t so I wouldn’t do that job.

    • @Janise Bartlett oh wow even deeper fact…you are right…no way not for him…

    • @Janise Bartlett oh wow even deeper fact…you are right…no way not for him…

    • @mark merzweiler nahh the U.S. Marshals take care of that usually. Think I read about that in the Constitution. If he loses, N.Y. is going to be watching him towards the final days in office anyway so they can nab him for tax fraud before he flees out of the country. The secret service may help too. Didn’t Capone die in prison of syphilis?🤔🤔🤔😄😎 Vote him out. I voting Blue down the line. You can vote for whomever you want. But he just needs to be held accountable.

    • I know exactly what you meant and I think about more often everyday!! I would love to be a fly on the wall during private conversations amongst the Secret Service!!!

  20. Trump CAN’T debate, he just shouts and trows insults around.

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