Taxes, debt, white supremacy at Trump town hall | USA TODAY

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White supremacy and his own debts were questions President Trump had to face at a town hall.

It wasn't as combative as the first presidential debate, but Thursday's competing town halls between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden had plenty of tense moments.

The candidates were originally scheduled to square off in a town hall debate on this day in Miami. But the Commission on Presidential Debates last week announced the debate would be held virtually due to the president's COVID-19 diagnosis on Oct. 1. The debate was eventually canceled.

Instead, both candidates scheduled televised town halls, Trump on NBC, Biden on ABC.

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93 Comments on "Taxes, debt, white supremacy at Trump town hall | USA TODAY"

  1. Well, that was completely uninformative.

    • nobody nowhere | October 16, 2020 at 12:58 AM | Reply

      WYM? They went over all the major points he talked about

    • ​@nobody nowhere Haven’t had a chance to watch the whole broadcast, but I doubt denouncing white supremacy for the umpteenth time took up this large a portion of the real interview.

  2. As a critical thinker and person looking for news, I can’t stand even 5 seconds of listening to USA Today.

    • Robert Johnson | October 16, 2020 at 3:55 AM | Reply

      @Strada505 he never said any such thing about all Mexicans. Stop lying! Draft dodger? LOL, that include Biden, Clinton, Bernie, as well. BTW: I thought liberals admired people that wouldn’t serve in Vietnam? Bernie, spent his days protesting the Vietnam war with a bunch of dope smoking hippies. And your beloved Hillary had the woman’s privilege of never even having to register for the draft, but considering she had no problem marrying the most infamous draft dodger of all time do you have any doubts she would have done the same? THIS FROM SNOPES>>> *_”That Bill Clinton went to great lengths to avoid the Vietnam-era draft, that he used political connections to obtain special favors, and that he made promises and commitments which he later failed to honor, are all beyond dispute.”_* Lots of people pulled strings to get out of the Vietnam draft, and you hateful leftest losers have held them all in highest regard as you spat on people coming home from the war. So your fake outrage about Trump getting a medical deferment is LAUGHABLE

    • @Lostcoy * looks nervously left then right *
      Only people who are “awake” know the truth? No your wrong… only people who are semiconscious are truly in the know. Lemme ask ya something. Do you like ovaltine? WELL DO YOU?!?!

    • @MagikoopaGames I’m not saying that racism doesn’t exist, you got me all wrong. I’m saying that no, the entire nation isn’t plagued by racism. We’ve enjoyed a relative time of equality and prosperity, identity politics however is starting to reverse the progress we’ve made. When you start looking through the lense of race oppression and privilege, you regress on the strides we’ve made in race equality. Racist people do exist, I’m not saying that they don’t. I’m simply saying that the entire system isn’t racist and in need of reworking.

    • @Mr. LA Tours This is my point exactly. Identity politics has gone to a point where, “you must be white to believe such a thing.” I’m Hispanic, and I’ve lived a relatively poor area for my life. Just because of this fact I shouldn’t be taken more, or less seriously. You leftists can’t tell the difference between racism as a whole, and a racist system. My point was that yes, racism does most certainly exist, however that does not equate to the entire system in which the US operates under to be one of “white supremacy”. You’re so ignorant to assume just because racism used to be a big issue, and still is on the individual level, that we need to radically change our way of government to solve this boogeyman of “systemic racism”.

    • You added the name calling and call for a systemic change in government. I never said such a thing. I offer the prophetic poem, which could describe you, “First, They Came”. Ponder it!

      “First they came for the Communists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Communist

      Then they came for the Socialists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Socialist

      Then they came for the trade unionists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a trade unionist

      Then they came for the Jews
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Jew

      Then they came for me
      And there was no one left
      To speak out for me.”

  3. Why not just play the unedited clips and let us hear for ourselves?

    • @communityband1 I don’t think tax payer money should go toward funding the lives of folks who came into the country illegally. Plain and simple.

    • @communityband1 I’m fine with more workers, legal workers. Or people with work visas, just do it legally.

    • @communityband1 95/100 people are not killed due to guns though. That situation you mentioned is arguably over simplified. A hypothetical, absolute situation doesn’t exist. Why would I surrender my right to protect myself and my family by bending to the will of those who want to take my gun, and also use guns to protect themselves? Especially when I have done nothing wrong. People who do wrong should be punished to the full extent of the law, especially in regards to weapons, including m, but not limited to, being blacklisted from possessing them at all.

    • communityband1 | October 16, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @DBZD Having a conversation that goes on forever because neither of us put thought into it makes less sense to me.

      _”I don’t think tax payer money should go toward funding the lives of folks who came into the country illegally. Plain and simple.”_ It’s not that simple. They’re creating tax revenue, they’re creating demand, and they’re boosting our economy. They create more value than they consume. That’s why kicking them out of the country would cause us more harm than good. How much harm? Estimates show that if we literally removed all undocumented immigrants from our country, the loss would be a chunk of the economy about the size of Texas’ contribution. That’s staggering. Should we reform legal immigration? Yes. But Donald Trump was the wrong pick for that because he campaigned against policies that experts agree on and which both Republicans and Democrats already demonstrated they can get behind. A bill passed the Senate 68 to 32. It didn’t pass the House because Republican leadership refused to allow a vote. Solving immigration requires a Republican president who will provide that conservative leadership.

    • @communityband1 it’s that simple for me. Why should my taxes fund someone who’s first actions with our country was breaking our laws. Come on in, but do it legally. We don’t need some MS13 gang banger doing construction in our neighborhoods and schools under the radar. It’s just like guns, background checks, regulations, vetting people. I’d like to read into that bill, Democrats love sneaking in all kinds of other points they want addressed in stuff like that. Just like with the stimulus package.

  4. This is the same woman who helped set up the covington boys
    Her credibility is ZILCH

  5. Here’s three quarters of a second of Trumps statements overlapped with awakening music while we describe what Trump was “really” saying… perfect video for those who soak in the news by skimming headlines and assuming the tone presented by the news outlet is the same thing as the truth

    • @Logan Dawson There is a difference between offended, and disgusted.

    • @Buckit True.

    • @nobody nowhere not even near a summary of what he said

    • Ashraf Alsahooly | October 16, 2020 at 6:38 AM | Reply

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    • @Stan Jay Dems are not being honest? In other breaking news, the sun rises in the east. 😉

  6. All these videos on “breaking news” get super downvoted lol

    • @Ståle Skjegget I’m getting a headache

    • @Alex Smith It proves a lot. The massive lies and propaganda are not enough to get your way anymore, more people are truly woke instead of liberal “woke”.

    • @TOAOM123
      Yes, key word “usually”, but Trump is very much an exception, he wasn’t exactly cherished during his time in office (like I mentioned previously with his approval rating, he also didn’t really fulfill any of his campaign promises, mishandled COVID, messed up foreign relations with several very important countries, cut back some of Obama’s legislation seemingly out of a personal hatred for him), among other things…).

      The democrats are at a heavy advantage this year for multiple reason:

      They had a large number of potential candidates to choose from

      They have an opponent that is easy to call out, due to a lot of Trumps controversial actions

      Trump was in office for COVID, so many members of the public blame him for mishandling it

      Trump underwent the impeachment process, and although he was fully impeached, it was a very bad look (whether you personally believe the allegations or not)

      Several of his previous campaign staff got arrested for various criminal charges, again putting him at a disadvantage

      Statistically, more old people have died from COVID (so the Republican vote will be slightly less this year, this one isn’t really that major but it is important to bring up how the virus has hurt the Republican voter base).

      All of these reasons I believe you can agree affect Trumps ability to win the election, whether you personally agree with some of them or not.

  7. Warren Courtney | October 16, 2020 at 12:55 AM | Reply

    WTF is this editing? 2 seconds of dialogue for every 20 seconds of musically backed agenda?

  8. Why do these YouTube channels owned by traditional news media always have such abrupt cuts like this. Youtube telling me “this is breaking news” but show like 5 seconds total lol

    • Because “Enquiring minds want to know”.. BTW.. Cher had a baby with a martian..

    • To give you the headlines you might want to read more about, or, better yet, actually go watch the Town Hall and see what he said yourself? You don’t have to watch a sub one minute video summary of an over one hour live event, especially if you’re going to expect to get all the facts and, who am I kidding, misinformation and disinformation from Trump?

    • Racist tell 11 lies a second. It has to be done this way

    • @ls400s I know. Obama tells a lot of lies.

    • Starts with a Letter | October 16, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

      @Michael Wilson haha sounds about right. These misunderstood cry babies in this and every video comment section regarding trump are always hysterical. I’ve never seen so much stupidity ball’d up into a human being before this year.

  9. impossibledrms | October 16, 2020 at 12:57 AM | Reply

    All cheap shots. Why didn’t she ask real questions. I also want to know when the very same people will ask Biden real questions where he has to think. Asking Trump about how much he owes on mortgages is like a child asking mommy and daddy how they’re going to pay for the house. Answer is:. You cannot explain it to either because they won’t understand.

    • @Mark M go watch the Wolfe Blitzer interview with that demon Pelosi. Then hit the comment section where the trump supporters dissect her for interrupting. Both sides are the same. Elected officials and their followers. You’re all blind. Bidens gonna die soon and trump is a thin skinned mary. It don’t even matter who you vote for. Trump was a gift from the democratic party.

    • @John Bernie was screwed the first time. He ran a play this time. I supported him in 2016.

    • @freeamsterdam pandemic? It couldn’t keep trump down for a day. You people are funny. All the numbers have to be inflated. Trump is old, overweight, and eats fast food constantly.

    • She can’t think of any real questions to ask so she rehashed BS already addressed. She’s an airhead casting couch bimbo!

  10. Armando Juarez | October 16, 2020 at 12:57 AM | Reply

    So what are y’all trying to do here

  11. Bias!!? Are you?? Making everything look and sound bad…when you ” The Media” have an agenda for YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAIN! Your pathetic!!

  12. Thumbs down just for playing the worm out race card

    • @John Bold Idiot. Trump in his last rally talked about “rescuing the suburbs” – from what? from who? You know but you’re so immoral that you won’t admit you know damn well what he’s talking about. Dispicable! Disgusting. A vote for Trump is nothing less than a vote for racism. But like the guy you support and vote for – you lie through your teeth and you know it but pretend you don’t. AMORAL Republicans all

    • Justin Ethnostate | October 16, 2020 at 8:24 AM | Reply

      @toomanyaccounts but they are fine people, Trump knows it, he also knows that if he came out and said it the livestock that pass for sentient beings in this country would all die of mass, spasmodic seizures

    • Leonard Persin | October 16, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

      @Ulysses432 defend a racist? What did comrade Biden say about racial bussing again ?😂 you’re a clown and uninformed

    • @Ulysses432 Colors, yawn…….

    • @Ulysses432 Get out of your leftist bubble. THE MAN DENOUNCED WHITE SUPREMACY FOR YEEEEAAARRRSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. He didn’t change his reaction, he has already been saying he denounces it for the last few years. Go look up the videos. They’re all over YouTube for any one who wants to acknowledge them.

    • Then why did he say for right wing militias to *stand back* and *stand by*? Instead of simply saying, “I denounce them”? Why was it so hard for him to say that… I wonder….

    • @A. S. maybe because when he gave that response Wallace had specifically asked him to tell the militias to stand down.

    • Mitchell Anderson | October 16, 2020 at 10:08 AM | Reply

      @A. S. Right wing militias are not white supremacist, nice false dichotomy. Also he said Proud Boys stand down and stand by and they are not a white supremacist group either, their leader is Enrique Torrio…who is black.

  14. In other news, Biden said it’s okay for an eight year old to transition in his town hall.

  15. If they want to make it fair next time, have Tucker Carlson host Biden’s town hall.

    • Brandon Blanco | October 16, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      Ollie Oxenfree Have the BLM lynched any people? No right. Have they killed any people, no.

    • @Beaumont Warrior voting for Trump is like voting for Hitler to the store to get a fascist leader who does nothing for you but takes your money

    • @Brandon Blanco They have killed quite a few people lol. RIP David Dorn.

    • @Jim Michael Trump was getting destroyed in the “polls” back in 2016 remember? I cant wait to see far left socialist cry compilations on YouTube this year lol.

  16. He did not change his tune you fake news media he’s always denounced white supremacy 🤦‍♂️

  17. Critical Crusader | October 16, 2020 at 4:50 AM | Reply

    Denouncing “white supremacy” won’t pay my bills or make the riots stop.

  18. When the “news” sews doubt in reality, it’s not news, it’s propaganda

  19. Aurélien Fuentes | October 16, 2020 at 8:01 AM | Reply

    like always, trump vs the moderator and Biden vs Biden trying to not fall asleep

  20. Sleep_Paralysis_King | October 16, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

    Trump was constantly antagonized while Biden was treated like a child.

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