Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeatedly clashed at the first of three scheduled presidential debates.
At one point, Biden even told Trump to “shut up, man!” as he refused to say if he wants to add justices to the Supreme Court during the first presidential debate.
Biden declined answer when asked if he would support adding justices to the court if Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is confirmed to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Biden said, “Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue. The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You’re in voting, now vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel. But vote now.”
Trump interjected: “Are you going to pack the court? Are you going to pack the court? He doesn’t want to answer.”
“I’m not going to answer the question, because the question is, the question is, the question is —” Biden said, as Trump continued to press him to answer.
“Will you shut up, man?” the former vice president said.
Trump persisted: “Who is on your list, Joe? Who is on your list? He’s going to pack the court.”
Biden scoffed, “This is so unpresidential”, adding: “Keep yapping man!”
Tuesday’s debate was much-awaited by both Trump and Biden supporters. Reactions however, are far from positive. Most people say it was hardly a debate at all.