Trump gaggled with reporters outside the White House on Wednesday and said, “By every measure, we won the debate easily last night. I think [Biden] was very weak. He looked weak, he was wining.”
The president added, “We won the debate by almost every poll that I saw. If you look at the various polls — I looked at about six of them. We won every one of them.”
He continued, “No, I don’t mind debating him. I hear he wants to get out of the debates, I don’t know.”
The President claims he saw polls that said he won the debate pic.twitter.com/CdkjhjXR6X— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 30, 2020
The debate polls scientifically conducted did not seem to break in favor of the president: CNN found that six in ten debate-watchers said Biden did a better job. CBS’ poll found that 48% of debate-watches said that Biden won while 41% gave it to Trump.
Some Twitter polls, which are unscientific because they are easily manipulated, gave the debate to Trump. C-SPAN and Telemundo both ran Twitter polls showing a Trump victory.
There is one constant denominator — the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been roundly characterized as a chaotic mess. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Wednesday that they were adding more “structure” to future debates.
In a statement, the Commission said, “Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.”
Biden panned Trump’s debate performance as a “national embarrassment”
During and after the debate, Trump attempted to pit progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his supporters against Biden. But Sanders told The View, “President Trump is somebody who is a pathological liar, somebody who doesn’t believe that the rules apply to him, and somebody who is a bull.”