Stephen Colbert calls Trump a giant baby after debate with Biden

President Donald Trump (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) /

Stephen Colbert delivered a live monologue Tuesday night after the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden

By all accounts, the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was a trainwreck. In his live monologue, Stephen Colbert laid much of the blame on President Trump for acting like a “giant baby.”

The debate featured very few instances of actual back-and-forth over policy ideas. Instead, President Trump had a clear strategy to disrupt and derail Vice President Biden as much as possible. Vice President Biden responded with insults at times and tried to get things back on track at others. Moderator Chris Wallace struggled to keep President Trump under control or allow for uninterrupted responses.

Colbert’s debate recap made it clear that the American people watching at home lost. He argued that President Trump’s constant disruptions made the debate worthless other than to further expose the president’s pettiness and lack of respect.

Stephen Colbert had low expectations for President Trump’s debate performance

After the 2016 debates with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and four years of fighting with reporters, no one should have been surprised by President Donald Trump’s debate performance. Colbert certainly wasn’t considering he’s spent years calling out the president’s lack of morality.

President Trump spent the debate insulting Vice President Biden’s intelligence, mocking him for wearing a mask and holding small campaign events, and questioning his son’s business dealings. Colbert points out that these took the place of actual facts or nuanced discussions on how President Trump plans to improve the economy or help the country through the pandemic. The insults were much more in line with how a giant baby acts, argued Colbert.

In the brief moments in which President Trump did try to respond to Chris Wallace’s questions, Colbert came about as close as he could to being shocked. President Trump failed to directly condemn white supremacists, suggested forest fires weren’t related to climate change (again), and was silent on Russian bounties.

Colbert concluded by wondering how the American people can be expected to go through this two more times. The debate was not helpful in a time when the country is facing unprecedented challenges and is looking for leadership.

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