The man understands the stakes of the election and lays them out clearly. This is the most important issue at stake in the election: we have to go back to normal ASAP.
He talks about the increased alcoholism, drug abuse, divorces and depression due to the lockdown. He gets it. People are not meant to be locked down and isolated.
“He will shut it down again. He will destroy this country. You know, a lot of people—between drugs, alcohol and depression, when you start shutting it down, you take a look at what’s happening in some of your Democrat-run states. One of them came out last week, ‘Oh we’re gonna open up on November 9th.’ Why November 9th? Because it’s after the election. They think they’re hurting us by keeping it closed. They’re hurting people. People know what to do: they can social distance, they can wear masks, they can wash their hands, or whatever they want. They’ve gotta open these states up…”
He gets it.
Many times in the debate Biden stared into the camera with his Botoxed face and rambled about how Trump doesn’t care about you at all and blah blah blah.
But in that one statement Trump made it clear that he’s the only one with a clue. He’s the one that actually gives a shit about the American people who after six months of lockdown are starting to realize that the lockdowns are worse than the virus itself.
The most evil people in the country are the Democratic governors who are cruelly keeping the lockdowns in place because they figure it’ll hurt Trump. Biden and his people do not care at all about the American people. They will do whatever it takes to regain power because that’s all they care about. That’s why they’re in government: money and power.
This was Trump’s best moment of the whole debate. Sure he had a lot of great zingers and haymakers that he landed but this was the most substantive and empathetic line maybe in the history of presidential debates. This was the President of the United States making perfectly clear that he understands what the American people are going through and how hard this has been on us.
The Democrats only care about the Covid death toll (which is wildly inflated) to the extent that they can use it to attack Trump, so they can regain power. Not once did Biden provide a nuanced take on the coronavirus and demonstrate that he understands that the American people simply cannot be locked down indefinitely.