CNN’s Dana Bash on Debate: ‘That Was a Sh*t Show’
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It's probably safe to assume just about everyone who watched Tuesday night's first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden finished the night very frustrated.
It was also tough to watch moderator Chris Wallace jumping on every Trump interruption and "moving on" when Biden was on the ropes and struggling to answer counter-attacks from Trump.
During a segment on CNN, network correspondent Dana Bash referred to the debate as being nothing short of a “sh*t show.”
Bash said the term was appropriate given the aggressive combativeness from Trump and Biden.
“You just took the words out of my mouth,” Bash said. “You used some high-minded language. I’m just going to say it like it is. That was a shit show. And, you know, we’re on cable. We can say that. Apologies for being maybe a little bit crude, but that is really the phrase that I’m getting, you know, from people on both sides of the aisle on text. And it’s the only phrase that I can think of to really describe it.”
As expected, now several in the media are pushing for Biden not to do any more debates with Trump.
MSNBC's "Morning" Joe Scarborough took to Twitter to implore Biden to pull out of all future debates, citing unfairness, which is a laughable claim of all the things he could have said.
"This is a colossal waste of the American people’s time. If they are not going to cut his mic so we can have an exchange of ideas, then Biden should not attend any more debates," the "Morning Joe" host tweeted to his more than 2.7 million followers.
"Hey Team Biden, if this continues you, pull him off the stage. And do not do any more debates. This is a disgrace," he added.
Newsweek also published a story featuring several lefties begging Biden to skip the next two debates:
Steve Schmidt, who worked on several Republican campaigns including the late Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid, also argued there should be no further debates.
"@JoeBiden is destroying @realDonaldTrump," Schmidt tweeted. "Trump is unhinged, sweating, angry and blustering. He is losing. He is falling apart. This debate is a disgrace. There should be no more. Let this be the closing argument."
Veteran conservative Bill Kristol published an op-ed in The Bulwark making the same argument. He is editor-at-large of the site and has been a strong critic of the president.
"There should be no more 'debates,'" Kristol wrote. "For the sake of the country, Joe Biden should refuse to appear again on the same stage as Donald Trump. Biden can have weekly or twice weekly town halls."
"But he should not put the nation through another ordeal like that," he said.
Guess we will see if Team Biden pulls out of debates.