President Trump wins debate based on his record and Biden’s failures

Competence versus false promises


Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to the presidential debate:

“President Trump clearly showed why he should be re-elected to a second term as he demonstrated a much stronger understanding of the issues and how government works than Joe Biden who has spent his life sitting in a Senate seat and for eight years as Vice President. The most compelling question asked all night was by President Trump to Biden when he asked, ‘So Joe, why haven’t you done it?’ The entirety of the Biden campaign pretends that Joe just dropped in from outer space and is now going to fix problems that he has spent the past 47 years either creating, ignoring or not recognizing.

“What was particularly stunning in the debate was the complete inability of Biden to defend his record in politics.  He denied ownership of the 1994 mass incarceration act which he authored as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  He was not able to come up with a single thing he did to help anyone during his entire tenure in the Senate, and wasn’t able to offer anything new even on the federal government response to the coronavirus other than what the President has already done.  What’s worse, while Biden has said he would ‘listen to the scientists’ if they said to shut down the economy he would, tonight he ran away from that statement because it doesn’t poll well.

“The President’s vision of helping America recover from the coronavirus was also powerful and clear. A common-sense plan which protects the most vulnerable while ending the devastating impacts of the blanket shutdowns in largely Democrat run states.

“The President talked about continuing the historic recovery that will benefit every American without regard to the hyphens associated with them.  It is a fact that in February of 2020 before the Chinese virus was fully unleashed upon America, blacks, Hispanics, Asians and women employment was at all-time highs.  In spite of Joe Biden lying again about the trade deficit with China, it is fact that the trade deficit in 2020 is $31.7 billion lower than it was in 2016.

“Today, President Trump made me proud to be a supporter of his, and I believe that his straight talk and proven ability to get things done is needed now more than ever, particularly when his opponent has a lifetime of collecting government paychecks without earning them by getting anything productive done.”