One specific rule—that each candidate would have two minutes of uninterrupted time to answer each question—went mostly ignored.
Instead, Trump intervened almost every time Biden responded to a question and cut off Wallace each time he tried to get him to respect the rules.
This interruption took place during the entire 90-minute debate, causing many Twitter users to voice their frustration online.
One hour and 13 minutes into the debate, the moderator reminds the president that he’s been violating the rules he agreed to.
free idea: mute the mics when they're not supposed to be talking have we learned nothing from Zoom — Jen Ortiz (@jenortiznyc) September 30, 2020.
Many Twitter users noted that the debate felt more like an argument or quarrel than a productive, political discussion.
“Monday night, both candidates interrupted, but Donald Trump interrupted far more eagerly than Hillary Clinton did — 25 times in the first 26 minutes,” Mark Oppenheimer wrote. »