What Donald Trump Tweeted After Fiery Presidential Debate With Joe Biden

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took place on Tuesday and saw fiery exchanges between the candidates.

Trump took to Twitter following the debate and sent a large number of tweets and retweets about the event, many of them critical of Biden and the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace.

The president has long used Twitter as a means to communicate with his followers and often criticizes political opponents directly on the social media platform. However, Trump mainly relied on other users' tweets to make his point about the debate.

Trump shared a number of clips of the debate interspersed with campaign videos about Biden and his son, Hunter, whose alleged business dealings with foreign nationals were the topic for one contentious portion of the night. He also quoted some of his own comments.

The president was keen to highlight his support among police officers. The Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union, has endorsed him.

"The American people want LAW & ORDER — Joe Biden won't even say those words!" Trump tweeted, later adding: "Joe Biden could not name a single Law Enforcement group that supports his candidacy!"

Trump also repeated his criticism of Biden and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 Americans have died from the virus but the president claimed on Tuesday that more lives would have been lost if Biden had been president.

"Joe wants to shut down this Country. I want to keep it OPEN!" he tweeted. "If we listened to Joe Biden on coronavirus, millions of people would have died!"

Trump also had criticism for moderator Chris Wallace. He shared a meme showing himself opposed to both Biden and Wallace, who has come under sustained criticism from across the political spectrum.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020

Trump also shared a number of tweets from supportive social media users, some with verified blue ticks. All were supportive of the president and many harshly criticized both Biden and Wallace.

The last tweet Trump shared about last night's debate was from former congressman and current Republican congressional candidate Darrell Issa, who's running in California's 50th district.

"Tonight, Joe Biden made it clear that if he's elected he's prepared to perpetually lockdown the American people, shut the economy down again, and make sure schools stay closed," Issa wrote. "That statement alone makes it worth fighting every day between now and November 3rd."

Donald Trump Participates in the First Debate
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images