How the chaos of the first debate was received at three very different watch parties

Posted by on September 30, 2020 1:26 am
Categories: Global Stories

The reality of the coronavirus pandemic was never far off as Americans gathered to watch the first presidential debate of 2020

The first US presidential debate of the 2020 campaign cycle was an experience most American voters had never witnessed before: a bitter and divisive spectacle on a night in which the reality of the coronavirus pandemic was never far off.

At a debate watch party for Donald Trump supporters at Glory Days, a bar in Seal Beach near Los Angeles, servers, but few patrons, were wearing masks. The crowd cheered whenever the president landed a line they liked, but stayed mostly quiet during the section of the debate when Biden made his case for why Trump had failed the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

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