First Presidential Debate Reactions


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President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden met for the first of three scheduled presidential debates on September 29. Topics were supposed to include COVID-19, the economy, and the political records of both men. To hear more analysis of what happened, The 21st spoke to a chief political reporter from the Chicago Tribune. The 21st also heard from listeners about what they made of the debate. 


Rick Pearson, Chief political reporter, Chicago Tribune


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