Magazine August 10, 2020, Issue

The Committee on Presidential Debates

Joe Biden in South Carolina in February, President Trump at the White House in April (Elizabeth Frantz, Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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October 15, 2020
The Second Presidential Debate
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, Fla.

Page 3:

President Trump: Elephant!

Vice President Biden: I didn’t see the picture clearly. Can you show it —

President Trump: No, because I just said what it was and now it’s not a question because I answered it first.

Vice President Biden: Then just show me another picture of an animal. Anyone? Bret? Rachel?

Judy Woodruff: If we could, gentlemen, I’d like to continue with a theme that has been raised many times in this campaign —

President Trump: Judy, can I — Judy —

Vice President Biden: I’m thirsty.

President Trump: I

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