- President Donald Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden a “typical politician” after he directly addressed American families during the final presidential debate.
- “I’m not a typical politician. That’s why I got elected,” Trump said. “Come on, Joe, you can do better.”
- The comments came after a back-and-forth of attacks about Trump’s businesses and Biden’s family.
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President Donald Trump mocked former Vice President Joe Biden after he turned directly to the camera to address American families during the final presidential debate.
“Just a typical politician when I see that,” Trump said. “I’m not a typical politician — that’s why I got elected.”
Biden pivoted to address viewers at home during a debate segment about national security that had shifted into a discussion about the president’s taxes and Biden’s son Hunter’s business dealings.
“There’s a reason he’s bringing up all of this malarkey,” Biden said. “He does not want to talk about the substantive issues. It’s not about his family and my family. It’s about your family and your family is hurting badly.”
“You’re sitting at the kitchen table this morning,” he said. “We should be talking about your families, but that’s the last thing he wants to talk about.”
Trump rebuked his Democratic opponent for veering off-topic.
“Let’s get off the subject of China and let’s talk around sitting around the table,” Trump said. “Come on Joe, you can do better than that.”
—ABC News (@ABC) October 23, 2020