- During Tuesday’s debate, President Donald Trump kept interrupting former Vice President Joe Biden, something remarked upon by moderator Chris Wallace.
- ‘Well, frankly you’ve been doing more interrupting,’ Wallace said to Trump at one point.
- The rule-breaking is nothing new for Trump, but it was apparently unprecedented in a debate, as widely commented on by cable news throughout the post-mortem. (Aside from, of course, the 2016 debates.)
- White-collar rule-breaking going unpunished has become a persistent feature of American capitalism in the 2000s, as famously captured by the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, when no CEOs faced prosecution.
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Tuesday night’s presidential debate is already historic for the immediate and widespread criticism it inspired. CNN’s Dana Bash instantly called it a “s—show” while Jake Tapper called it a “hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.”
But even those strongly worded criticisms don’t