Hollywood Slams Trump’s Failure To Condemn White Supremacists During First Night Of Presidential Debates

Trump Offered Barrett Nomination Three Days After Ginsburg’s Death

President Donald Trump offered Judge Amy Coney Barrett the nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 21, three days after Ginsburg’s death, according to a questionnaire prepared for Senate confirmation hearings.

Trump said publicly he was still selecting his nominee from a pool of “five women” up until the announcement at the White House last Saturday.

“I have five women that I’m very much looking at,” Trump said in a Sept. 24 in a Fox News Radio interview.

But Barrett, inthe questionnaire submitted by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee on her behalf, said she had a telephone call about the Supreme Court vacancy with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Counsel Pat Cipollone on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The next day, they invited her to Washington to meet with the president, who also called.

The day after that, Monday Sept. 21, “the president offered me the nomination on that day, and I accepted, subject to finalizing the vetting process,” Barrett says in the questionnaire.

In one part of the report, she states that her net worth is about $2.6 million.

— With assistance by Steven T. Dennis, and Gregory Korte

Biden tells Trump to 'shut up, man' after 20 minutes of constant bickering in the first presidential debate

  • Democratic nominee Joe Biden got fed up with President Donald Trump cutting him off and talking over him through the beginning of Monday night's debate.
  • "Would you shut up, man?" Biden told Trump.
  • Despite efforts from moderator Chris Wallace to maintain order, the crosstalk persisted.
  • "That was a really productive segment. Keep yappin', man," Biden later said.
  • Biden also asked, "Will he just shush for a minute?"
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After getting cut off by President Donald Trump repeatedly over the first 20 minutes of Monday night's debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally had enough.

"Would you shut up, man?" Biden told Trump.

Moderator Chris Wallace eventually had to move on to a new subject with 70 minutes to go, and Biden quipped that not much got done with all of the cross talk to start out.

"That was a really productive segment. Keep yappin', man," Biden said.

Minutes later, Biden told Trump to "just shush" after the president kept interjecting despite Wallace trying to keep things orderly.

Biden says 'it's hard to get a word in with this clown' after Trump interrupts him

  • After another episode of getting cut off and shouted over by President Donald Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden briefly lost his cool during Tuesday's debate.
  • "It's hard to get any word in with this clown," he said.
  • Biden then caught himself and added, "Excuse me, this person."
  • Moderator Chris Wallace kept attempting to keep Trump to his campaign's agreement on allowing for two minutes of uninterrupted speaking time, but to no avail.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden called President Donald Trump a "clown" at Monday night's debate.

Trump kept hectoring Biden and cutting him off, specifically invoking the name of Biden's lone remaining son, Hunter.

"It's hard to get any word in with this clown," Biden said. "Excuse me, this person."

Earlier in the night, Biden asked Trump, "Would you shut up, man?" after the president repeatedly interrupted him during the first 20 minutes of the debate.

Presidential debate derails as Trump hammers Biden’s son

Thursday night’s chaotic presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden spun further out of control as the pair engaged in a shouting match that at times rendered answers inaudible and sidelined any attempts to address the moderator’s questions.

The debate, a scaled-back, socially distant in person event at Ohio’s Case Western University, marks the first time the pair had traded insults and compared records in person. 

While Trump began to interrupt Biden early in the night, the two candidates came to loggerheads when the president brought up the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden. 

Hollywood Slams Trump’s Failure To Condemn White Supremacists During First Night Of Presidential Debates

Refresh for updates: During the first night of the 2020 presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Trump hesitated and failed to condemn white supremacists, when asked if he would by his opponent and moderator Chris Wallace. Instead, he addressed a specific group of right-wing organization, namely the Proud Boys, and asked that they stand down.

Upon hearing Trump’s statement, Hollywood and political figures took to Twitter to share their thoughts. Among those blasting Trump on social media are Lena Waithe, Robin Thede, Mark Ruffalo and Jenny Yang.

“He couldn’t denounce white supremacy. I can turn this off now,” Waithe tweeted Tuesday evening.

Josh Gad asked fans and followers to consider the two candidates before they cast their votes.

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Debate Reaction: Hollywood Weighs In Trump-Biden, Round 1

“Tonight, we either choose a man who has principle or one who can’t bring himself to call white supremicists, “white supremacists.” THATS it. That’s the choice,” he tweeted.

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