Biden, Bernie, and Kamala — oh my. Here we go again. With the first night of the Democratic primary debate wrapped up, we’ll be tuning into round two tonight, which will feature the two old white men leading in most polls: Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Also on the roster for tonight are Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Michael Bennet, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Andrew Yang, and Marianne Williamson. Without opening statements, each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to any follow-ups, putting them under immense pressure to stand out in a crowded field of 2020 hopefuls.
Whether or not you decide to watch, read on to find out the most important moments of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election. We’ll continue to update this story as the night goes on.
Everyone leans into attacking Trump.
It took exactly five minutes into the debate before candidates decided to attack the rival not in the room: President Donald Trump. While their counterparts in the first night of the debate mentioned POTUS a handful of times, former Vice President Joe Biden attacked him on his first turn. "Donald Trump thinks Wall Street built America," he said. "Ordinary, middle-class Americans built America."
Sen. Kamala Harris moved in with criticism of Trump and his decision to sign the Republican tax legislation, saying the measure added $1 trillion to the American debt. Sanders weighed in as well, calling the president a "phony," a "pathological liar," and "racist." He added: "That’s how we beat Trump. We expose him for the fraud that he is."
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Source: Refinery29 – Tiffany Diane Tso