How Much Trump And Biden Really Raised After The Debate

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( – President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump fundraised following the first presidential debate with the Biden campaign reportedly bringing in $14 million, while Trump’s campaign raised $8 million on debate day. 

While Biden’s performance in the presidential debate had been relatively weak, the President still managed to have the most successful grassroots fundraising on Thursday and Friday since the start of his campaign, according to a campaign official from the Biden-Harris reelection campaign. Still, following his weak performance there were many within the Democratic party that expressed concerns about his ability to be in the Oval Office at the age of 81. Some people even pushed for Biden to step down, while others came to his support.

University of Michigan presidential debate expert Aaron Kall argued that Biden’s performance is the worst performance of an incumbent candidate ever and is potentially one of the worst performances of any candidate in the presidential debate. 

Despite acknowledging Biden’s poor showing, Democratic lawmakers tried to halt discussions of replacing him and tried to criticize Trump in an attempt to remind voters of what instability they could expect from a possible second Trump administration. A lot of people also noted that this election is not about one debate but rather about choosing someone who can lead the race over someone who cares only about himself. 

Trump declared victory post-debate, with his campaign using slogans like “It’s So Joe-ver.” The Trump campaign in a second memo noted that Americans had seen Trump’s powerful performance over Biden’s weak performance which put his decline on display. 

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