Michiana voters react to fiery Presidential Debate
SOUTH BEND, Ind. ---The first Presidential Debate descending into chaos quickly Tuesday night.
President Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden faced off in Cleveland, Ohio repeatedly exchanging bitter attacks at one another.
The Commission on Presidential Debates has since announced plans to change the format of the next debate after things went off the rails.
They haven’t specified just yet what changes are being considered but it was a battle to get the last word in on stage.
The President frequently interrupting Biden and moderator Chris Wallace was struggling to control it all.
Both candidates did not shy away from taking jabs at one another including over healthcare.
Biden: "They say Biden wanted to allow people to have private insurance still. They can, they do. They will under my proposal.
Trump: “That's what you said, and that's not what your party has said. Your party wants to go socialist medicine."
Biden: "You're the worst president America has ever had, come on."
The attacks even got personal at times and completely off topic. Something Michiana voters we spoke to today noticed and were not happy about.
“I feel it’s like two kids, like, they are arguing. It’s not a debate. Like when Biden was talking, Trump just cut into it and started talking at the same time,” JahongLiiu said, a local voter.
Another voter, Nick Logan, said he felt nothing was accomplished on the debate stage.
“It kind of felt like a shouting match. I kinda compared it to a bunch of toddlers shouting at each other. Didn’t really feel like anyone was getting a lot of points across. Kinda felt like they were talking over each other and just try to be louder than the other person the entire time,” Logan said.
The Commission on Presidential Debates says they plan to announce the changes moving forward “shortly.”
The next presidential debate is scheduled for October 15th and will be a town hall style format with residents of South Florida posing the questions.