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Trump Biden Remote Debate Review.

Biden and Trump had their follow-up presidential debate on National Nut Day, October 22, 2020. The presidential candidates' debate stages were located in two different places. NBC from the Miami news broadcast coordinated Trump's platform. And Biden's platform was coordinated by ABC from the Philadelphia news broadcast. The town halls provided a safe space where candidates could be heard clearly without interruption and provided a preventative measure for candidates not to be at risk to encounter COVID 19 Virus. Especially since Trump, his family, and staffers were unfortunately diagnosed with illness less than two weeks ago.

Although Trump remained defensive and evasive while frowning upon his media host Savannah Guthrie of NBC News, the remote setting provided the president space where the public could observe his behavior and motives. Trump's personality is what Dr. Arash Javanbakht of Psychology Today author of "How Biden Can Beat Trump in the Era of Tribal Politics," as a "Bully alpha." Per Psychology Today's article, "Trump acted as an "alpha" who used fear and anger skillfully."

Report further stated that Trump "banks' on terrifying people with various doomsday scenarios and then presents himself as the alpha they needed to save them." Trumps' communication style per Psychology Today "is instinctual with a primitive "do or die, attitude, that his supporters' love. Per the article, Trump supporters have "instinctual respect" for him because "he speaks his mind." And his thoughts mirror those thoughts that they believe.

On the contrary, Biden's remote debate with his host ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos was cheerful. It was like sitting in a diner enjoying a good cup of coffee with a family member reflecting on times in his life that he wished he could make things better and how'd he'd do it. Hence Joe Biden had intimate/nurturing communication with the viewing audience. In comparison to Trump's snapping of the whip communication style. Whereby Trump's supporters enjoy that type of communication style. (Especially when Trump looks like he has no idea of what he's talking about.) When all was said and done, Trump came off as wanting obedience and things done his way.

In contrast, Biden came off as an experienced administrator of the White House,

wanting to reason with the people. The next debate will be Thursday, October 22, 2020. Kristen Welker of NBC News moderates event. Be there or be square! Thanks for reading; please remember to drop off your mail-in ballot at a secure drop-off box. Here is a link that will provide you with the safe ballot drop-off box locations in Monmouth County, NJ.

Please remember you still have an opportunity to vote in person by November 3 if you do not vote by mail. Have a blessed week and remember, "reading is fundamental." And here's a beat to dance to.

Peace out!

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