President Donald Trump delivered one of the most memorable lines of the night during Tuesday’s presidential debate after Democratic nominee Joe Biden accused him of being the worst president in U.S. history.
The two were debating the best way forward for the economy and Biden promised his plan to revitalize the economy would be worker-focused and would include eliminating the Trump tax cuts.
“But why didn’t you do it in the last 25 years?” Trump asked.
“Because you weren’t president screwing things up,” Biden said.
“You are the worst president that America’s ever had,” the Democrat added.
“Hey, Joe, let me just tell you, Joe, in 47 months I’ve done more than you’ve done in 47 years,” Trump replied.
TRUMP: “I’ve done more in 47 months than you’ve done in 47 years” pic.twitter.com/lA833TEuvJ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 30, 2020
Trump cited rebuilding the military and reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The U.S. economy was experiencing its lowest unemployment rate in 50 years prior to the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted in response, “Trump: ‘I’ve done more in 47 months than you’ve done in 47 years.’ Case closed.”
Trump: “I’ve done more in 47 months than you’ve done in 47 years.” Case closed.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) September 30, 2020
The two candidates also clashed over whether the economy should be shut down again.
“People want their schools open. They don’t want to be shut down. They don’t want their states shut down,” Trump said.
TRUMP: “People want their schools open. They don’t want to be shut down. They don’t want their states shut down.”
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) September 30, 2020
“I look at New York. It’s so sad what’s happening in New York,” he continued.
“People want their places open.”
Biden countered, “People want to be safe.”
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