Even by the historically low standards of decorum and decency set by President Donald Trump's pugilistic performance in his first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, the president's attack on his opponent's son for his past struggles with substance use was singular in its ugliness."Are you talking about Hunter?" Trump said late into the debate, interrupting Biden as he reflected on his late son, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. "Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out, dishonorably discharged for cocaine use-he didn't have a job until you became vice president, and once you became vice president, he made a fortune."Trump's...
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's supporters. Comey, making his first appearance before Congress since a harshly critical inspector general report on the investigation, acknowledged under questioning that the FBI's process for conducting surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser was "sloppy" and "embarrassing."
"My son was in Iraq. He spent a year there," said Biden, referring to his late son Beau Biden. "He was not a loser."
Biden seemed surprised to be in a room with an out of control bully. Trump steamrolled, lied, and interrupted at every turn.
President Trump clashed with moderate Chris Wallace numerous times during Tuesday evening's presidential debate in Cleveland.