Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Second Presidential Debate, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami, Florida
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from Second 2020 Presidential Debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Donald Trump (15)
- Joe Biden (24)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
The second debate between Biden and Trump was cancelled because the two sides could not agree on virus protective conditions after President Trump exited Walter Reed hospital for a coronavirus infection. Accordingly:
- Vice President Biden participated in a Town Hall on ABC in Philadelphia, moderated by George Stephanopoulos.
- President Trump participated in a Town Hall on NBC in Miami, moderated by Savannah Guthrie.
- The "Dueling Town Halls" took place at the same time, on opposite TV networks.
- When the two candidates addressed the same topic, we excerpted as if the two candidates were on the same stage, responding to each other.
Memorable events from this "debate" included:
- Vice President Biden received mostly "softball" questions, and responded at length, criticized as an avuncular and soft-spoken "Mr. Rogers".
- President Trump received much more hardball questions, and appeared to be debating the "lady in pink", the tough moderator.
- President Trump's Town Hall included the "lady in red" just behind Trump on stage: a woman wearing a red facemask who nodded vigorously at every point Trump made.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Donald Trump: I won't influence how Justices vote on Roe v Wade.
Budget & Economy|
Donald Trump: We have a V-shape recovery; it's coming back.
Joe Biden: It's a K-shape recovery; only works for the top.
Donald Trump: I denounce white supremacy; and I denounce ANTIFA.
Joe Biden: Every generation moves closer to full racial inclusion.
Joe Biden: LGBT rights are in jeopardy from Supreme Court.
Joe Biden: Son Beau got transgendered bill passed in Delaware.
Donald Trump: If we raise tax rates, companies will leave the country.
Donald Trump: Strong on law enforcement AND on enforcing law on police.
Joe Biden: More community policing, but not as police jump-out squads.
Joe Biden: The same time for the same crime, for blacks and whites.
Joe Biden: Mental illness causes drug abuse, not other way around.
Joe Biden: Rehab but no jail time for drug use; decriminalize marijuana.
Donald Trump: I got funding for HBCUs for ten years.
Joe Biden: Fund research at HBCUs for foundational support.
Joe Biden: Increase Title 1 funding from $15 billion to $45 billion.
Energy & Oil|
Joe Biden: Weatherize 4 million buildings and 2 million homes.
Joe Biden: I pushed the cost of wind & solar below cost of oil.
Families & Children|
Donald Trump: I don't know about QAnon; but I agree on opposing pedophilia.
Joe Biden: America First means America Alone.
Donald Trump: The only way I can lose is with massive voter fraud.
Donald Trump: People with masks can still catch coronavirus.
Donald Trump: I put in travel ban to China very early, and Europe too.
Donald Trump: Replace ObamaCare with less expensive but great healthcare.
Joe Biden: I wanted to keep people in China in early 2020 pandemic.
Joe Biden: I started wearing masks in March; Trump still questions them.
Joe Biden: Pre-existing conditions are in jeopardy from Supreme Court.
Joe Biden: Trump left rules to states; I want national standards.
Joe Biden: Depending on vaccine, think about making it mandatory.
Donald Trump: Cut immigration to protect Americans from infected Mexicans.
Principles & Values|
Donald Trump: Retweet opinions: I put it out there; people can decide.
Donald Trump: I've done a great job; next year is going to be better.
Joe Biden: Am I worthy of your vote? It's a sacred opportunity.
Joe Biden: In politics, you don't hold grudges, even if you're Irish.
Joe Biden: Got to heal the nation, can't do it divided.
Donald Trump: I am under-leveraged, despite $421 million in debt.
Joe Biden: End tax cuts for wealthy and corporations; not all tax cuts.
War & Peace|
Joe Biden: Trump has more troops in Afghanistan than 2016.
Welfare & Poverty|
Joe Biden: Equalize home tax rates for red-lined minority neighborhoods.
The above quotations are from Second Presidential Debate, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami, Florida.