President Trump declared that he won the debate in front of a crowd supporters at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, telling them that they, the American people, won as well.
“I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe … the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” he told a crowd at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday.
President Trump continued, celebrating the impressive turnout as a huge number of individuals tuned in to see the president take on Joe Biden – and less intentionally – Democrat moderator Chris Wallace.
Trump also pointed out that he successfully held Biden accountable for his subpar history of accomplishments during a life in politics. “Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do. I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure. I held Joe accountable for shipping your jobs and dreams abroad, and for bowing to the violent mob at home.”
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh also declared a Trump victory while noting that the debate was a “free exchange of ideas.”
“The president was in command of every moment of that debate,” Murtaugh said, according to USA Today.
The Republican National Committee also said the president’s aggressive debate tactics forced Biden to reveal his position on controversial issues including “defund the police,” Antifa, tax cuts, and the Supreme Court.
Trump “made a confident, commanding and compelling case for his re-election and took Joe Biden to task for supporting radical policies that would raise taxes, destroy jobs and make our communities less safe,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote.
“Joe Biden repeatedly refused to say if he would overhaul an entire branch of government. It is totally disqualifying,” she also wrote on Twitter, referring to Biden’s unwillingness to release a list of candidates for the Supreme Court.
Earlier in the day, the president delivered a criticism of Democrat Fox News anchor Chris Wallace over a rather poor moderator performance.
“Chris had a tough night,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Two on one was not surprising, but fun. Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves! Radical Left is dumping Sleepy Joe. Zero Democrat enthusiasm, WEAK Leadership!”
Trump also posted a picture pointing out the fact that he had to square off against both Biden and Wallace. He also retweeted users who wrote, “If you still can’t figure out why the American public doesn’t trust the media … just rewatch Chris Wallace’s performance tonight,” and “Chris Wallace personified why the American public at large distrust the media.”
The president and his party’s claims of victories are more than just political jargon however, as the people seem to support that Trump did, in fact, win the first debate.
A CSPAN poll on Twitter that had more than 325,500 votes saw 69 percent in favor of Trump, and 18.7 percent in favor of Biden.
Now the president is looking to capitalize on the post-debate win bump in enthusiasm, and Trump’s Wednesday rally marks his third visit to Minnesota in recent weeks as the historically blue state is up for grabs thanks to useless Democrat leadership who have allowed violent mobs to destroy major cities in the state at will.
Trump led an airport rally in Mankato on Aug. 17 and another in Bemidji on Sept. 18, the same day that Democratic challenger Joe Biden visited a union training center in Duluth.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s polling average Biden still holds a narrow edge in Minnesota where Trump was barely defeated Hillary Clinton losing by roughly 44,000 votes.
Trump was also able to convert nineteen counties away from the Democrats after they had previously voted for Obama.