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Trump’s advisor said president’s debate performance was ‘crappy’

Trump’s advisor said president’s debate performance was ‘crappy’

  • Stephen Moore, a senior economic advisor to President Donald Trump, was filmed slamming Trump’s performance at the presidential debate last month.
  • In footage published by HuffPost, Moore said at an event in Washington organized by a pro-Trump group that Trump’s performance against the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, was “crappy.”
  • Trump has previously praised Moore as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

An economic advisor to President Donald Trump was filmed describing Trump’s performance in the presidential debate last month against the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, as “crappy.”

Stephen Moore, whom Trump has previously described as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person,” made the remark on October 2 at the Election Protection Summit in Washington, organized by the pro-Trump group FreedomWorks. HuffPost published the footage, which was obtained by Documented, a watchdog group.

“It was not a great performance by Trump,” Moore told the crowd. “In fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance by Trump.”

Moore also said Trump put in an “awful” performance in his first debate with Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee.

“Oh my God, he was so bad in that debate, just awful,” Moore said.

But he said that Trump “rallied” and “clobbered” Clinton in the next debate and that, “God willing,” that’s “what’s going to happen” at the next debate between Trump and Biden.

Moore added that he thought the election would be “really tight,” HuffPost reported.

Biden has described Trump’s performance at the debate, in which he spoke over Biden several times and made several false statements, as a “national embarrassment.” At one point during the debate, Biden told to Trump to “shut up,” and Biden later called him a “clown.”

When asked by the debate’s moderator, Chris Wallace, whether

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Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE‘s economic adviser Stephen MooreStephen MooreSunday shows – Coronavirus stimulus, Barrett hearings share spotlight Stephen Moore doubts need for T stimulus, predicting US economic growth On The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain MORE earlier this month called the president’s debate performance “crappy” following the first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question ‘Hamilton’ cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE.

“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance,” Moore said at an Oct. 2 conference hosted by the pro-Trump FreedomWorks nonprofit organization, HuffPost reported.

In late September, the debate between Trump and Biden was widely regarded by viewers and critics to be riddled with cross talk and political mockery, leaving many questions unanswered about the two combatting presidential platforms.

Moore also conceded that Trump’s first debate with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhen do problems with mail-in ballots become a problem for the media? Trump campaign official blames Biden lead on ‘skewed’ polls Trump’s Hail Mary passes won’t get him in the end zone MORE in the 2016 election was similarly just as bad.

The economist recalled leaving New York’s Hofstra University after the 2016 debate with now-White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, telling the conference audience, “My friend called me and said, ‘Steve, looks like you and Larry

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Trump’s economic advisor was caught on camera slamming the president’s ‘crappy’ debate performance

Trump’s economic advisor was caught on camera slamming the president’s ‘crappy’ debate performance



Stephen Moore wearing a suit and tie: Stephen Moore. Samuel Corum/Getty Images


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  • A senior economic advisor to Trump was filmed slamming his debate performance.
  • Stephen Moore told a pro-Trump event that his performance against Biden was “crappy,” in footage published by Huff Post.
  • Moore spoke at an event in Washington organised by pro-Trump group FreedomWorks.
  • Trump has previously praised Moore as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

An economic advisor to Donald Trump was filmed describing his performance in the recent debate against Joe Biden as “crappy” in newly-released footage from earlier this month.

Stephen Moore, who Trump has previously described as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person”, made the remarks earlier this month at the Election Protection Summit in Washington organised by pro-Trump group FreedomWorks.

“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance,” he told the crowd, in footage published by Huff Post and acquired by Wisconsin-based watchdog Documented.

Moore also said that Trump had put in an “awful” performance in his first debate with Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election.

“Oh my God, he was so bad in that debate, just awful,” Moore reportedly said at the event on October 2.

However, he added that Trump had “rallied” and “clobbered” Clinton in the next debate and that “God willing” that is “what’s going to happen” at the next debate between Trump and Biden before next month’s presidential election.

Moore added that he thought the election would be a “really tight.”

The first televised debate between Trump and Biden took place at the end of last month and received mostly negative reviews.

The 90-minute debate was characterised by repeated interruptions from Trump and

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Trump talks up economic progress, after Harris-Pence debate focused on job losses

Trump talks up economic progress, after Harris-Pence debate focused on job losses

President Donald Trump quickly put the economic focus back on himself Thursday morning, after Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate, which covered more economic issues than his barb-trading battle with Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“Our numbers are going to be great, our numbers for the third quarter are going to be through the roof, retail sales, employment, all of these numbers are going to be great,” Trump told Fox Business Network in a phone-in interview.

The president said he had shut down stimulus talks because both sides were haggling over terms and “it wasn’t going anywhere,” he said. “I don’t want to play games. And then we reopened, and I see the markets are doing well but I think we have a really good chance of doing something.”

Wednesday’s debate brought a more civil tone atop simmering tensions between the two candidates and covered, albeit briefly in the two-minute response allotment, more economic issues.

With permanent layoffs rising and recovery slowing, money is very much on the mind for many households.

“The American economy — the American comeback — is on the ballot,” Vice President Mike Pence said.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made it clear that economic recovery can’t happen without organized coronavirus relief and response, said John Hudak, senior fellow for governance studies at The Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank.

Pence came out to make the “tough argument” that he and President Trump will rebuild the economy back to where it was before Covid-19, Hudak said. But that line of discussion is challenging to uphold because part of that recovery is predicated on further relief — which is currently in limbo after Trump called off stimulus talks.

“Both tickets have weaknesses on the economy and opposing candidates worked to exploit those,” Hudak said.

Conservative economists praised Pence’s performance on

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Analysis: Let Nadal vs. Federer vs. Djokovic GOAT debate go

Analysis: Let Nadal vs. Federer vs. Djokovic GOAT debate go

FILE - In this June 5, 2011, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam title, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. That ties Roger Federer’s record for most major tennis championships by a man.

FILE – In this June 5, 2011, file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, and Switzerland’s Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men’s final match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam title, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. That ties Roger Federer’s record for most major tennis championships by a man.

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Now that the 2020 Grand Slam season is done and Rafael Nadal is tied with Roger Federer at 20 major championships, the most for a man in tennis history, followed by Novak Djokovic at 17, some might be tempted to rekindle the conversation about which is the “Greatest of All-Time.”

The truth is, everyone should just let that GOAT debate go.

Trying to come up with a consensus pick is silly — especially now, when the Big Three are still active — and, more to the point, unnecessary.

Why insist on choosing one when we should appreciate, admire and elevate all of them?

Two weeks before Nadal trounced Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 Sunday to earn a 13th trophy at the French Open and catch Federer in the Slam standings, Serena Williams was asked to assess the significance of such an achievement.

Williams owns 23 major singles trophies, the most by anyone in the professional era and second to Margaret Court’s all-era standard of 24.

“You can’t compare two people that are equally great. Roger — I mean, he’s Roger Federer. I think that says enough. So, you know, it’s like, I don’t understand why people want to pit, ‘Who’s this? Who’s that?’ They both have spectacular careers that 99% of people can only dream of. … Every single credit and every single

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