‘How Are You All Still Doing This?’: Pundits Roasted For Painting Trump As A Newly Tamed Beast

President Donald Trump reacts during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
October 23, 2020 8:00 a.m.

During Thursday night’s debate (you know, the one that had a new rule on muting mics), President Donald Trump managed to avoid repeatedly heckling and shouting over Democratic candidate Joe Biden as often as he did last time–prompting “new tone”-hungry pundits to predictably applaud him for sort of exercising a restraint that one would expect from any grown adult.

Those pundits found themselves under fire from critics who pointed out that Trump hardly deserves a gold star for not slipping on banana peels as often as he did before, especially considering how the President still spouted a bunch of nonsensical conspiracy theories and racist comments that weren’t any more coherent just because he didn’t scream them this time:

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