Social media users are comparing a moment from last night’s presidential debate to a quote from Senator Lloyd Bentsen in a 1988 debate.
Last night marked the final debate between Trump and Biden as they fought to secure their final voters ahead of November’s presidential election.
The debate certainly didn’t disappoint, with a number of significant moments catching the attention of viewers. One strange thing about the debate was that it reminded a lot of people of historic presidential debates.
First, Biden looked at his watch, which reminded viewers of that time George H.W. Bush looked at his watch at a 1992 town hall event, and people are also comparing one of his quotes to a 1988 vice-presidential debate.
Joe Biden calls Donald Trump “Abraham Lincoln”
One key moment of last night’s debate saw Joe Biden referring to his rival Donald Trump by a pretty hilarious nickname – Abraham Lincoln.
Earlier in the debate, Trump had made a comment that no president had helped black people more than he has since Abraham Lincoln, the President who abolished slavery in 1864.
Later, Biden and Trump began discussing the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Biden decided to bring up the comment Trump had made. earlier.
Referring to Trump, he said: “Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one.”
Trump quickly fought back at his new nickname, claiming that he never said he was like Abraham Lincoln.
People compare it to “you are no Jack Kennedy” from a 1988 debate
As soon as Biden referred to Trump as “Abraham Lincoln”, social media users instantly started comparing it to a quote from a 1998 debate.
In a United States vice presidential debate in 1988, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen made a remark to the Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle that has gone down in history.
After Quayle mentioned the name of John F. Kennedy, 35th Betnsen said “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy” as a way of deflating him because he thought too highly of himself.
Joe Biden’s “Abraham Lincoln here” certainly follows the same theme, with Biden using the remark to argue that Trump was being too narcissistic in his claim that he has done the most for black people since Abraham Lincoln.
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