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Why Didn’t Trump Mention These 5 Proven Campaign Messages During The 1st Presidential Debate?

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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President Donald Trump dominated the time and tempo of the first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but transcripts show he didn’t say much about the populist policy messages that drove support for him in 2016.

There were some moments of clarity: He pressed Biden on packing the Supreme Court, the Green New Deal, and on Hunter and China. However, a CNBC/Change Research poll showed 45% of debate watchers believe Trump underperformed and that Biden won the first presidential debate by seven points.

1. Immigration

2. Trade

3. Rising violent crime

4. The opioid crisis

5. Middle East peace deals