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Trump vs Biden: who won the first debate?


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Calm analysis of the first debate, and what it means for the race to The White House.

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Donald Trump faces Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates on September 29th. On the day after the first crucial debate, join Tortoise’s own ‘spin room’, with editors, representatives from both sides and leading analysts, for a forensic debrief that separates calm analysis from tribal cheerleading. Together, we’ll examine what we learnt, who came out on top, and consider how the electorate and the campaign teams might respond.

Editor: Dave Taylor, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Our invited experts include

Lauren Gambino is a senior political reporter at the Guardian US, based in Washington D.C. In 2016, she covered the Clinton campaign. This cycle she is covering Democrats and the Biden campaign.

Philip Collins is the contributing editor at the New Statesman, the writer-in-chief at the writing bureau The Draft and a former chief speechwriter to the Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Greg Swenson is a member of Republicans Overseas. In his professional career he brings 25 years of capital markets experience on Wall Street to Brigg Macadam.

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Donald Trump faces Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates on September 29th. On the day after the first crucial debate, join Tortoise’s own ‘spin room’, with editors, representatives from both sides and leading analysts, for a forensic debrief that separates calm analysis from tribal cheerleading. Together, we’ll examine what we learnt, who came out on top, and consider how the electorate and the campaign teams might respond.


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Editor: Dave Taylor
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