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Joe Biden Checks Watch As Debate Ends

Joe Biden Checks Watch As Debate Ends


Joe Biden Checks Watch As Debate Ends
MARY MARGARET OLOHAN - SOCIAL ISSUES REPORTER

Presidential candidate Joe Biden visibly checked his watch during Thursday night’s presidential debate.

As moderator Kristen Welker began to ask the candidates a question about climate change, Biden shifted his shirt sleeve up and checked his watch for a moment.

Twitter users compared the move to a similar moment in 1992 when former President George Bush Sr. checked his own watch during a debate with former President Bill Clinton and Texas billionaire Ross Perot. When Bush checked his watch, the move was criticized as demonstrating impatience with the debate.

“Was I glad when the damn thing was over?” Bush later said to PBS Newshour‘s Jim Lehrer. “Yeah.”

“Why did Joe Biden just check his watch,” asked Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar.

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