Trump seemingly called Biden 'Jim' at the first debate

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Trump kicks off debate by calling Biden ‘Jim’

He just renamed the former vice president.


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Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Spectators online think President Donald Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden “Jim” within the first minute of the first presidential debate.

Trump was answering a question about Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to kick off the night. When the question switched over to Biden, Trump seemingly called him Jim instead of Joe, his name. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is moderating the debate on Tuesday night.

“First of all, thank you for doing this. President Trump, thank you. Looking forward to this,” Biden said.

“Thank you, Jim,” Trump responded.

The closed captions read “Joe,” however.

But, people on Twitter heard otherwise.

“Did Trump just call Joe Biden ‘Jim’?” one person tweeted.

“Trump just called Joe, Jim,” another added.

“Trump off to a sleepy start. Just called Joe Biden Jim. Gripping his podium very tightly. Lots of swaying. Yikes,” another person said.

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*First Published: Sep 29, 2020, 8:39 pm CDT