Fallout and the spin from 1st fiery debate

ABC News' Jon Karl weighs in on how the Trump campaign viewed the "strong" debate while Democrats weren't thrilled with Biden's performance.
2:38 | 09/30/20

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We turn to our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl. Good morning, Jon. What are you hearing from the trump and Biden teams about last night? Reporter: The trump campaign is trying to say that the president put in a strong performance, the RNC went so far as to say, quote, president trump made a confident, commanding and compelling case for his re-election. But, robin, nobody really believes that. I heard from Republicans after the debate, some during the debate, frankly, exasperated by the president's performance. The bullying, the rudeness, the incessant interrupting of the moderator, the utter inability to make a case for what he would do in the next four years if he was re-elected as president. Democrats weren't particularly thrilled with Joe Biden's performance, but they believe the contrast was crystal clear that there was only one person on the stage who appeared plausibly presidential and not the person who flew on air force one and also point out the Biden campaign they had their single best hour of fund-raising last night between the hours of 10:00 P.M. And 11:00 P.M. I want to ask about the moment from the debate that we also saw in Mary's report when the president of the united States of America is asked if he's willing to condemn white supremacists, Jon. Reporter: Robin, that was the low point of the debate. I believe that may have been the low point of the entire campaign. The president was asked to condemn white supremacists generally then he was asked to specifically condemn a group called the lost boys. The lost boys are a racist group known to provoke violence on the streets and call themselves white chauvinists. This is an easy thing to do. He not only did not condemn them he didn't even criticize them and, unfortunately, robin, it's really part of a pattern that we've seen with Donald Trump. We've seen it for years and seen for over a decade. He has never apologized for his role as the central figure in the birther movement, a frankly racist movement and when David duke endorsed his campaign back in 2016 he took days to condemn it only after he was asked a question by a reporter. He said he endorsed me, okay, I disavow. I disavow, hardly heart felt and then of course what we saw play out after charlottesville when the world saw white supremacists marching with tiki torches and he said there were very fine people on both sides That's when Joe Biden said he decided then he would run for

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