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Newt Gingrich says Trump should study Pence’s debating style

Impressed by the vice president’s performance at Wednesday night’s debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Trump could learn a thing or two about the art of debating from his right-hand man.

Gingrich said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence was calm and that Trump should study the way he sparred with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris ahead of at least one more scheduled debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“I thought Vice President Pence did a remarkable job the other night, which I really hope the president will study,” Gingrich told Harris Faulkner on Fox News. “He wasn’t hostile. He just stayed on her. And I think, as a result, he had a very good evening. And the country had a much better sense of what a radical Kamala Harris is.”

Trump and Biden’s first presidential debate was on Sept. 29. The two were scheduled to meet

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Newt Gingrich urged Trump to ‘study’ Pence’s debating style: ‘He wasn’t hostile’

Former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) praised Vice President Pence for his “remarkable” debate performance against Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Deadline accidentally publishes story about Pence being diagnosed with COVID-19 Companies distance from pro-Trump commentator after vulgar Harris tweet MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night, and urged President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Trump chastises Whitmer for calling him ‘complicit’ in extremism associated with kidnapping scheme Trump says he hopes to hold rally Saturday despite recent COVID-19 diagnosis MORE to “study” Pence’s style in preparing for his next debate against Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Experts predict record election turnout as more than 6.6 million ballots cast in early voting tally Trump-appointed global media chief sued over allegations of pro-Trump agenda MORE

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‘Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking’: Women praise Kamala Harris’s response to Mike Pence’s debate interruptions

Minutes into the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, as Senator Kamala Harris described her view of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Mike Pence and debate moderator Susan Page began to interject.

“Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking. I’m speaking,” Harris turned to Pence and said.

Harris repeated the refrain later in the debate, while rebutting Pence’s claim that Joe Biden would try to raise taxes on Americans in response to a question on the economy posed by Page.

According to NBC News, which tracked the number of interruptions by each candidate during the debate, Pence interrupted Harris almost twice as many times as she interrupted him.

The phrase began trending on Twitter, with Harris’s use of the line sparking support from women who appeared to empathize with being interrupted by men at work.

It even played out during CNN’s post-debate broadcast, when, as political analyst

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Harris Scores Points With Women; Fly Lands On Pence’s Head

KEY POINTS

  • Kamala Harris criticized Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic
  • She was interrupted by Mike Pence while she was speaking
  • The senator shot down Pence’s intrusion in a clip that soon went viral
  • Another incident that created quite a buzz on social media was a fly landing on Pence’s head

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hit back at Vice President Mike Pence after he interrupted her as she criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

Harris said President Donald Trump attempted to downplay the threat of COVID-19 despite being aware of the severity of it just because he “wanted people to remain calm.” She then criticized the vice president for defending Trump even after knowing “how serious this was.” 

When Pence attempted to interrupt Harris, she cut him off saying, “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking.” She then looked into the camera

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Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential Debate Lecture to Kamala Harris Isn’t Likely to Help Trump With Women

Even before Wednesday night’s slow-boil of a vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, the re-election bid of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence was in trouble with the one demographic on which elections hinge: women.

Then, with condescension and contempt, Pence sat with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the first woman of color to be on a major presidential ticket, and lectured and side-stepped. When moderator Susan Page of USA Today declared that the debate would be civil, Pence visibly smirked. He knew better.

“Sen. Harris, it’s a privilege to be on this stage with you,” Pence said as the evening started. He later praised her history-making candidacy and thanked her for her public service. It was a veneer of respect that he didn’t necessarily practice during the debate. Repeatedly, he refused to heed time limits or even answer the question being asked. (To be sure, dodging

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In Pence’s VP debate interruptions of Harris, women see sexist norms

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate didn’t descend into the widely panned chaos of the first presidential debate, which featured Donald Trump repeatedly interrupting his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and the moderator. But the one and only meeting of California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence did rub some people the wrong way.

Specifically, women.

The former Indiana governor, some women said after watching the pair face off, came across as patronizing toward both Harris and moderator Susan Page of USA Today. Pence repeatedly interrupted Harris, and routinely ignored Page’s attempts to cut him off when he spoke past the debate’s agreed-upon time limits.

“He is condescending to women,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a longtime political analyst in the Golden State. “I resented the fact that that he hardly ever acknowledged Susan Page until he was finished saying what he wanted to say, regardless of the timing.”

Former Missouri

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