– The problem with a debate that in a way ended in a draw, is that Trump had to win. He needed Biden to make a mistake. It just did not happen, says Jørn Brøndal at the University of Southern Denmark to the news agency Ritzau.
CNN political reporters Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson write that Trump failed to deliver the crucial moments he needed to turn things around.
As expected, Trump took up Biden’s connections to his son Hunter’s business in Ukraine. Emails that are allegedly part of the son’s correspondence were published in the New York Post on Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal, in which commentators have been driven by the narrative that Hunter used his father’s power to make money, left the ball dead shortly after the debate.
– Financial documents that the Wall Street Journal has reviewed, show that Joe Biden did not play a role, the newspaper writes.
The news agencies AFP and Reuters also write that Trump did not quite manage to sharpen the accusations against Biden and get him out on the ice regarding his son’s business.