President Trump took a shot at Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s intelligence during a tense exchange at Tuesday night’s first presidential debate.
The broadside came as Biden was criticizing Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“A lot more [Americans] are gonna die unless he [Trump] gets a lot smarter,” said Biden, drawing a stunned look on the president’s face.
“Did you use the word ‘smart?’” asked Trump. “You said you went to Delaware State [University] but you forgot the name of your college.”
The comment was in reference to Biden saying he “got started” at the historically black college, which the institution has refuted.
“Don’t ever use the word ‘smart’ with me,” continued Trump. “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe.”