Trump interrupting Biden shows what women deal with in work meetings

  • President Donald Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden at least 128 times in 90 minutes in the first presidential debate of the 2020 US general election, according to Slate.
  • The exchanges at times seemed hard to watch, especially for women, many of whom have experience being interrupted by men.
  • A 2014 study by George Washington University found that men interrupted women 33% more than they did men, and other studies have found similar patterns.
  • One researcher wrote that the gendered dynamics of speaking are a show of power.
  • Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month.

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded as a train wreck. One major reason: Trump wouldn’t let Biden speak, interrupting him at least 128 times in the 90 minutes, per Slate.

In one instance, Trump

Read More

Trump’s relentless interruptions in the first debate show what women deal with in work meetings all the time



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: On dozens of occasions during the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump wouldn't let former Vice President Joe Biden get a word in edgewise. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images


© Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images
On dozens of occasions during the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump wouldn’t let former Vice President Joe Biden get a word in edgewise. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images

  • President Donald Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden at least 128 times in 90 minutes in the first 2020 presidential debate, according to Slate.
  • The exchanges were hard to watch, especially for women, many of whom have experience being interrupted by men.
  • A 2014 study by George Washington University found that men interrupted women 33% more than they did men, and other studies have found similar patterns.
  • One researcher wrote that the gendered dynamics of speaking are a show of power.
  • Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month.

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded as a train wreck.

Read More