- 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.
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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