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


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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.
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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.

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