Presidential Debate 2020: Did Trump say goggles or googles? Internet asks 'we're supposed to wear googles now?'
Twitter may have caught on to another gaffe the president may have committed during the debate as they debate online whether he was referring to 'googles or goggles'
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, faced off in the final presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle at Belmont University in Nashville on Thursday, October 22, night. This was another golden opportunity for both candidates to present their ideas to the US voters. It was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.
The first topic, was as expected, on the pandemic. At one point while answering the question, Trump said, “I have been congratulated by the heads of many countries on what we have enabled to do, if you take a look at what we have done in terms of goggles and masks and gowns and everything else, and in particular, ventilators. We are now making ventilators all over the world. Thousands and thousands a month, distributing them all over the world. It will go away, and as I say, we are rounding the turn, we're rounding the corner, it is going away.”
However, people on Twitter were debating if he said goggles or googles. One said, “Goggles? We’re supposed to wear googles now????” Another said, “Did he say googles?! What do we need goggles for.” A user commented, “Googles. Aw man my goggles must have gotten lost in the mail.” Another joked, “Damn I keep forgetting my googles when I run to the grocery store.” Another stated, “Hey guys incase you missed it, GOOGLES [email protected] from COVID-19.” A user alleged, “We did a lot for googles and masks” but you didn’t advocate for wearing them for the first half of the year.”
A user commented, “*googles how to turn off someone’s mic in the middle of a debate because this is simply not proper debate decorum*” Another questioned, “Am I supposed to wear googles too?” One stated, “Goggles. Googles for days.”
Goggles? We’re supposed to wear googles now???? #PresidentialDebate2020— Jolisa Gold (@goldj88) October 23, 2020
Did he say googles?! What do we need goggles for #PresidentialDebate2020— MK (@Neethz426) October 23, 2020
Damn I keep forgetting my googles when I run to the grocery store. #PresidentialDebate2020— Alyssa Feller (@Alyssa_Feller) October 23, 2020
*googles how to turn off someone’s mic in the middle of a debate because this is simply not proper debate decorum* #PresidentialDebate2020— Natalie Penry (@natalie_penry) September 30, 2020
Trump also said, "I take full responsibility. It’s not my fault that it came here. It’s China’s fault.” During the debate, POTUS also claimed the coronavirus vaccine is “ready” and “going to be announced within weeks.” When prodded if that's a guarantee, Trump said, “No, it’s not a guarantee, but I think it will be by the end of the year.” The president has earlier also tried to blame Beijing for the pandemic, often calling it 'Chinese virus' when his administration’s response was being criticized.
Welker noted experts have said it will take months before a vaccine is widely available and masks will continue to be necessary well into 2021. During the debate, Trump criticized Biden’s proposals on the coronavirus response, saying, “All he talks about is shutdowns. No, we’re not going to shut down.” Biden responded, “I’m going to shut down the virus, not the country.” Biden also said that Trump has no plan for the pandemic.