VP Debate 2020: Susan Page slammed for 'Thank you Vice President' remarks, Internet says 'tell him to shut up'

One user observed, 'Has anyone gotten the count of the number of times the moderator has said 'Thank you Vice President Pence' without actually stopping him from talking?'


                            VP Debate 2020: Susan Page slammed for 'Thank you Vice President' remarks, Internet says 'tell him to shut up'
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At September 29’s chaotic first presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace was unable to stop the constant interruptions to the debate. Susan Page, the moderator for the Vice Presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, seemed determined that she would not let that happen with her.

The candidates moved on to discuss a potential vaccine, the president's Covid-19 diagnosis, the economy and more. The discussions were mostly calm and less interruptive. However, Pence went over his allotted time on few topics and was eventually cautioned by Page to follow the rules agreed upon by both campaigns. At one point, when Pence wanted to respond, Page said, "You have 15 seconds," to which he insisted, "I gotta have more than that."

Through the debate, Page tried to interrupt and stop them from taking more time, with "Thank you, Vice President Pence" and "Thank you, Senator Harris." She also said, "Your campaigns agreed to the rules for tonight. I'm here to enforce them, which involves moving from one topic to another, giving roughly equal time to both of you, which I'm trying very hard to do right here."

Twitter discussed this particular aspect. One user tweeted, "I am so f**king tired of hearing 'thank you, Vice President' over and over and over. Just tell him to f**king shut up." Another stated, "Thank you Vice President must have been said 145 times. That moderator was an absolute disaster. She should be manning a tower in Alaska."

One user said, “Night and day in comparison with the circus from the presidential debate...  Aside from Pence's refusal to wrap it up... 'Thank you Vice President Pence'. Vice President Pence, your time is up. Up! Up! Up!" A user commented, "Thank you Vice President Your services are no longer needed." A user questioned, "'Thank you vice President' — What is Ms Susan afraid of if she lets Pence finish one Goddamn sentence??"

One user observed, "Has anyone gotten the count of the number of times the moderator has said 'Thank you Vice President Pence' without actually stopping him from talking?" A user noted, "He dodged, he condescended, he interrupted and he didn’t answer what he was asked. Susan Page was not effective in checking him.  What was that about? Stop saying 'Thank you, Vice President Pence' and say your time is up, Senator Harris? That made me sick."

A user joked, "I'm focused on how 'Thank you Vice President' won this debate." One said, "If I heard one more, 'thank you, vice president Pence, thank you' — ugh, tell him his time is up!" Another suggested, "Should've taken a shot every time susan said 'thank you vice president' I'd still be mad but at least I’d be wasted." One concurred, "Drink every time the moderator says 'thank you Vice President Pence'."

Another user also spoke about the drinking game part and said, "... I'm glad there wasn't a drinking game that included the rule — Take a shot when the moderator says 'Thank you Vice President Pence'." A user stated, "I understand what you are saying but she just kept saying 'thank you Vice President' and then said nothing while the VP continued."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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