Bronx pols, top Democrats react to Biden/Trump presidential debate

While many political commentators have described the June 27 presidential debate as a disastrous night for current President Joe Biden, New York Democrats are either standing by their man or choosing to stay silent following his performance. 

Many elected Democrats shifted the focus away from Biden’s age and mental fitness — a common talking point of concern for the current president after last week’s debate on CNN — to Republican challenger and former President Donald Trump. The latter, who was just convicted of 34 felony counts of business fraud in Manhattan while campaigning for the country’s highest office, made at least 30 false or misleading claims during the debate, according to CNN’s own fact checker Daniel Dale. That’s compared to at least nine from Biden.