During the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday night, Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote Shining a light on COINTELPRO's dangerous legacy MORE often directly turned to the camera to address viewers at home, prompting comparisons to "The Office" character Jim Halpert.

Biden sometimes shared exasperated expressions, smiles or other reactions to President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors MORE. In other instances, he directly addressed viewers at home. 

Social media users immediately drew a line from Biden to Halpert, who is known for looking directly into the camera and shrugging or reacting to shenanigans in the workplace comedy.

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Not everyone drew the same comparisons, but others noticed the camera moments by Biden, sparking praise by names such as Chance the Rapper.