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Trump economic adviser calls president's debate performance 'crappy'

Trump economic adviser calls president's debate performance 'crappy'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE's economic adviser Stephen MooreStephen MooreEconomist Moore says he's not sure US needs 'massive stimulus bill' Sunday shows - Trump's COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates Moore calls for tax cuts in latest COVID-19 relief bill MORE earlier this month called the president's debate performance "crappy" following the first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE.

"It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance," Moore said at an Oct. 2 conference hosted by the pro-Trump FreedomWorks nonprofit organization, HuffPost reported.

In late September, the debate between Trump and Biden was widely regarded by viewers and critics to be riddled with cross talk and political mockery, leaving many questions unanswered about the two combatting presidential platforms.

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Moore also conceded that Trump's first debate with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? Disney silent on Trump status in Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Biden has an opportunity to win over conservative Christians MORE in the 2016 election was similarly just as bad.

The economist recalled leaving New York’s Hofstra University after the 2016 debate with now-White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, telling the conference audience, “My friend called me and said, ‘Steve, looks like you and Larry aren’t going to the White House any time soon.’”

Still, Moore added that Trump later "rallied" and "clobbered" Clinton in subsequent debates, saying "that's what's going to happen" in future Trump debates with Biden, "God willing," he added.

During his speech at the conference, Moore lauded the Trump administration's strong economy but echoed other speakers railing against mail-in ballots, adding that the Nov. 3. election is going to be "really tight."

Moore has gone on record repeatedly in recent weeks voicing apprehension against a $2 trillion coronavirus pandemic stimulus package, arguing the U.S. economy is showing signs of growth without the need for a package.

“The economy really is showing signs of picking up. I don’t care what the newspapers say,” he said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on WABC 770.

The Hill contacted FreedomWorks but did not immediately receive a response regarding Moore's comments.