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CNN's Dana Bash on first debate: 'That was a s--- show'

CNN's Dana BashDana BashTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote CNN expanding Jake Tapper's show to two hours, shortening Wolf Blitzer's show Fauci: Mutant coronavirus strain must be taken 'very seriously' MORE described the first presidential debate between President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE as a “shit show” shortly after the tumultuous event concluded.

Bash made the comment while discussing the debate with CNN host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE on the network, with Tapper saying that "the American people lost tonight, because that was horrific."

“You just took the words out of my mouth,” Bash said. “You used some high-minded language. I’m just gonna say it like it is. That was a shit show.” 

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“And, you know, we’re on cable. We can say that. Apologies for being maybe a little bit crude, but that is really the phrase that I’m getting, you know, from people on both sides of the aisle on text,” she continued.

“And it’s the only phrase that I can think of to really describe it,” she added.

Trump and Biden traded jabs throughout the debate. At points, Biden called Trump “a liar” and told him to “shut up,” while Trump told Biden to never “use the word 'smart' with” him, saying: “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe.”

Trump also clashed with the moderator, Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMulvaney: Earlier Trump controversies were 'policy differences' or 'stylistic,' but 'Wednesday was existential' Clyburn: House has responsibility to impeach Trump over Georgia call Fox's Chris Wallace: Pence 'chose the Constitution' over helping Trump MORE, multiple times during the event, partly because he would interrupt Biden and ignore Wallace’s pleas for him to allow the former vice president to finish his sentences.