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

CNN's Dana BashDana BashTrump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally CNN's John King: Barrett 'would be getting 70 votes or more' in Senate if nominated by another GOP president Romney calls first Trump-Biden debate 'an embarrassment' MORE described the first presidential debate between President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus 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 TapperNY Times slammed for glowing Farrakhan op-ed: 'You would think he was a gentleman' Democrats condemn Trump's rhetoric against Michigan governor as allies defend rally Illinois governor blames Trump's allies for state's wrong direction on coronavirus 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) WallaceChris Wallace teases Sunday interview with 'bestie' Ice Cube Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Chris Wallace says he was 'jealous' of moderator watching final debate between Trump and Biden 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.