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Presidential Debates 2020: Biden Campaign Now Selling ‘Shut Up, Man’ T-Shirts

by Matthew Wilson
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Following his now-viral comeback to Donald Trump in last night’s debate, the Joe Biden Campaign is now selling “Shut up, man” T-shirts on its online store.

The black T-shirt has an image of Trump in the center. Across Trump’s image is the phrase “Will you shut up, man”. The store is selling the shirts for $30-33 depending on size. The campaign is also selling button pins with the message: “I paid more income taxes than Donald Trump.”

The Biden Campaign is selling T-shirts based off an exchange during the debate.

The T-shirt is taken from a heated exchange during the 2020 presidential debate last night (Sept. 29.). Moderator Chris Wallace asked Biden whether he would “end the filibuster” or support adding justices, also known as “packing the court” should he become president.

Biden refused to answer the question, urging the American people to vote. “Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue,” Biden said. Trump interrupted Biden, demanding that his opponent answer Wallace’s question. As a result, Biden snapped, “Will you just shut up, man?”

Twitter users react to the statement and the shirt…

Hilariously, Twitter users immediately started talks of wanting shirts with the trending phrase. Some users immediately sent posts begging for the shirt.

Others knew the Biden campaign would be quick to jump on the opportunity. One user writes, “We all know there’s going to be “will you shut up man” t shirts tmrw on the biden website.”

Of course, many brands and stores quickly hopped on the trend and created their own t-shirts. The Biden Campaign now sells the shirts among stickers, flags, sweatshirts, and more on the merchandise website.

The presidential debate was a battle

The moment drew various reactions from people online. For instance, Hillary Clinton commented on the exchange in a Twitter post. After telling Trump to “shut up,” Biden said at the end of the segment change, “That was a really productive segment. Keep yappin’, man.”

Wallace, a Fox News reporter, moderated the first debate against Trump and Biden. He discussed various topics with the presidential candidates including: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “Covid-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities,” as well as “The Integrity of the Election.”

But at moments, these issues devolved into a screaming match between Trump and Biden, both cutting each other off. Biden called out Trump for remarks he made after the Charlottesville protests in 2017. Trump focused on Biden’s son Hunter, who Trump says received $3.5 million from a “corrupt Moscow mayor.”

During another point in the debate, Biden called Trump a “clown.” Meanwhile, Trump insulted Biden’s intelligence by saying Biden finished “last in his class.”

Organizers have scheduled two more debates between the presidential candidates before the election in November. The next debate between them will be on Oct. 15.