If Maya Angelou's mantra "when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time," were to apply to the sitting U.S. President, the Tuesday night town hall with President Donald Trump was less informative and moreso a reminder of the critical nature of the 2020 election. 

The President and The People: A 20/20 Special Event was moderated by host George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia on Tuesday per ABC News. During the event, the President spent 90 minutes taking questions directly from ordinary Pennsylvanians from a range of political affiliations.

Trump responded to a medley of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, economy, racial injustice and police reform. As the night wore on, many things became clear about Trump’s views and his approach to running the country.

Here are five key takeaways from the town hall: