Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden. Second round. What was slated for the third presidential debate will take place on October 22 at 9 p.m. ET. This latest tête-à-tête between the candidates ahead of the November 3 election comes after the second debate was canceled due to Trump’s infection with the coronavirus. This debate was scheduled for Thursday, October 15, but after the current president refused to do a virtual debate (saying “”) the two candidates went ahead with the town halls, Biden on ABC, Trump on NBC News.
The first debate was a chaotic affair, due to Trump’s utter and utter inability to follow the rules – constantly interrupting and provoking his Democratic counterpart. to tell him to “shut up, man”, “stop barking” and “you are the worst president there has ever been”.
The final debate will follow the rules of the first and Trump is expected to behave exactly as in the first debate, lleading to much more heat than light on the candidate’s positions. As evidenced by town halls, Trump’s approach continues to be hot-tempered and confrontational, while Biden, cleared to speak, is keen to focus on politics and solutions to the problems America faces.
Here is the truth about the final debate between Trump and Biden.
When is the last presidential debate?
The second and final presidential debate before the November 3 election will take place on October 22 at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT.
Where is the second debate between Trump and Biden taking place?
The debate will take place at Belmont University in Nashville. The institution is a private Christian university, whose motto is “From here to anywhere”.
This is only the second time Tennessee has hosted a presidential debate, the first was in 2008, between Barack Obama and John McCain, also at Belmont University.
Who is the moderator?
The moderator of the final debate will be Kristen Welker of NBC. She is a White House correspondent for the Comcast-owned network and is familiar with moderating her work on shows such as Weekend Today and Meet the Press. Whether she will be able to control Trump is the million dollar question, of course.
Welker graduated from Harvard in 1998 with a history degree and worked at ABC affiliate stations in Redding, California, and Providence, Rhode Island. She was with the NBC affiliate in her hometown of Philadelphia before joining NBC News in 2010 where she became a White House correspondent a year later.
She was nominated 2020 Outstanding Broadcast Journalist at the Washington Women in Journalism Awards last month, and she won a National Emmy Award for her coverage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash.
What is the format of the debate?
The format of the final debate is the same as that of the first clash between the two. Each segment responding to a topic will last approximately 15 minutes, with each candidate having two minutes to respond to the moderator’s question, before a more in-depth discussion on the subject.
What topics will Trump and Biden discuss?
Biden and Trump will clash on the following topics:
– Fight covid-19
– American families
– Race in America
– Climate change
– National security
In the first debate, candidates answered questions about coronavirus and race directly and touched on other topics.
Oddly enough, what the polls say is the number one issue for voters – the economy – is not a topic in his right, but expect it to be the subject of in-depth discussion as we go through the other topics.