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President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, clashed over Covid-19 and competed as they traded allegations of corruption in their latest live debate, which took place Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
The first debate was a chaotic, insulting exchange between the two candidates. But on October 22, the personal attacks were (mostly) gone – instead, the audience got a chance to hear some of what Biden and Trump had to offer the Americans.
Muted microphones have probably helped cool temperatures, and moderator Kristen Welker is known for promoting a higher standard of debate.
With arguments about coronavirus, race, climate change and corruption, both candidates have made it clear how different their views are on the United States.
As for the pandemic, Joe Biden will not rule out more blockades, while President Trump insisted it was time to reopen the United States.
Donald Trump cites unfounded allegations that Joe Biden personally took advantage of his son’s business deals. The Democrat raised President Trump’s opaque taxes.
Joe Biden has a solid lead of 11 days until the presidential election.
However, winning the most votes does not always win the election, and the margin is narrower in a handful of countries that could decide the race in both ways.
More than 47 million people have already voted as a result of a wave of votes driven by the pandemic.
This is already more than voted before election day in 2016. There are a total of about 230 million voters.
In short surveys – from CNN, Data Progress and American politics – most respondents say that Joe Biden won the debate by more than 50% to about 40%.
The final debate was a less fierce and substantial affair than the couple’s previous showdown on September 29, which turned into insults and a curse.
Following this political brawl, debate organizers this time silenced the microphones during the candidates’ introductory statements on each topic to minimize interruptions.
The 90-minute debate, moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker, was the scene of many personal attacks between opponents whose mutual animosity was palpable.
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In an individual concluding argument to voters, they offered a distinct view of the nation on everything from stopping the United States to fighting the coronavirus to stopping fossil fuel production to fight climate change.
Nowhere was the difference between the two candidates more obvious than in their approach to the pandemic.
Asked about his support for more blockades if scientists recommend him, Joe Biden, a Democrat, did not rule this out.
Donald Trump, a Republican, said it was wrong to inflict additional damage on the economy due to an infection from which most people recover.
“It’s a huge country with a huge economy,” said the president.
“People are losing their jobs, committing suicide. There is depression, alcohol, drugs on a level that no one has seen before. “
Donald Trump, 74, said the virus was “disappearing” and that the vaccine would be ready by the end of the year, while Joe Biden, 77, warned the nation was heading for a “dark winter.”
President Trump said: “We’re learning to live with that.”
Joe Biden countered: “Come on. We’re dying with him.”
He blamed the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in a pandemic outside President Trump’s door.
“Anyone responsible for so many deaths should not remain president of the United States.” he said.
During the return and return of racial relations, President Trump said: “I’m the least racist in this room.”
He introduced a 1994 crime bill that Joe Biden helped draft and blaming Black Lives Matter for the mass imprisonment of African Americans.
But Joe Biden said Donald Trump was “one of the most racist presidents we’ve ever had in modern history.” He pours fuel on every single racist fire. “
He added: “It simply came to our notice then [racial] dog whistles as big as a fog horn. “
President Trump has allegedly leaked emails from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, about his business dealings in China.
However, Joe Biden denied the president’s unfounded allusion that the former US vice president somehow had a stake in the venture.
“I think you owe an explanation to the American people,” said President Trump.
Joe Biden said: “I have not taken a penny from any country. Sometime. “
He referred to New York Times recently reported that President Trump had a bank account in China and paid $ 188,561 in taxes for the country between 2013 and 15, compared to the $ 750 federal taxes in the United States that the newspaper says he paid in 2016-2017. when he became president.
President Trump said: “I have many bank accounts and they are all listed and are everywhere.
“I mean, I was a businessman doing business.”