President Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden expressed the latest arguments to voters on Thursday night in their second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, less than two weeks before the election.
The debate between Trump and Biden was much more orderly than the first time the two candidates met in September, with relatively few breaks and tighter speaking time controls. The 90-minute event included 15-minute segments covering COVID-19, foreign policy, the economy, race, climate change, and more.
The backward president defended the treatment of the coronavirus pandemic while criticizing Biden for failing to act on various democracy proposals when he was vice president, warning that democratic priorities would hamper the economy.
“You will have a depression you have never seen before,” if Biden is elected, Mr. Trump said. He also made recent reports of Baiden’s son Hunter’s business abroad, while defending his foreign business activities.
Mr. Biden emphasized Mr. Trump’s handling of the pandemic, which claimed the lives of more than 223,000 Americans, and said he had never been involved in his son’s business, calling the president’s allegations “abusive”. He often turned to the camera to address the audience at home during the debate.
“Anyone responsible for so many deaths should not remain, President of the United States,” he said at one point. “I’ll take care of it. I’ll stop it. I’ll make sure we have a plan.”
Both candidates Trump and Biden were well aware that the debate provided their last opportunity to present their case to a large national audience, just 12 days after election day.