There was a remarkable change in tone in the final debate, which was held in Nashville, as both candidates were careful to state their points in a more presidential way. They let each other talk and also requests time to respond from the moderator.
The final presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden happened in Nashville at Belmont University last Thursday. The event was attended by 200 people in the audience. As a precaution, both of the candidates took coronavirus tests in which they both tested negative before meeting on stage.
The debate began by talking about coronavirus. The candidates started without interrupting each other, which is a dramatic difference compared to the first presidential debate.
In accordance with the new rules set by the Commission on Presidential Debates, each of the presidential candidates’ microphones was muted during the first two minutes of their responses. This placed a moment of discipline and prevented repeated interruption during the first segment.
Although this final debate was more peaceful than the first one, the two presidential candidates still disagreed when they talked about the pandemic, with Joe Biden frequently criticizing how President Trump handled the coronavirus pandemic already caused 200,000 deaths in America.
It’s obviously complete, illogical nonsense that President Trump is “responsible” for any of the COVID deaths. Just like Obama wasn’t responsible for any H1N1 deaths.
But this is the only line of attack they have left. COVID is Biden’s whole campaign.
— Gina Bontempo (@FlorioGina) October 23, 2020
Joe Biden said, ‘Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America,’
The Democratic nominee further stated that the country is about to go into a dark winter, and there has no clear plan and no prospect on whether there will be a vaccine available for the significant number of the American people.
Meanwhile, the President answered Joe Biden’s remarks by stating his own experience with the coronavirus, and he said that the country was turning a corner. The President also takes full responsibility for what happened however, the matter of how the coronavirus got into the country, the President stated, “It’s not my fault it came here. It’s China’s fault.
President further stated that the country had already learned more about the virus than when the pandemic started, and the country is ready to move forward.
To quoted, President Trump stated. ‘We will not have a dark winter at all,’ the President said. ‘We are opening up the country, we’ve learned and our understanding of the disease, which we didn’t at the beginning.’
Hunter Biden’s Emails
However, one of the most anticipated topics that the candidates were to talk about was the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden’s email. On this portion, the presidential candidates clashed with Joe Biden telling the audience that he has “never” taken a penny from a foreign power.
However, surprisingly, it was Joe Biden, who mentioned Rudy Giuliani by asserting that President Trump’s lawyer is being used as a Russian “pawn.”
Guiliani has been a central character in Hunter Biden’s story, where said photos and emails purportedly from Hunter’s laptop were brought in public by Guiliani.
Joe Biden also lashed out at the President for not calling out the Russian government and other foreign officials for election meddling.
In turn, President Trump maintained that Joe Biden had enriched himself with foreign dollars together with his son, Hunter Biden.
The President was quoted saying, “I don’t make money from China, you do. I don’t make money from Ukraine, you do. I don’t make money from Russia, you do,”
He further stated that all of the “horrible” emails show the kind of money that Joe Biden was collecting. The President also emphasized that some of these events happened while Biden was still sitting as the President.
President Trump was quoted saying, ‘And Joe, you were vice president when some of this was happening.’
‘All of the email, the emails, the horrible emails of the kind of money you were raking in,’ Trump said. ‘And Joe, you were vice president when some of this was happening. And I think you owe an explanation to the American people..”
After Joe Biden tried to tie Hunter Biden’s story to Russian election interference, President Trump also found a way to connect Joe Biden’s complaints to his own primary grievance.
The President scoffed, “You mean the laptop is now the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax? The laptop is Russia, Russia, Russia? You got to be kidding. Here we go with Russia,’ he said – taking the issue that most endangered his presidency and brought on the multi-year Mueller probe and turning it on his rival.”
Joe Biden said he couldn’t get anything done during his last eight years because he had a Republican Congress.@realDonaldTrump had a Congress that impeached him, yet he still rescued the economy, rebuilt our military, created rising wages, and brokered historic peace deals.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 23, 2020
President found different ways to get into his favorite digs as the debate went on. He even called the democratic son’s laptop as “laptop from hell” and found ways to put Joe Biden on his heels by asking questions whenever the Democratic nominee will pitch in various plans.
He stated, “Why didn’t you do it in the eight years serving with Obama?”
Joe Biden could only say answers briefly that only hinted at the Republican opposition that he once had to fight within the House. Joe stated, “We had a Republican Congress. That’s the answer,” he said, without expanding.