This was due to the debate being broadcast concurrently with Thursday Night Football, which accumulated a total of 7 million viewers on FOX. 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[99][100][101], Shortly after the debate, the candidates' spouses joined them onstage. https://www.c-span.org/debates/ President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will meet on the stage for the first of three debates on Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, while their running mates, Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris, will face off on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday. 82,373, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Trump tried his darndest to paint Biden as a … redirects here. 2020 Debates ‘Worst presidential debate in history’: Foreigners recoil at Trump and Biden’s prime-time brawl . The soundness of the survey methodology employed by the polling organization. Your California Privacy Rights After the second presidential debate was canceled following President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization, both he … [19], Since Biden's successful nomination in the Democratic primaries, Trump had attempted to cast doubt over Biden's abilities, claiming that he was suffering from dementia and that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs in the primaries. Biden's lead was compounded by a funding shortage in Trump's campaign, with Biden's campaign donations improving significantly. "Trump says Obamacare must die. "[86] Pence subsequently agreed to a plexiglass barrier, so there were two barriers; one by each candidate. "Trump on Covid-19: "I take full responsibility. Washington (CNN) The presidential debates are around the corner, with Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump set to square off for the first time on stage next week. [29] Trump confirmed that he downplayed the severity of the pandemic, saying that "I don't want to create a panic. [33] Ginsburg was one of four Supreme Court justices who are commonly considered liberal; the other five justices are commonly considered to be conservative. Trump offered no replacement plan. The five polls were chosen with the advice of Frank Newport of. As a result, 2020 had the fewest debates since 1996. Following the conclusion of the first presidential debate between President … Kristen Welker, co-anchor of “Weekend Today” and NBC News’ White House correspondent, will moderate. First published on Thu 22 Oct 2020 20.06 EDT. Thanks for contacting us. [134] Trump responded by saying that Americans had to learn to live with the virus; Biden replied that, under Trump, Americans were "learning to die from" the virus. [70] Trump's team disagreed with these criticisms, arguing that Trump has "continuously denounced" white supremacists and did so twice during the debate. [119] According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 remain contagious for up to 20 days after their onset of symptoms, depending on the severity of the case; Trump's treatment using remdesivir and dexamethasone was typical of a severe case. [69] Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade criticized Trump for not condemning white supremacy, saying that Trump "ruined the biggest layup in the history of debates" by not doing so. [148] Trump called the House Democrats' bill "a big bailout for badly run Democratic cities and states. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on … Viewer Reaction to First 2020 Presidential Debate, Part 2. 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[120] The Trump campaign called for the second debate to be held in person as originally scheduled, saying there was "no medical reason" for the debate to be shifted to a virtual setting, postponed, or otherwise changed "in any way. The 2020 United States presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the major candidates in the 2020 United States presidential election, were sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. [140], After Biden brought up newly reported information about Trump's tax returns, as well as Trump's secret bank account in China, Trump claimed that he prepaid millions in taxes and complained that the IRS had treated him "very unfairly. [102] Following a backlash, a spokesman for Karen Pence stated that she had "followed an agreement established between both campaigns prior to the debate. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden face off in Cleveland, Ohio, in the first presidential debate of the 2020 US election season. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will moderate. [47] Biden falsely stated that, under Trump, the trade deficit with China grew and violent crime went up (only the national murder rate has increased since Trump took office). [94][95][96] When Harris was asked if she would support an expansion of the number of justices on the Supreme Court if the Senate confirmed Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Court, she did not answer the question, instead mentioning how President Abraham Lincoln did not nominate a successor for Justice Roger B. Taney, as he had died 27 days before the 1864 presidential election. 530,526, This story has been shared 93,223 times. In one recording made in February 2020, Trump indicated that he understood the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic early on, which contrasted with Trump's attempts to publicly play down the virus. [1] As a result, 2020 had the fewest debates since 1996. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in the final presidential debate of 2020. Kristen Welker, co-anchor of “Weekend Today” and NBC News’ White House … For "Why don't you shut up? [23][24] When asked if he would commit to a peaceful transition of power, Trump said, "we'll have to wait and see;" however, in a later press briefing, he said that he did believe in a peaceful transition of power. "[6] While Trump did not press the issue further publicly, he also requested additional debates to the traditional three, which Biden's campaign declined. [71] The day after the debate, Trump said, "I don't know who Proud Boys are, but whoever they are, they have to stand down. "[73][74][75] Researcher Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, told The Washington Post that Proud Boys memberships on Telegram channels grew nearly 10 percent after the debate. [91][92][93], During the debate, Pence refused to commit to accepting the results of the election, and ensuring a peaceful transition of power, if Trump and Pence lost. [61] According to the Washington Examiner, some conservatives criticized Wallace for an alleged bias against Trump due to Wallace's frequent interruptions of Trump. "[59] The Washington Post editorial board called the debate "a disgrace" and demonstrated that "Trump's assault on democracy is escalating. This story has been shared 530,526 times. The allotted time was generally not upheld; Trump repeatedly interrupted and criticized Biden during Biden's answers to the initial questions as well as during the facilitated discussions,[37] and was chastised by Wallace several times for doing so. Ticketing will be extremely limited for all four events. Your administration has rolled back regulations on these kinds of facilities. Pence's response echoed Trump's own repeated statements refusing to commit to honoring the results if he loses. [78][79][80] The television viewership declined 13% compared to the debate for the first presidential debate of 2016, but an unknown number of people watched or listened to the debate via live-streaming or radio, so the total audience likely surpassed the 2016 record. [111] The president was hospitalized for three days. [4][5], In late 2019, Trump claimed that the 2016 debates were "biased." The first debate took place on September 29, 2020. In December 2018, the Democratic National Committee(DNC) announced the schedule for 12 official DNC-sanctioned debates, set to begin in June 2019, with six debates in 2019 and the remaining six during the first four months of 2020. [147]) Trump said that he opposed the bill passed by House Democrats in part because it included funds for Democratic-led local government. [7] At the end of June, representatives of the Biden campaign confirmed that they had agreed to the original schedule. [53][54][55][56][57][58] The New York Times editorial board called the debate "excruciating" and wrote: "After five years of conditioning, the president's ceaseless lies, insults and abuse were no less breathtaking to behold. [173][174], Early on March 4, 2020, the Free & Equal Elections Foundation held a debate at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, which included various third party candidates, as well as minor candidates affiliated with the Democratic and Republican parties. A commission member argued that Harris "is the one who wanted plexiglass...If [Pence] doesn't want plexiglass, that is up to him. ET until 10:30 p.m. [109][110] Steve Scully of C-SPAN was to have moderated the debate, which would have been in the town hall meeting format. "[72] On October 1, Trump said on Sean Hannity's show: "I've said it many times, and let me be clear again: I condemn the KKK. This is the same fellow who said, 'Don't worry, we're going to end it this by the summer.' [151], On proposals to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour, Biden reaffirmed his support for the increase, while Trump said that the minimum wage should be left to the states and that a federal minimum wage increase would hurt businesses. Biden asked Trump why he was not conferring with his "Republican friends" about an agreement. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden face off in the final presidential debate of the 2020 election season at Belmont University in Nashville. [65][66], Trump's "stand by" remarks received criticism. 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