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Trump, Biden prepare to debate

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/28/20, 06:15 pm

Chris Wallace of Fox News will host the opening round of the 2020 presidential debates at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday—the first of three debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

What will the candidates talk about? Trump and Biden will face questions about the Supreme Court, election integrity, race issues, and the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said Sunday that his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been helping him prepare for the debate. Biden’s staff had a senior adviser pretend to be Trump during practice sessions. The remaining debates are scheduled for Oct. 15 and 22, with a vice presidential debate slated for Oct. 7.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 12:23 pm

    Let the show begin. The Libertarian candidate, Jo Jorgensen, is on the ballot in all 50 states, I believe. The only reason she isn't invited is because the debates are run and controlled by the two major political parties. Both are afraid of competition, and to inform voters they have other choices.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 04:50 pm

    Biden debating against Trump is bad enough, but against 2 candidates at the same time?  

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Thu, 10/01/2020 03:52 pm

    What actually happened was that President Trump did debate against two people: presidential candidate Joe Biden and "moderator" Chris Wallace.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 04:53 pm

    This debate is going to be interesting. I think a lot more people will be watching for Biden to make a fool of himself. 

    Yes, I do feel sorry for him, but not sorry for the Dems for putting him thru this.

    There will probably be a lot of "I mispoke" happening.

    I doubt if the liberal social media will allow any of it to be posted on-line.

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 05:40 pm

    I won't be watching. It'll be one bad upmanship, and recalling the 2016 debates, Trump outdid himself with foot in mouth disease that was a preview of the past four years. Name calling has no place on the debate stage. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 05:18 pm

    I don't trust Chris Christie. He is a RINO and probably a spy in the Trump camp.

    It will be interesting. 

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