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Recap: Trump and Biden Face Off in Final Presidential Debate of 2020

On Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden and United States President Donald Trump squared off in Nashville for the final presidential debate ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020 election. Here's what you may have missed.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 9:45 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2020 9:09 AM

The final presidential debate of 2020 took place in Nashville on Thursday night at Belmont University, where United States President Donald J. Trump faced off in a one-on-one debate against former Vice President Joe Biden.

Kristen Welker Moderated the debate and began by asking both candidates about the country's fight against COVID-19.

"We have a vaccine that's coming - it's ready," said President Trump. "We're now making ventilators... Thousands and thousands a month, distributing them all over the world. It will go away, and as I say, 'we're rounding the turn, we're rounding the corner' - it's going away." Click here to hear President Trump's full response on the fight against COVID-19.

"220,000 Americans dead," responded Biden. "Anyone who's responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America." You can hear Biden's full comments on the fight against COVID-19 here.

Over the course of the debate, the candidates discussed a wide variety of topics selected by the moderator including the fight against COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.

You can click here to watch Thursday night's full debate.

Who do you think "won" Thursday night's presidential debate? Click here to vote and voice your opinion.

Leading Up to Election Day...

The first presidential debate of 2020 took place on Sept. 29 and was moderated by Chris Wallace. The candidates touched on everything from COVID-19,  the Supreme Court, race and crime as well as both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden's records. LINK: 44News This Morning Recaps First Presidential Debate

What would have been the second presidential debate of 2020 was canceled following President Trump's positive COVID-19 test. Link: Trump Says Virtual Debate "Not Acceptable"

On Oct. 7, the first and only vice presidential debate of 2020 brought Vice President Mike Pence to the stage against Senator Kamala Harris. Link: Vice Presidential Debate Recap: Pence and Harris Clash

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