NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is now up to the voters.
President Trump and former VP Joe Biden sparred for more than 90-minutes in the final 2020 presidential debate in Nashville. Biden said the character of the nation is on the ballot on November 3rd. Trump warned Biden’s economic policies will lead the nation into a depression.
President Trump claims the ongoing coronavirus outbreak could have been worse.
“If you notice, the mortality rate is down 785-percent,” Trump said. “The excess mortality rate is way down and much lower than almost any other country.”
Trump again defended his response and said a vaccine is coming within weeks. Trump also argued the virus will soon be gone. Biden says Trump shouldn’t be re-elected due to his handling of the virus.
“Anyone who’s responsible for not taking control, in fact, not saying I take full responsibility initially; anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain President of the United States of America,” Biden said.
Biden accused Trump of being divisive and pitting red states against blue states in the response to the coronavirus outbreakBiden warned a dark winter is coming as the coronavirus is surging in more than three-dozen states.
Trump and Biden squabbled over healthcare. Trump vowed to always protect people with pre-existing conditions, even if the Supreme Court repeals the Affordable Care Act.
Biden mocked Trump over claims that the White House is poised to propose a better healthcare policy. Trump defended his border policies and ripped the Obama-Biden administration’s record on illegal immigration. Biden slammed the Trump policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border.
Race relations were also in the spotlight. Biden said Trump “pours fuel on every racist fire,” adding he has a “dog whistle as big as a fog horn” when it comes to white supremacist groups. The President called himself the “least racist person in this room.” Trump again insisted no other president has done more for African Americans than he has, other than Abraham Lincoln.
The two men also tangled over Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings. Hunter Biden is Joe Biden’s son.
“You made three and a half million dollars, Joe,” Trump said. “And your son gave you, they even have a statement that we have to give ten-percent to the big man, I think. I don’t know maybe not. But, you’re the big man, I think.”
“I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life,” Biden retorted. “We learn the president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China.”
Biden said his son has done nothing wrong.