The New Paper

September 30, 2020

2020 presidential election - debate one recap

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off in the first presidential debate last night. The 90-minute debate (hosted by Fox News’ Chris Wallace) focused on a range of topics including Supreme Court justice selection, the coronavirus, healthcare, the economy, racial tensions, climate change, and election integrity. The debate was widely characterized as highly contentious and chaotic, with discussion marked by frequent interruptions and the candidates often straying from the moderator’s questions. Here’s a recap and a video of the full debate.

Extra: Vice President Mike Pence and Biden’s running mate Senator Kamala Harris will face off in the vice presidential debate next Wednesday, followed by the second presidential debate on October 15.

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