What happened in the final presidential debate 2020?

Overall, the American people won this debate, unlike the last chaotic event, writes Juan Abbas.

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The final presidential debate of the 2020 election was a whole lot to take in. It was a start of the final stretch of 11 days before the election. As a matter of policy, this debate was quite robust unlike the last debate which was a total bust. The debate was moderated by NBC`s Kristen Welker at Nashville, Tennessee. The commission on presidential debates sponsored the debate.

Trump admits his mistakes 

President Trump seemed to have listened to his advisers this time around. He didn’t interrupt more frequently like he did two weeks ago. He tried to stay on the issues the American people wanted to hear about like the economy, the racial reckoning, and even the climate. Though, those issue did not make it to the mainstream debating conversation for the President of the United States.

The American voters now has to decide whether they want to vote for Joe Biden and restore unity and dignity in the country or do they want to vote for Trump, the same President who tweets late at night spreading bizarre information about voting.

Fundamentally, he admitted many mistakes of his presidency like the issue of child separation at the border. When asked about the matter, he did not deny it, nor did he give the traditional lines of sympathy towards them. He said that they were “well taken care of”. This inhumane statement by the leader of a free world, spoke volumes about his moral compass.

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“We have a vaccine that coming”, Trump responded on the dominant topic of the coronavirus. “We are learning to live with it.”, he said.

Trump aimed to depict Biden as a career politician. However, it showed that Trump, being a stranger to politics did not serve him well and his first and possibly, according to the polls, last term.

Instead of boasting his presidency in front of the camera, President Trump focused his attention towards personal attacks on Biden`s family. This would be a policy usually followed by a non-incumbent candidate who has no history in policy enforcement.

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Biden makes a strong case against Trump

Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee effectively made his case against the Trump administration. He agrees with the fact that there should be a steady transition to renewable energy. Furthermore, his spotlight on the racial division was very efficient. He said, “This guy has a dog whistle as big as a foghorn.”, referring to the comments made about the proud boys, a far-right group, in the previous debate.

This is all happening at the same time Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court

He was also able to get himself out of questions that were presented by Trump but were quite tricky. On the issue of fracking, he argued that in his childhood, diseases spread, and people developed cancer due to such industries in Delaware. He also distanced himself from other Democrats such as Bernie Sanders who demanded radical change to the sector. “I’m Joe Biden,” Biden said. “I beat all of them.”

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Overall, the American people won this debate, unlike the last chaotic event. The American voters now has to decide whether they want to vote for Joe Biden and restore unity and dignity in the country or do they want to vote for Trump, the same President who tweets late at night spreading bizarre information about voting.

Judge Barret’s nomination to the Supreme court 

This is all happening at the same time Senate Republicans are rushing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, something which also took the attention of Americans yesterday.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is serving as a Circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was confirmed to the position in 2017. She was nominated by President Trump and is known to have Catholic views. However, the Judge is criticized by Senate Democrats as a weapon to Obama care and other such issues opposed by Republicans.

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Sen. Hirono said that Judge Barrett’s religion is ‘irrelevant’. Other Senate Democrats also made their case against her views and have often cited her views on the ACA case saying that Chief Justice John Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning in order to save it.

Senate Democrats boycotted Thursday’s scheduled vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, that, “We’re not giving the quorum they need to provide it. The rules require it.”

Though, they did move ahead with the nomination and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans a full Senate vote on the nomination on Monday.

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Just recently CNN’s KFILE team found omissions in the documents submitted to the Senate by Judge Barrett. She has updated her papers on certain outlined issues.

On the first day of her hearings she added, “I would like to thank many Americans from all walks of life who have reached out with messages of support over the course of my nomination. I believe in the power of prayer, and it has been uplifting to hear that so many people are praying for me. I look forward to answering the Committee’s questions over the coming days.”

Juan Abbas is a freelance writer for the Daily Times. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.


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