Candidates for the presidency of the United States hold the last one face to face before the elections of November 3
Donald Trump and Joe Biden have debated this Thursday in Nashville (Tennessee). It has been the second and last face to face prior to the presidential elections on November 3. The debate began minutes after 9:00 p.m. Washington time (8:00 p.m. in Mexico City; 10:00 p.m. in Buenos Aires; and 3:00 a.m. in mainland Spain) and has been broadcast streaming on the EL PAÍS website, with the support of a live broadcast covered by our network of correspondents, as well as flash analysis, videos, data checks and reports from our specialists.
The candidates debated the covid-19 pandemic, racial tension, the situation of American families, climate change and national security. Donald Trump has opened the meeting with a defense of his strategy against the coronavirus. “I have been congratulated by the heads of many countries,” he said, while insisting that “the fault of everything has been China.” Biden has reminded him that 220,000 people have died in the United States and that “he does not have a plan or a vaccine.”
The second issue has been the transparency of the elections, questioned by Trump and a day after the FBI denounced the remote interference of Iran and Russia to influence the results. “Nobody has been as harsh against Russia as I have,” said Trump, after accusing Biden without evidence of receiving “a lot of money” from Moscow. “I have not taken money from any foreign source, never,” Biden replied. He quickly brought up that his rival did not file his tax returns.
The debate has continued with a discussion about Trump’s intention to cut health plans. “I want better health care, that’s why I want to end Obamacare,” as the health reform that Obama approved in 2010 is called, Trump has said. “He wants to remove coverage from 22 million people,” Biden replied. The moderator then consulted Trump about separating immigrant children from their families. Trump has said those children came without their parents. Biden has replied that this is not true: “We have separated them from their parents and now they cannot find them. That is criminal ”. On racism, Biden has said that it is “institutionalized in the US.” “No one has done more for the black community than Donald Trump,” the Republican replied. “I love the environment, we have the purest air,” Trump said when asked about his policy in this regard. The Democratic candidate has disagreed: “We have a moral obligation to deal with climate change.”
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