Tonight there will be the vice-presidential debate in the USA between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris. All the details.
Republican candidate Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris meet tonight on Wednesday, October 7, in the vice-presidential debate, prior to the elections in the United States that will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The traditional debate between the candidates for vice president in the United States will today add the component that President Donald Trump is infected with coronavirus.
The 74-year-old president’s illness deeply impacted the campaign’s agenda and yesterday the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, said that the second debate against the president – scheduled for October 15 – should not take place if the Republican continues to give positive, and that if carried out, all those involved must follow very strict protocols.
The debate of candidates for vice presidents in the United States between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris begins at 10:00 p.m. in Argentina and you can follow it live through the Clarín website.
When the debate begins in Salt Lake City (Utah), Harris will make history by becoming the first black woman and the first person of Asian descent to participate in a vice-presidential debate in American history..
The debate will unfold with extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, after Trump tested positive for covid-19 just two days after participating in his face-to-face with Biden.
Harris and Pence to debate divided by a plexiglass barrier -a measure that the Republican campaign opposed, but finally agreed-, and from podiums located at a distance of 3.7 meters, a separation greater than that between Trump and Biden.
This debate could be a great opportunity to stand out for Senator Kamala Harris, a former attorney who had a stellar performance in the debates of the Democratic primary, but which for now has not translated into a greater intention to vote.
Among the topics that Harris can use to his advantage the questioned management of the pandemic that leaves more than 209,000 dead in the United States, the country with the most deaths in the world.This year the coronavirus will be the third leading cause of death among Americans.
Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican and a Tamil Indian, overflows with vitality alongside Biden, who if elected in January will be the oldest president to assume power in the United States (he turns 78 in November).
With the announcement of the contagion of President Trump – along with his wife and several assistants – all eyes are on Pence, 61, who on September 26 attended an event for the nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
A weak point for Pence is his position as head of the crisis cell to fight the coronavirus, but in his favor he has his career and his experience as a radio host, which allowed him to perform well in the debate of the vice-presidential candidates in 2016.
The Trump re-election campaign and the White House have given few details about Pence’s preparation for debate, but The NBC News network assures that the vice president has trained to refute Harris without being perceived as attacking her in a macho way.
Harris, meanwhile, has rehearsed for debate with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg – one of his rivals in the Democratic primary – in the role of Pence, according to The New York Times.