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US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, US. (REUTERS)
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. Updated: 30 Sep 2020, 07:12 AM IST
Trump and Biden arrived in Cleveland hoping the debate would energize their bases of supportDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday released his 2019 tax returns
US Presidential debate 2020 LIVE updates: President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are facing off Tuesday in their crucial first debate of the 2020 campaign, the most pivotal opportunity yet for the candidates to outline starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises.
With just 35 days until the election, and early voting already underway in some states, Trump and Biden arrived in Cleveland hoping the debate would energize their bases of support, even as they competed for the slim slice of undecided voters who could decide the election.
First US Presidential debate 2020: Here are live updates.
“It is what it is because of who you are,” says Biden tTrump says nobody ‘shows up’ for Biden’s rallies.Trump mentions India for not giving “straight numbers” on Covid deaths alongside Russian and China.Second topic: Covid and covid management Defending his new Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett, Trump says, “She’s good in every way. I think she will be outstanding.”“Your party wants to go socialist medicine,” Trump said to Biden. “The party is me, right now,” Biden retorted. “I am the Democratic Party.”“Folks, do you have any idea what this clown is trying to do?” Biden said to Americans as Trump talked over him. “Will you shut up, man,” he grumbled moments later.Biden on Trump at debate: ‘Everybody knows he’s a liar’.With regards to healthcare, Trump said there is no way there are as many as 100 million people with pre-existing conditions, reports Reuters.“We won the election,” Trump said in answer to the first question, about his nominee Amy Coney Barrett. “Elections have consequences. We have the Senate, we have the White House and we have a phenomenal nominee.”Donald Trump said that he had the right to choose a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while former Vice President Joe Biden alleged the president’s nominee would end health coverage for millions of people as they opened their first debate.First topic: Supreme Court replacement”How you doing, man?” Biden said, extending his arms towards Trump.The first 2020 presidential debate 2020 has started. The candidates will not have opening statements, and President Trump received the first question from the moderator.Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden did not shake hands or wear masks as they entered their first White House debate on Tuesday, adhering to protocols on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Asian shares slipped and the dollar was under pressure on Wednesday in the lead up to the first U.S. presidential debate, as financial markets looked to take a measure of both candidates.Joe Biden joked about the Trump campaign’s accusations that he takes drugs as performance enhancers and that he would wear an earpiece during tonight’s first Presidential debate.
Trump told supporters in an official campaign email that he won the first presidential debate — hours before it even started. “I finished debating Joe Biden,” the email reads. It goes on to say “This debate will go down in HISTORY. I showed the American People that I will ALWAYS fight to put America First no matter what and that I will NEVER stop working to Make America Great Again.”The Bidens paid nearly $300,000 in federal income taxes on earnings of more than $985,000 in 2019, according to returns released Tuesday. Trump paid $750 in 2017.Shares in Tokyo and Australia edged lower, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were steady ahead of the first presidential election debate. Volume on U.S. equity exchanges was subdued on Tuesday ahead of the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic hopeful Joe Biden.Exactly three and a half hours before former Vice President Joe Biden walked onstage for the first presidential debate, his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, faced off with three contemporary artists to talk about art.Hours before his first debate with U.S. President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday released his 2019 tax returns and his campaign called on Trump, who has come under fire for not releasing his returns, to do the same.Instead of the usual auditorium setting, the debate is being hosted by the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University in the 27,000-square-foot (2,500-square-meter) atrium of the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on the clinic’s Health Education Campus. Notre Dame, the original debate host, withdrew because of the pandemic.
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