The first presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is likely to be one of the most-watched debates in recent political history.
Both candidates have much to prove, and with the last four years of incendiary tweets, many are expecting it to feel more like a barroom brawl than a opportunity for the candidates to show Americans who they are.
The debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace, it airs live Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5 PM PST held at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tuesday’s event will be one of four debates this year (including a vice-presidential debate that takes place next week).
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Biden will need to prove that he has the stamina and energy for the job. In other words, work hard to undo the name Trump has labeled him “sleepy Joe.” Trump’s camp has been whittling away at Biden’s mental and physical capacities.
Trump will have to prove that he’s trustworthy. With new reports that he was late to the party handling the COVID-19 pandemic, and 200,000 Americans dead from the virus, he will have to answer for his perceived lack of action.
Two-thirds of undecided voters in these states consider the president “unpredictable” and said they would prefer Biden’s leadership style on issues including coronavirus, Ashley Kirzinger, associate director of survey research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told LA Times
Trump will have to address his taxes, as recently reported by the New York Times, the president paid about $750 in taxes in the last ten years. All of this and more, will be Biden’s chance to swing and swing hard to gather the undecided voters into his camp.
Lastly, Trump will be vulnerable on the economy. Although the president continues to tout the current and future recovery, the fact that millions of Americans remain out of a job, and dependent on unemployment, eagerly awaiting stimulus checks, Biden will likely cut into Trump using this data.