Trump and Biden face questions over coronavirus and Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be questioned on topics such as the coronavirus pandemic and the Supreme Court when they face off next week in the first of three debates ahead of the 2020 election.The Presidential Debates Commission announced on Tuesday that the September 29 debate in Cleveland, Ohio, will revolve around six topics, each of which will have a 15-minute time slot. Fox News moderator Chris Wallace picked the categories, the commission said.

The first debate will take place at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. It is expected to start at 9 p.m. ET and will run for approximately 90 minutes.

The themes are:

  • Trump and Biden’s records
  • The Supreme Court
  • Covid-19
  • The economy
  • Race and violence in our cities
  • The integrity of the election

The debate committee said it had revealed the topics in advance “to encourage in-depth discussion on the main issues facing the country.”

But his announcement notes that the issues to be discussed are “subject to possible changes due to developments in the news.”

The Supreme Court, for example, has gone from a perennial election issue to a focal point in the 2020 race after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, on Friday night.

Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Are in a rush to confirm Ginsburg’s successor ahead of Election Day, which is only six weeks away. Trump said he would announce his nominee on Saturday.

Biden, meanwhile, called on Washington to honor Ginsburg’s last wish, which was reportedly dictated to his granddaughter, “that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

“Blocking this appointment by the Senate is just an exercise of crude political power. And I don’t believe the people of this nation will support him, ”Biden said Sunday.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the lives of Americans, as well as the election race.

More than 200,000 people in the United States – more than in any other country – have now died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

While Biden and the Democrats have criticized the Trump administration for failing to respond effectively to the public health crisis, the president maintains his efforts have been successful.

“We’re doing extremely well, relatively speaking,” Trump said in an interview Tuesday.

“The only thing we did a bad job at was public relations,” he added, because “we haven’t been able to convince people” of “what a great job we did. “.

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