DEBATE RECAP: Final Debate For Trump And Biden [VIDEO ROUNDUP]

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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage Thursday after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after the Republican incumbent became one of the millions of Americans to contract coronavirus.

For Trump, the matchup at Tennessee’s Belmont University was perhaps the final opportunity to change the dynamics of a race dominated, much to his chagrin, by his response to the pandemic and its economic fallout.

The two clashed over alleged foreign financial entanglements in the final presidential debate on Thursday night.

At one point, Trump told Biden, “You owe an explanation to the American people” about son Hunter Biden’s past business dealings as the former vice president emphatically denied anything “unethical” took place.

The Hunter Biden debate exchange followed the recent news reports of past communications between Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and his business partners that have raised questions about what Joe Biden knew about these foreign business dealings. Biden’s campaign has denied involvement or making money off these dealings, but the president pressed his rival over the reports during the debate.

“All of the emails … the horrible emails of the kind of money that you were raking in, you and your family. And Joe, you were vice president when some of this was happening. And it should’ve never happened,” Trump said. “I think you owe an explanation to the American people.”

Biden responded: “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life.” Turning to attack Trump, Biden added: “We learned this president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China. Does business in China.”

But things got more contentious later on, especially in exchanges over immigration and minimum wage.

“Parents … kids were ripped from their arms and they were separated … those kids are alone, nowhere to go,” Biden said of the family separation policy that was highly controversial under Trump. “It’s criminal.”

Trump replied by pointing out that the infrastructure for many of the controversies on the border in the past four years was carried over from the Obama-Biden administration. “Who built the cages, Joe?” Trump said.

(AP)


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  1. It’s rather disingenuous for Biden to claim he never took money from any foreign government when we have such clear indications and evidence that money went to Hunter’s businesses and Joe got his cut. Although it may be technically true that Joe got his money from Hunter’s businesses, (and we don’t know how that was funneled), not directly from these governments, he was still using his position as VP for personal and family financial gain. Joe’s homespun approach is what he has honed in 47 years of public service and re-election campaigns, but his cover-up dishonesty and lack of legislative accomplishment doesn’t show leadership or integrity. He may have been a consensus builder in congress, but he doesn’t have the presidential skills, and is fading fast. I think Trump will have accomplished everything he set out to do by year 2 or 3 of his second term. By then the next generation of Republicans can be preparing for 2024.

  2. I love how he had written down his major line of learning to die with it. And interuppted the moderator because he had to say the line. SO FAKE. Go back to sleep Joe.