US News Trump and Biden expected for a televised duel, each on his own

05:25  15 october  2020
05:25  15 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

US Presidential: Despite his convalescence, Donald Trump wants to go to Florida for a meeting on Saturday

 US Presidential: Despite his convalescence, Donald Trump wants to go to Florida for a meeting on Saturday The President of the United States does not want to miss this meeting on Saturday, a key step in the campaign © Dennis Van Tine / STAR MAX / IPx / AP / SIPA Convalescent, Trump wants to participate in a campaign meeting on Saturday in Florida ELECTIONS - The President of the United States does not want to miss this meeting on Saturday, a key step in the campaign A few days after leaving the hospital where he was being treated for his Covid-19 infection, Donald Trump intends to relaunch his camp

Trump was originally scheduled to spar with Biden on Thursday, but the debate was canceled after the president rejected a proposal to hold the event virtually. The presidential contenders are still slated to face off on October 22 for a final debate before November’s election. The first event was described as

Donald Trump has scheduled a televised town hall event to be broadcast at the same time on Thursday evening as a separate town hall featuring rival Joe Biden , creating a ratings duel and a split-screen spectacle for a divided country on the night that was supposed to be the second presidential

Le président américain Donald Trump et son rival démocrate Joe Biden, lors de leur débat le 29 septembre 2020 à Cleveland © JIM WATSON US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden, during their debate on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland

Unprecedented evening for a riddled election campaign historic events: 19 days before the US presidential election, Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden, leading in the polls, will respond live Thursday evening to questions from voters, but each on a different channel.

This is the latest episode in a saga around the presidential debates triggered by the announcement that Donald Trump, 74, had fallen ill with Covid-19 on October 1.

The Republican President will face voters for an hour in Florida Thursday night (8:00 p.m., midnight GMT) on NBC, as his Democratic opponent undergoes the same type of exercise in his home state of Pennsylvania on a competing channel, ABC.

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Eric Trump says Donald Trump wants to come face-to-face with Joe Biden as he reiterates his father won't participate in 'glorified conference call' after president refused to 'And my father, maybe he's a traditional guy, he didn't want to do a glorified conference call for a presidential debate,' he continued.

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden , spent more than an hour during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, brawling over how best to manage the deadly coronavirus crisis, taxes, climate change, and a host of other domestic policy issues.

Two key states won by the Republican billionaire in 2016 and where Joe Biden, 77, now appears in the lead in the polls.

The former Democratic vice-president leads by nearly ten percentage points in the national average of the polls for the presidential election of November 3. But above all, although with a narrower margin, in the key states which hold elections in the United States by switching from one party to another.

Le candidat démocrate à la présidentielle américaine, Joe Biden, le 12 octobre 2020 à Cincinnati, Ohio © JIM WATSON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on October 12, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Since Donald Trump is late, "he is the one who needs to change the momentum of this election. He needed the debates more than Biden, ”said David Canon, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, another such crucial state.

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Trump - Biden Debates: 3 Matchups, With Solo Moderators. Chris Wallace of Fox News Last week, at a rally in New Hampshire, Mr. Trump taunted Mr. Wallace for “ a lack of talent” and compared the Along with juggling dueling presidential candidates onstage, the moderators are solely responsible for

When Trump again tried to interrupt, suggesting that the Democrats would add “radical left” judges to the court, Biden lost his temper. Trump even interrupted Wallace as the moderator began to ask a question about his administration’s lack of a comprehensive health plan, with which the president

The idea of ​​organizing two separate shows at the same time seems "really bad", he says. "It is a real loss for democracy."

- "People adore drama" -

Now restored, even saying he is "immune", the American president was delighted to meet the crowds on Monday. Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa: he has had three meetings in three days.

Particularly virulent against his opponent, Donald Trump accused Joe Biden of being "a corrupt politician" during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. "He shouldn't even be allowed to run as a candidate" for the White House, he said.

Le président américain Donald Trump, sa femme Melania Trump et leur fis Barron, à leur arrivée à l'aéroport de Morriston, le 16 août 2020 dans le New Jersey © JIM WATSON US President Donald Trump, his wife Melania Trump and their son Barron, upon their arrival at Morriston airport on August 16, 2020 in New Jersey

After a trip to Ohio on Monday then to Florida Tuesday, Barack Obama's vice president only had an online fundraiser on the agenda on Wednesday.

As early as last week, when he had not published a negative test, Donald Trump had refused to participate in the second debate, scheduled for Thursday, when the organizers had announced that they would make it virtual as a precautionary measure, at cases where it was still contagious.

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Overall, Biden did a lot better than many expected but on policies and straightforward facts, Trump won the first debate comfortably. Trump emphasized his law-and-order stance. The topic shifted to Critical Race Theory, and Trump did a good job explaining his position: “They were teaching people

After Biden calls out Trump for disrespecting the military, Trump attacks Biden ’s sons. Trump blames China for the U.S.’ coronavirus outbreak, and Biden blames But instead the debate demonstrated what voters — even Mr. Trump ’s own supporters — have said they dislike about the president: his

"I'm not going to waste my time," he thundered.

The shocking announcement of his diagnosis came less than three days after his first abrasive debate against Joe Biden.

The two septuagenarians then clashed for 90 minutes on stage, while in the room, the relatives of Donald Trump had removed their masks. Among them, Melania Trump had also subsequently tested positive.

She announced on Wednesday evening that their son Barron, 14, had also been affected by the virus but that he was now, like her, negative.

Extremely cautious about the virus, even too much according to Republicans who accuse him of using it to hide from voters, Joe Biden had refused to postpone the date of their second duel as proposed by the Trump team.

No question of changing a long-established schedule to follow the billionaire's "erratic behavior", the Biden team had launched.

The third debate is still scheduled for October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thursday, Donald Trump and moderator Savannah Guthrie will respect social distancing and attendees who came to ask questions of the White House tenant will wear masks, NBC said.

Dr Anthony Fauci, one of the US government's top coronavirus experts, said the president "is no longer transmitting infectious viruses," the channel added.

American political tradition, the "town hall" is a live television program during which a panel of voters, under the supervision of a moderator, questions a candidate.

The audiences of these two meetings will be particularly awaited before being compared.

For David Canon, there is no doubt: the stormy Donald Trump's "town hall" will attract more viewers. "People love drama."

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Second TV duel with Biden: Trump wafts a touch of desperation .
The US President has played through his repertoire of unfair attacks against his challenger. Trump does not harm himself with his appearance - but whether he helps him? © imago images / UPI Photo Donald Trump on the last TV debate before the US election in November. Trump has a touch of despair In psychoanalysis there is the phenomenon of projection. A person ascribes his own wishes, fears or worries to another person. Projection is a defense mechanism.

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