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Politics Belmont University in Nashville prepares for final Trump-Biden debate

21:50  19 october  2020
21:50  19 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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(The Center Square) – In less than a week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off for the second and final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election – and the stage is set.

22 at Belmont University in Nashville . Who's debating ? Donald Trump and Joe Biden were intended to debate at all three events. The New York Times said Trump was reportedly "discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his

In less than a week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off for the second and final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election – and the stage is set.

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The debate, organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, will take place in the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville from 8 to 9:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday – 11 days before the election.

“While the debate itself will only last 90 minutes, the lessons imparted and the experiences that folks are having around this will last for a lifetime,” Belmont University President Bob Fisher said during a news conference Friday. “We believe it's our responsibility as an institution of higher education to host events like this and to create forums where our country can make those decisions about our future.”

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been prepared for Trump 's behavior.[65]. The final debate is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020, 8:00–9:30 pm local time, at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville , Tennessee, with Kristen Welker of NBC moderating.

The final debate between Trump and Biden is set for Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville . "Subject to health security considerations, and in accordance with all required testing, masking, social distancing and other protocols, the debate will take place at Belmont University in

After a debate scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami was cancelled, Thursday’s debate in Nashville will mark the last time the two candidates meet face to face before Americans choose the next president.

The debate will be moderated by Kristen Welker, a White House Correspondent for NBC who moderated a Democratic presidential primary debate with NBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Ashley Parker in November 2019.

Thursday will be the second time a presidential debate is held on the Belmont campus. In October 2008, then-Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama faced off in a debate moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw.

Debate coverage is set to be broadcast in 40 countries.

“Next week, Belmont will once again shine a light on our great state, putting the eyes of the world on Tennessee just 11 days before Americans cast their vote for the President of the United States,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a video statement, welcoming both candidates, the Commission on Presidential Debates and the world media to the state.

Now hosting a presidential debate, Belmont's president got into politics through a homeroom election

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Biden snapped at Trump . As Wallace moved onto the coronavirus, Biden said with a laugh: "That was really a productive segment." US President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.

President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden did not have a debate , but a shouting match filled with personal attacks, interruptions, hateful There was Biden , who addressed Trump only when he wanted to insult him, but otherwise reciting prepared talking points or turning to the camera to talk

Extensive safety precautions are underway. All media and attendees are required to wear surgical grade masks throughout their time on the Belmont campus. Credentialed media are required to undergo a provided COVID-19 test and show proof of a negative result within 72 hours to gain access to the campus.

While the 2008 debate welcomed more than 2,500 media members to Belmont’s campus, the media filing center is limited to 200 reporters to accommodate social distancing. An additional 48 TV broadcast teams will work from platforms on the campus lawn.

“We have a reputation for safety that we have built, and we are maintaining,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said. “We have taken action to control the virus instead of letting the virus control us.”

Security, too, is extensive. The Secret Service has collaborated with Nashville’s police and fire departments and the Office of Emergency Management to execute security for the candidates, attendees and media.

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The first US presidential debate quickly devolved from friendly greetings to chaos as Democratic challenger Joe At one point, as Biden tried to evade a question from moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would support “Whatever position I take on that, that will become the issue,” Biden said.

Mr. Trump also discussed his coming debate on Tuesday with Mr. Biden , who he said was incapable of turning in a strong 12. That is considerably faster than recent Supreme Court nominations, cutting the time to prepare for the hearings by about two-thirds. Location: Belmont University in Nashville .

“This has been a unified and collaborative effort within the Nashville law enforcement public safety community,” said Todd Hudson, special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Nashville Field Office.

Butch Ferran, board chairperson of the Nashville Convention Corporation, said he looks forward to the attention Nashville and Tennessee will receive.

“This debate will shine a very positive global spotlight on our city,” Ferran said, noting the event will provide the city a “much-needed economic boost.”

“I fully expect this debate to pay off as much as 2008,” he said. “And I can only hope that FIFA is watching this, and that Saturday Night Live takes another shot at Nashville just a few days after.”

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Original Author: Vivian Jones, The Center Square

Original Location: Belmont University in Nashville prepares for final Trump-Biden debate

Majority of voters say Biden won second debate, poll finds .
Sixty-five percent of voters said the candidates were mostly respectful of each other's time, as opposed to 10% who said that after the first debate.Fifty-four percent of voters who watched the Thursday debate said Biden performed the best, while 39% said that Trump did. Eight percent of voters who watched weren’t sure or had no opinion on who did best.

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