Biden Presidential Debate 2020: Topics, Moderator, Date, Time, Where To Watch
Oct 24 2020
"He goes out of his way to insult everybody who doesn't support them, or threaten them with jail", Mr Obama said of the President.
The two candidates, both in their 70s, repeatedly interrupted each other, Trumpmore so than Biden, at their 90-plus-minute debate in late September, a standoff that some USA political pundits described as the worst-ever us presidential debate.
US President Donald Trump could still have a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win re-election but it will require everything to break in his direction a second time, according to experts.
It was expected that Thursday's debate would have had a foreign policy segment, which was not ther in the first debate either, but the organisers chose to drop it and instead start off with Covid-19, which is the issue on which the Democrats have been hammering Trump.
Between October 16-18, Morning Consult Political Intelligence surveyed 359 likely voters who opted for candidates other than Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016 and found that 53% are supporting Biden in this year's election, while just 21% are backing Trump. And got lazy and complacent.
He also said: "I never thought Donald Trump would embrace my vision or continue my polices, but I did hope for the sake of the country, that he might show some interest in taking the job seriously".
"We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook that would have shown them how to respond before the virus reached our shores", a visibly frustrated Obama said. "Not this time. Not this election". "This is reality. And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously". "I don't care about the polls", Obama told the crowd. The number of people who might not have died had we just done the basics.
"It's between a Trump boom or a Biden lockdown".
While Obama was in Pennsylvania, Trump visited North Carolina, another of the battleground states, as he seeks to recapture the enthusiasm of four years ago.
Trump is expected to step up his offensive to try to turn the tide against Biden, who has been leading in the opinion polls.
Scully later was revealed to be involved in a scandal where his Twitter stirred up controversy after he engaged with Trump's former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, which the president claimed sowed an anti-Trump bias. "We can not leave any doubt in this election".
Biden's $822 million in overall fundraising is the highest figure for any presidential candidate at this point in the past four election cycles.
"Both candidates clearly learned important lessons from the inaugural debate that was so poorly received", said Aaron Kall, an expert on presidential debates at the University of MI.