President Trump and Joe Biden will meet on Tuesday, September 29 in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. The debate will be moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.
The moderator released a list of six general subject areas. They are:
- The Trump and Biden Records
- The Supreme Court
- The Economy
- Race and Violence in our Cities
- The Integrity of the Election
Although this was the topics released, Wallace says they’re subject to change based on news developments and won’t necessarily come in this order.
With tensions between the candidates rising after a New York Times report of President Trump’s tax returns and accusations of former Vice President refusing to take a drug test, this will likely will be one of 2020’s most watched programs thus far. For comparison, the 2016 debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had 84 million people tuning in on television.
A national spotlight has recently been magnified even more onto the presidential race a following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that opened a seat on the U.S. Supreme Couty. Many left-wing leaders are calling for the President’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat not to be brought upon the Senate floor until after the election, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made getting Barrett confirmed his top priority. If successful, the nomiation would be President Donald Trump’s third nomiation to the Nation’s highest court.
How to watch the first presidential debate
- What: First presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden
- Date: Tuesday, September 29
- Location: Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic
- Time: 8-9:30 p.m. CT
- Where to watch: The debate will air on many networks including ABC, CBS, C-SPAN, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News at 8 p.m. CT and is set to last 90 minutes without commercials