Following The 2020 United States presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump on September 29th, President Trump was tested positive for COVID-19. Trump, fatigued and feverish from the virus, traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday and returned to the White House only three days after admission. Also testing positive was First Lady Melania Trump, Aide to the President Hope Hicks, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnamy, Assistant to the President Nicholas Luna, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, US senators Mike Lee, Thom Tillis, and Ron Johnson. Six others in Trump’s circle also tested positive for coronavirus. The debate that was scheduled for October 15th was moved back to a later date.
For safety purposes, the now final presidential debate will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For this debate, to prevent interruptions, Trump and Biden’s microphones will be muted as the opposing candidate delivers their opening answer to each question, which will be limited to two minutes. The debate will consist of six 15-minute segments. Some topics may be: fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership. Kristen Welker of NBC News will moderate the debate.
The muting of microphones will be a great way for viewers to hear what each candidate has to say about their views without any distractions. Last presidential debate, there were many interruptions throughout the debate but with the microphones off, viewers will not be distracted.