Top Moments from the Final Presidential Debate

Both candidates scored palpable hits. Will it boost either campaign?

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Final Presidential Debate at Belmont University Moderated by Kristen Welker — Nashville, TN — October 22, 2020. Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President.

Final Debate Showdown

Thursday night was the final presidential debate between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Moderator and NBC reporter Kristen Welker has received praise from both sides of the aisle for her handling of the debate and even drew a compliment from President Trump during the debate.

Hunter Biden v. Trump’s Taxes.

One of the most dramatic moments of the debate was Welker’s audacity in broaching a subject which has heretofore been nearly verboten in the press: Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, a laptop which allegedly contains incriminating emails and other material, and a former business partner of Hunter’s who has recently come forward to corroborate the authenticity of the emails and accusations.

Immigration Policy

Another key moment in the debate arose over immigration policy. Trump pointed out that many of Biden’s attacks were centered on controversial policies carried over from the Obama-Biden administration.

Fracking and Fossil Fuels

Trump slammed Biden later in the debate for his flip-flop stance on fracking, putting him in a tough position with many swing states like Pennsylvania whose workers depend on the fracking industry for jobs, to which Biden replied “I have never said I oppose fracking.”

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