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  • President Donald Trump gets a final chance to make his case for re election before a vast audience of Americans.

  • On Thursday night, the Republican will square off against Democratic rival Joe Biden in their last debate before the November 3rd vote, and Trump badly needs to alter the trajectory of the race.

  • He trails Biden significantly in national polls less than two weeks before Election Day, though the contest is much tighter in some key battleground states.

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  • A contentious first debate was marred by Trump repeatedly interrupting Biden, Trump passed up a second debate after it was switched to a virtual format in the wake of his co vid 19 diagnosis.

  • This time around, each candidate's microphone will be switched off to give their opponent to uninterrupted minutes to respond to a topic.

  • Both mix will then be active for discussion afterward.

  • Well, I think the mute is very unfair.

  • Trump has already complained about the format, the topics and the selection of moderator NBC's Kristen Welker on.

  • I think that the anchor is a a very biased person.

  • Her parents are very biased.

  • Welker is the first African American woman to moderate a presidential debate in nearly three decades.

  • The topics included the pandemic, race relations, climate change and national security.

  • Trump says he wants the debate to focus on foreign policy and appears eager to bring up allegations that Biden's son, Hunter, tried to leverage his father's role as vice president for a Ukrainian business.

  • Trump has also called bite in a criminal without evidence seems to be to call Biden a criminal.

  • Why is that?

  • He is a grim criminal.

  • He got caught, read his laptop and you know who's a criminal?

  • You're a criminal for not reporting it.

  • Biden spent the week off the campaign trail preparing for the debate.

  • The latest Reuters Ipsos poll showed Biden up by nine points nationally, down from 12 points during the first week of October.

  • He retained a sizable edge in the competitive states of Michigan and Wisconsin.

  • Opinion polls show there are relatively few undecided voters.

President Donald Trump gets a final chance to make his case for re election before a vast audience of Americans.

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