Leadership styles contrasted on debate state between President Trump and Democratic nominee Biden

Presidential Debates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NewsNation Now) — The final presidential debate is the last chance for American voters to compare the leadership styles of President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden before the Nov. 3 election.

The key question was: What will you say to Americans who did not for you during your inauguration?

The two appeared on stage at Belmont University for the final of three scheduled debates, although the second was canceled after President Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The incumbent President Trump, 74, was a business owner and reality television personality before entering politics.

Former vice president Biden, 77, served as the 47th Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009.  

Millions of people have already cast mail-in and absentee ballots for the election, amid the pandemic.

Watch this section of the debate in the player above.

This is one of six topics planned for Thursday’s debate, including Fighting COVID-19, American Families, Race in America, Climate Change, National Security and Leadership.

The debate features six 15-minute segments with two-minutes of uninterrupted opening statements. During the two-minute period, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker will mute the microphone of the candidate who is not supposed to speak.

The open discussion portion, which counts for the other 11 minutes of each segment, will not feature a mic-muting option, though the commission noted that “time taken up during any interruptions will be returned to the other candidate.”

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced the rule changes Monday in an effort to combat frequent interruptions seen in the first debate. In a statement, the commission said it “had determined that it is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed-upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules.”

NewsNation provided unedited sections of the debate all night, so you can see what both sides said.

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