Presidential candidates debate coronavirus pandemic, path forward

Presidential Debates

CLEVELAND (NewsNation Now) — The debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden looked a lot different from the start: no handshake and a nearly audience-free auditorium.

The United States has nearly 7.2 million COVID-19 cases and more than 205,000 deaths according to Tuesday night data from Johns Hopkins University.

The pandemic, the president’s handling of it and how each administration would move forward were key topics of Tuesday’s debate.

Watch the full interaction in the player above.

The two candidates went head-to-head in Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

Topics included the candidate’s records, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence, Supreme Court vacancy, climate change and election integrity.

The presidential election is a little more than a month away, but many states have already begun voting.

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

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