Former Vice President Biden arrived in Nashville at around 3:30 p.m., about 90 minutes after Trump landed at Nashville International Airport.
The final debate begins at 9 p.m. ET.
According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the moderator, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, will ask the candidates to debate the following topics:
- Fighting COVID-19
- American Families
- Race in America
- Climate Change
- National Security
The debate commission removed the plexiglass barriers just hours before the debate; both campaigns have agreed. Both candidates tested negative for coronavirus Thursday.
A new rule change for the debate is the use of mute buttons. The 90-minute debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments; each candidate will be granted two minutes of uninterrupted opening statements. While a candidate is answering during the two-minute period, their opponent’s microphone will be muted to prevent interruptions that were seen in the first debate.
A second debate was originally scheduled for last week, but it was canceled after the commission shifted to a virtual format following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. The president had pushed back on the change, and the candidates ended up holding dueling town halls instead.