The respective debate analysis is on a live presidential debate between Donald Trump and his Whitehouse challenger Joe Biden on BBC News on October 23, 2020. The main topic of this debate revolves around the clashes on Covid-19 lockdown policies, race relations, and the shutting down of the fossil fuel industry to tackle the climatic changes. The debate also involved the corruption allegations by Donald Trump against Joe Biden.
According to Joe Biden, the lockdown should not be eased down because of the eminent and dangerous consequences of the global pandemic which can harm the social and political structure of the US. On the other hand, Donald Trump’s vision was not to prolong the lockdown. According to Trump, the lockdown should be uplifted because it is damaging the American social system and economy. Trump is hopeful for the Covid-19 vaccine which will help society to tackle the virus. However, Joe Biden gives a warning to the entire nation that the winter season will be very unsafe. Biden puts all the blame for deaths caused by pandemic on Trump. They also discuss race relations. Biden blames him to be the most racist President of United States. Biden also emphasizes the negative climatic changes because of the lack of anti-pollution policies in Trump’s presidency. Whereas Trump defends his stance by backlashing at Biden’s oil industry. They both gives clashing views over energy policies. However, this debating session is more modest and professional than their previous debating sessions which included offensive language. This debating session includes substantial personal attacks and opposing ideologies on covid-19 by Biden and Trump. As this debate was the last live debating session before the presidential elections, it had a massive audience that was watching these two candidates throwing opposing views and verbal attacks on each other.
“Presidential Debate: Trump and Biden Row over Covid, Climate and Racism.” BBC News, 23 Oct. 2020. www.bbc.com, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54654937.