Live updates: Final presidential debate between Trump and Biden

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will meet Thursday night in Nashville for their second and final debate. Ahead of the debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates said each candidate’s mic will be silenced while the other is giving their two-minute opening statement at the beginning of each of the 15-minute segments. 

Debate moderator Kristen Welker, a White House correspondent for NBC News, said the following topics will be discussed: Fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership. 

Earlier Thursday, Mr. Trump went after Welker on Twitter as well as CBS News’ Lesley Stahl and “60 Minutes.” Mr. Trump called Welker “far worse” than Stahl, who he claimed had shown “bias, hatred and rudeness” in an interview with him. Mr. Trump violated an agreement with “60 Minutes” and posted his interview with Stahl on Thursday morning. 

This debate was originally intended to be the third presidential debate, but Mr. Trump refused to attend the second debate scheduled for October 15 when the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to make it virtual, in response to his COVID-19 diagnosis. 

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