Friday, October 23, 2020

This is it! Summary of Trump and Biden's Final Debate

 The final debate between the two presidential candidates for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, looks like it was going to be better than the first debate late last month.


Among the issues touched on by the two candidates in today's debate are:


1. Coronavirus


Biden warned the U.S. was heading for a ‘dark winter’ as it continued to struggle with coronavirus, but Trump insisted he had taken swift action to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.


Trump also claims the vaccine will be available in a few weeks. However, it is common knowledge that vaccines may not be widely available until mid-2021.


2. Attacks on Personal Finance


Trump claims Biden is extorting money from Russia, China and Ukraine, an accusation that the former vice-president rejected before mocking Trump for failing to publicly submit his income tax return and having a secret bank account in China.


3. Minimum Salary Nationwide


Trump and Biden have a clear distinction on the question of the country’s minimum wage, in which Trump says wage increases will cause small businesses to lay off their workers because they have to bear high costs.



The current national minimum wage is $ 7.25 per hour and Trump thinks it should be handed over to the states. Meanwhile, Biden supports a minimum wage of $ 15 nationwide.


4. ‘Bidencare’


If the Supreme Court does not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Biden says he will proceed with Obamacare's healthcare reform, Bidencare.


Trump said he wanted to replace the ACA with something much better, which would offer the same protection. Biden later responded to the statement by saying Trump did not have a clear health care plan despite promising to do so.


5. Transition from the Oil Industry


Trump slammed Biden's statement that he wanted to shift from the oil industry to renewable energy on environmental issues.


According to Trump, Biden's actions will only destroy the US oil industry, where the country's economy largely also depends on the sector.