At night, US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face each other on a stage for the first time. Fox News organizes the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. A crucial moment in a highly exceptional election year. Björn Soenens and Thomas De Graeve look ahead in this podcast. Listen to it here.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s about what it’s all about tonight. Donald Trump, the Republican candidate to succeed himself, debates in Cleveland with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Presidential debates have a long tradition in the US. They often provide memorable moments. And in some cases, the debates determine the outcome of the elections. Sometimes through a striking one-liner, then again through a verbal or non-verbal slip.
But will these debates have the same effect now that the United States is more divided than ever, in a year where the corona crisis is turning the entire campaign and the election itself upside down? Björn Soenens looks backwards and forwards with Thomas De Graeve in this extra Björn in the USA podcast.