NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's debate night for President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. They will square off in Nashville in their final face-to-face confrontation before the election.
It's one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing president to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.
Some Trump advisers are urging him to trade his aggressive demeanor for a lower-key style, hoping Biden will get himself in trouble with verbal gaffes. But it’s hardly clear that the president will listen.
There were supposed to be three debates, but the second was canceled after Trump got COVID-19 and then objected to the resulting revised format.
Millions of people will be watching on television, but only around 200 will be inside the massive college arena in Nashville, Tennessee, where President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden meet for the final presidential debate of the 2020 election.
One of them will control a mute button.
A representative of the Commission on Presidential Debates will use the button backstage to ensure each candidate has two minutes uninterrupted to deliver opening answers on six major topics.
The mute button is among a handful of changes made after the first raucous debate. Additionally, any audience member who refuses to wear a mask will be removed. organizers report.