President Trump, Democratic challenger Biden meet in final presidential debate

President Trump, Biden both test negative for COVID-19 ahead of final debate
Posted at 4:28 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 08:58:05-04

(KGTV) — For the second time in person and final time before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will meet on the debate stage.

Thursday's debate is set to begin at 6 p.m. PST from Nashville, Tenn., with moderator Kristen Welker walking the candidates through topics including fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.

The debate will also feature a format change introducing a "mute button," requiring that a candidates' microphone is turned off when their opponent is delivering his opening remarks for a given topic. The candidates' first meeting on stage was riddled with interruptions before topics reached the open discussion portion.

Thursday's debate comes after a flood of headlines out of the nation's capital that may impact the discussion on-stage:

Thursday was originally set to be the third in-person debate between Trump and Biden, however, individual town halls were held on different networks after the president declined to participate in a virtual debate following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.