Commission unveils topics in 1st Trump-Biden debate

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The debate commission revealed Tuesday that the plan for the first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden includes discussions of the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court, and America’s racial reckoning.

Trump has said he’s preparing by “just doing what I am doing.”

Biden has said he was looking forward to the Sept. 29 forum at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, saying he wanted to hold Trump accountable. “I know how to handle bullies,” he said this month.

The rivals showed different outlooks on the pandemic on Tuesday as the U.S. death toll reached 200,000.

Trump downplayed the damage, saying that the virus “affects virtually nobody,” mostly hurting the elderly and people with other health problems.

Biden said the nation mustn’t treat the numbers as statistics. “We can’t lose the ability to feel the sorrow and the loss and the anger for so many lives lost,” he said.

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