US President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket, and his main Democratic opponent Joe Biden have diverted some questions that were seen as crucial in various meet-the-voter TV interviews.
The defining moment was that Trump refused to reject a bizarre online conspiracy while his main antagonist did not reveal any plans for the Supreme Court. Both candidates were at times defensive on several issues, particularly those related to their records.
The meet-the-voter TV interviews are vital for both candidates as election night is a few weeks ahead of us. The interviews have now replaced the second staged presidential debate, in which Trump refused to virtually join after being diagnosed with covid-19, and which has now apparently fully recovered.
The interviews are now the only way both candidates can sell their manifestos to the voter. Opinion polls show that Trump is lagging behind his main opponent Biden. It has also been reported that around 18 million people have already voted in the mail or in-person for the upcoming presidential election on November 3rd.
During a television event hosted by NBC TV Network in Miami, the defining moment for Trump was when he was asked about the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claimed the president was fighting a secret network of satanic conspiracies and child trafficking.
But the president said he didn’t know anything about the network. And when the event’s host, Savannah Guthrie, insisted he had just told Trump about the group, the president still insisted he knew nothing about the group, adding that he knew they were very much against Pedophilia as they fight it very hard.
Although the group was also identified by the FBI as a potential terrorist threat, the president chose to distract and talk about Antifa, a loose movement of mostly far-right activists blamed by the US Department of Justice for civil unrest in American cities during the Racial justice protests sparked in the United States in the past few months.
Another important moment during the show was the first time the president agreed that he will willingly accept a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the upcoming election. Still, he voiced concerns about the integrity of the vote, despite federal election officials repeatedly saying that there was no evidence of widespread electoral fraud.
And when asked if he had done Covid-19 tests on the day of his last debate with Mr. Biden, he said that he may have and may not have.
Other questions that Mr. President also distracted were healthcare and tax returns. Most of the time, Trump argued with the moderator, who denied most of his statements.
On the flip side, while Biden was hosted on the ABC TV Network in Philadelphia, he also defected on several key issues. The defining moment was when he was asked if he would support the packing of courts, which will entail adding seats to the US Supreme Court, where judges will have to be appointed to sway the ideological balance of his decisions.
The Democratic presidential candidate replied that he was not a fan of Supreme Court packing.
Archie Fowler was born and raised in Cleveland. As a Reporter, Archie has contributed to several online publications including City Visitor Publications and Quantum Grafix. In regards to academics, Archie has got a Post Graduation Degree in Department Of Business from Cleveland State University. As a Reporter for Chroniclex Archie Covers World Topics.