What a week ahead. Chris Wallace’s questions for Tuesday night’s debate might get a little tweaking, after the NY Times story about Trump’s alleged tax fraud. And there’s the mounting distractions including a Rick Gates book and Brad Parscale’s mental breakdown.
The move is one of several adjustments the campaigns are ironing out to comply with social distances guidelines. An elbow-bump was considered but both campaigns decided that it would awkward.
Trump, Biden and Fox News host Chris Wallace — who is moderating the debate — will reportedly not be wearing masks. The president will stand to the right and Biden to the left at their respective podiums.
The audience will be limited to between 75 and 80 people, all of whom will be tested for COVID-19 before attending the debate.
The event will take place on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.
Trump has paid no federal income taxes whatsoever in 10 of the past 15 years beginning in 2000, a New York Times report says
The tax allegations go to the very heart of Trump’s appeal, especially among the blue-collar voters in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan who propelled him to the presidency in 2016.
“You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause) Grab a mop — let’s get to work.” – Barack Obama (2009); “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible!”