President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden met in Nashville on Thursday night for the final debate before the November election. Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News first asked about coronavirus, with Trump claiming that he is "immune" now, following his infection. He also said the death toll of 220,000 Americans is lower than some projections estimated. Biden pushed back, saying Trump has continuously downplayed the pandemic and promised it would go away soon, adding that his "ineptitude" led to businesses shutting down. When asked about election security, Trump deflected, and accused Biden of accepting millions from Russia, an allegation Biden denied. Biden urged Trump to release his taxes, calling him out for saying multiple times over the last four years that he would make them public. Regarding health care, Trump said he'd "like to terminate ObamaCare" and come up with "a brand new beautiful plan," but did not go into specifics. When asked about Black Lives Matter, Trump said he was "the least racist person in this room," a statement Biden scoffed at, calling him "one of the most racist presidents we've had in modern history," citing his ads calling for the death penalty against the Central Park Five.
The New York Times