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Key moments in Trump and Biden's final presidential debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass protecting a tv camera operator from coronavirus as they participate in their second 2020 presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22, 2020. Trump and Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging pandemic, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before the Nov. 3 election.

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass protecting a tv camera operator from coronavirus as they participate in their second 2020 presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in...more

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass protecting a tv camera operator from coronavirus as they participate in their second 2020 presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22, 2020. Trump and Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging pandemic, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before the Nov. 3 election. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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The televised encounter in Nashville, Tennessee, represented one of Trump's last remaining opportunities to reshape a campaign dominated by a pandemic that has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States. Trump has trailed Biden in opinion polls for months, though the contest is tighter in some battleground states likely to decide the election.

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The televised encounter in Nashville, Tennessee, represented one of Trump's last remaining opportunities to reshape a campaign dominated by a pandemic that has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States. Trump has trailed Biden in opinion...more

The televised encounter in Nashville, Tennessee, represented one of Trump's last remaining opportunities to reshape a campaign dominated by a pandemic that has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States. Trump has trailed Biden in opinion polls for months, though the contest is tighter in some battleground states likely to decide the election. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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"Anyone who's responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America," Biden said.

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"Anyone who's responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America," Biden said. REUTERS/Mike Segar

"Anyone who's responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America," Biden said. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Trump defended his approach to the outbreak and said the country could not afford to close businesses again, even amid fresh surges. "We're learning to live with it," said Trump, who has played down the virus for months. "We have no choice." "Learning to live with it?" Biden retorted. "Come on. We're dying with it."

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Trump defended his approach to the outbreak and said the country could not afford to close businesses again, even amid fresh surges. "We're learning to live with it," said Trump, who has played down the virus for months. "We have no choice."...more

Trump defended his approach to the outbreak and said the country could not afford to close businesses again, even amid fresh surges. "We're learning to live with it," said Trump, who has played down the virus for months. "We have no choice." "Learning to live with it?" Biden retorted. "Come on. We're dying with it." REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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Trump repeated his accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in China and Ukraine. No evidence has been verified to support the allegations, and Biden called them false and discredited. Trump's effort to uncover dirt on Hunter Biden's Ukraine business ties led to the president's impeachment. The president and his children have been accused of conflicts of interest of their own since he entered the White House in 2017, most involving the family's international real estate and hotel businesses.

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Trump repeated his accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in China and Ukraine. No evidence has been verified to support the allegations, and Biden called them false and discredited. Trump's effort to uncover dirt on...more

Trump repeated his accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in China and Ukraine. No evidence has been verified to support the allegations, and Biden called them false and discredited. Trump's effort to uncover dirt on Hunter Biden's Ukraine business ties led to the president's impeachment. The president and his children have been accused of conflicts of interest of their own since he entered the White House in 2017, most involving the family's international real estate and hotel businesses. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Biden defended his family and said unequivocally that he had never made "a single penny" from a foreign country, before pivoting to accuse Trump of trying to distract Americans. "There's a reason why he's bringing up all this malarkey," Biden said, looking directly into the camera. "It's not about his family and my family. It's about your family, and your family's hurting badly."

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Biden defended his family and said unequivocally that he had never made "a single penny" from a foreign country, before pivoting to accuse Trump of trying to distract Americans. "There's a reason why he's bringing up all this malarkey," Biden said,...more

Biden defended his family and said unequivocally that he had never made "a single penny" from a foreign country, before pivoting to accuse Trump of trying to distract Americans. "There's a reason why he's bringing up all this malarkey," Biden said, looking directly into the camera. "It's not about his family and my family. It's about your family, and your family's hurting badly." REUTERS/Mike Segar
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He accused Trump of avoiding paying taxes, citing a New York Times investigation that reported Trump's tax returns show he paid almost no federal income tax over more than 20 years. "Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption," Biden said.

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He accused Trump of avoiding paying taxes, citing a New York Times investigation that reported Trump's tax returns show he paid almost no federal income tax over more than 20 years. "Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption," Biden...more

He accused Trump of avoiding paying taxes, citing a New York Times investigation that reported Trump's tax returns show he paid almost no federal income tax over more than 20 years. "Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption," Biden said. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Trump, who has broken with decades of precedent in refusing to release his tax returns, said he had paid "millions." He again said he would release his returns only once a longstanding audit was completed.

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Trump, who has broken with decades of precedent in refusing to release his tax returns, said he had paid "millions." He again said he would release his returns only once a longstanding audit was completed. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump, who has broken with decades of precedent in refusing to release his tax returns, said he had paid "millions." He again said he would release his returns only once a longstanding audit was completed. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Biden criticized Trump's effort to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the sweeping healthcare reform passed when Biden was vice president in President Barack Obama's administration. "People deserve to have affordable healthcare, period," Biden said, noting that the law prevented insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Biden criticized Trump's effort to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the sweeping healthcare reform passed when Biden was vice president in President Barack Obama's administration. "People deserve to have...more

Biden criticized Trump's effort to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the sweeping healthcare reform passed when Biden was vice president in President Barack Obama's administration. "People deserve to have affordable healthcare, period," Biden said, noting that the law prevented insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Trump said he wanted to replace the ACA with something "much better" that would offer the same protections, even though the administration has yet to propose a comprehensive healthcare plan despite a promise to do so for years.

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Trump said he wanted to replace the ACA with something "much better" that would offer the same protections, even though the administration has yet to propose a comprehensive healthcare plan despite a promise to do so for years. REUTERS/Jim...more

Trump said he wanted to replace the ACA with something "much better" that would offer the same protections, even though the administration has yet to propose a comprehensive healthcare plan despite a promise to do so for years. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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During a segment on climate change, Biden said his environmental plan would "transition from the oil industry" in favor of renewable energy sources, prompting Trump to go on the attack. "He is going to destroy the oil industry," Trump said. "Will you remember that, Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania?"

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During a segment on climate change, Biden said his environmental plan would "transition from the oil industry" in favor of renewable energy sources, prompting Trump to go on the attack. "He is going to destroy the oil industry," Trump said. "Will you...more

During a segment on climate change, Biden said his environmental plan would "transition from the oil industry" in favor of renewable energy sources, prompting Trump to go on the attack. "He is going to destroy the oil industry," Trump said. "Will you remember that, Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania?" REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Debate moderator Kristen Welker. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

Debate moderator Kristen Welker. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

Debate moderator Kristen Welker. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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The candidates clashed over healthcare, China policy and - after months of anti-racism protests - race relations, with Biden saying Trump was "one of the most racist presidents" in history. "He pours fuel on every single racist fire," Biden said. "This guy has a dog whistle as big as a foghorn."

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The candidates clashed over healthcare, China policy and - after months of anti-racism protests - race relations, with Biden saying Trump was "one of the most racist presidents" in history. "He pours fuel on every single racist fire," Biden said....more

The candidates clashed over healthcare, China policy and - after months of anti-racism protests - race relations, with Biden saying Trump was "one of the most racist presidents" in history. "He pours fuel on every single racist fire," Biden said. "This guy has a dog whistle as big as a foghorn." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Trump responded by criticizing Biden's authorship of a 1994 crime bill that increased incarceration of minority defendants while asserting that he had done more for Black Americans than any president with the "possible" exception of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s.

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Trump responded by criticizing Biden's authorship of a 1994 crime bill that increased incarceration of minority defendants while asserting that he had done more for Black Americans than any president with the "possible" exception of Abraham Lincoln...more

Trump responded by criticizing Biden's authorship of a 1994 crime bill that increased incarceration of minority defendants while asserting that he had done more for Black Americans than any president with the "possible" exception of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Trump on race: "(I've done) the criminal justice reform bill, prison reform, opportunity zones, I took care of Black colleges and universities."

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Trump on race: "(I've done) the criminal justice reform bill, prison reform, opportunity zones, I took care of Black colleges and universities." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump on race: "(I've done) the criminal justice reform bill, prison reform, opportunity zones, I took care of Black colleges and universities." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Biden's response on race: "(Trump) pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one. He started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying he's getting rid of those Mexican rapists. He's banned Muslims because they're Muslims. ... This guy has a dog whistle as big as a fog horn.""

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Biden's response on race: "(Trump) pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one. He started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying he's getting rid of those Mexican rapists. He's banned Muslims because they're Muslims. ... This...more

Biden's response on race: "(Trump) pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one. He started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying he's getting rid of those Mexican rapists. He's banned Muslims because they're Muslims. ... This guy has a dog whistle as big as a fog horn."" REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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Trump on children separated at the border: "Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels ... We let people in but they have to come in legally."

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Trump on children separated at the border: "Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels ... We let people in but they have to come in legally." REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

Trump on children separated at the border: "Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels ... We let people in but they have to come in legally." REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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Biden on the child separations: "It makes us a laughingstock and it violates every notion of who we are."

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Biden on the child separations: "It makes us a laughingstock and it violates every notion of who we are." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Biden on the child separations: "It makes us a laughingstock and it violates every notion of who we are." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Trump on North Korea: "You know what? North Korea - we're not in a war. We have a good relationship."

Biden responded: "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe. Come on ... The reason he (Kim) would not meet with President Obama is because President Obama said, 'We're going to talk about denuclearization. We're not going to legitimize you. We're going to continue to push stronger and stronger sanctions on you.' That's why he wouldn't meet with us."

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Trump on North Korea: "You know what? North Korea - we're not in a war. We have a good relationship." Biden responded: "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe. Come on ... The reason he (Kim) would not meet with...more

Trump on North Korea: "You know what? North Korea - we're not in a war. We have a good relationship." Biden responded: "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe. Come on ... The reason he (Kim) would not meet with President Obama is because President Obama said, 'We're going to talk about denuclearization. We're not going to legitimize you. We're going to continue to push stronger and stronger sanctions on you.' That's why he wouldn't meet with us." Morry Gash/Pool via REUTERS
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Trump on healthcare: "No matter how well you run (the Affordable Care Act), it's no good. What we'd like to do is terminate it. We have the individual mandate done. I don't know that it's going to work. If we don't win (in court) ... we'll have Obamacare but it will be better run."

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump on healthcare: "No matter how well you run (the Affordable Care Act), it's no good. What we'd like to do is terminate it. We have the individual mandate done. I don't know that it's going to work. If we don't win (in court) ... we'll have...more

Trump on healthcare: "No matter how well you run (the Affordable Care Act), it's no good. What we'd like to do is terminate it. We have the individual mandate done. I don't know that it's going to work. If we don't win (in court) ... we'll have Obamacare but it will be better run." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Biden on healthcare: "People deserve to have affordable health care, period. Period. Period. Period."

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Biden on healthcare: "People deserve to have affordable health care, period. Period. Period. Period." Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS

Biden on healthcare: "People deserve to have affordable health care, period. Period. Period. Period." Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS
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Donald Trump and Joe Biden are joined on stage by first lady Melania Trump and by Dr. Jill Biden after the debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are joined on stage by first lady Melania Trump and by Dr. Jill Biden after the debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are joined on stage by first lady Melania Trump and by Dr. Jill Biden after the debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Joe Biden hugs wife Jill Biden as Donald Trump stands first lady Melania Trump. Morry Gash/Pool via REUTERS

Joe Biden hugs wife Jill Biden as Donald Trump stands first lady Melania Trump. Morry Gash/Pool via REUTERS

Joe Biden hugs wife Jill Biden as Donald Trump stands first lady Melania Trump. Morry Gash/Pool via REUTERS
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First lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

First lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

First lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool
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Dr. Jill Biden claps as first lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dr. Jill Biden claps as first lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dr. Jill Biden claps as first lady Melania Trump arrives. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and Tiffany Trump arrive. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and Tiffany Trump arrive. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and Tiffany Trump arrive. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Former UN ambassador from the U.S. Nikki Haley looks on ahead of the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Former UN ambassador from the U.S. Nikki Haley looks on ahead of the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Former UN ambassador from the U.S. Nikki Haley looks on ahead of the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, golfer John Daly, Lee Greenwood and Kid Rock are seen before the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, golfer John Daly, Lee Greenwood and Kid Rock are seen before the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, golfer John Daly, Lee Greenwood and Kid Rock are seen before the debate. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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