Thursday’s debate saw US President Donald Trump try to portray Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a scandal-riddled, inadequate career politician, while Biden took aim at Trump’s immigration policies and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For our first segment, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon discuss Thursday evening’s presidential debate, the US embassy in Turkey warning American citizens about potential terror attacks targeting them in Istanbul and whether the Hunter Biden story is Russian disinformation. They also weigh in on Patrick Lawrence’s story in Consortium News about the damage Russiagate has done, as well as this week’s news about an alleged plan by a 19-year-old to assassinate Joe Biden.
Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and pediatric obesity expert, reports on the latest developments in coronavirus news. “The daily number of COVID-19 cases reported in the US rose to its highest level since July, as data show cases spreading across communities in every region of the country,” the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. “The US reported 71,671 cases on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University — the most in a single day since July 24, when it hit 73,107, and the third-highest single-day total overall.”
Dr. Jack Rasmus, author and professor in the Economics and Politics departments at St. Mary’s College of California, joins us to discuss Thursday night’s debate and where the candidates stand on the…