ith a little more than two weeks until the 2020 presidential election, we are heading into the stretch run. The second presidential debate was canceled
after President Donald Trump contracted coronavirus. No make-up date or virtual event could not be agreed upon between the two campaigns, which leaves only what was to be the third and final presidential debate.
Trump and Joe Biden will square off for 90 minutes at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, at 9 p.m. on Thursday. The moderator for the final debate is NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.
Trump fired off a tweet about Welker on Sunday with the caption: “She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?”
Trump is referring to C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who was supposed to be the moderator of the second presidential debate. Scully was suspended by C-SPAN after an investigation found that he had lied about his Twitter account being hacked. The tweet in question was Scully seemingly asking anti-Trumper Anthony Scaramucci for advice on how to handle attacks from the president.
On Wednesday, Trump called Welker a “never Trumper from NBC.”
“Yeah I am, and I know who I’m going against,” Trump told Newsmax. “It’s one of those things.”
“The problem is the anchors are all crooked,” Trump said “Now we have Kristen Welker; she’s a disaster. She’s a never Trumper from NBC. You know, all of NBC is never Trump. That’s Con-cast. They’re all never Trump, they’re bad news. That’s MS-DNC. You know, they’re just bad news.”
Welker selected her topics for the debate: fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.