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In the beginning of Thursday night time’s debate its moderator, Kristen Welker of NBC Information, delivered a well mannered however agency instruction: The matchup shouldn’t be a repeat of the chaos of final month’s debate.
It was a calmer affair and, for the primary few segments, a extra structured and linear change of views.
President Trump, whose interruptions got here to outline the primary debate, was extra restrained, seemingly heeding recommendation that retaining to the foundations of the talk would render his message simpler.
And whereas there have been no breakthrough moments for Joseph R. Biden Jr., the previous vp managed to make extra of a case for himself than he did final month, on points such because the coronavirus and financial assist for households and companies in misery.
Alexander Burns, a nationwide political correspondent, provides us a recap of the night time’s occasions and explores what it means for an election that’s simply 11 days away.
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Alexander Burns contributed reporting.
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