Folks I get up early in the morning in Europe to watch the debate. It was better than the first one and quite interesting. Both Biden and Trump were good. Biden was good in presenting his goals and defending himself against Trump's attacks and Trump was also rather good in his rhetorics and his disciplin. Against his nature he let Biden speak. Both were better than in during the disastrous First Presidential debate.
Pieter, thanks for the update. I also think that the moderator of the debate was very good, Kristen Welker, a woman who knew how to control these guys and focus on important issues. Before the debate trump was trying to intimitade her and posted some nasty tweats. I cannot understand how this bylling behavior of the president can be tolerated. Could you imagine if Biden or Hillary Clinton tried to intimidate the moderator in such a way?
Here is more about Kristen Welker:
Who Is Kristen Welker, Moderator of the Third Presidential Debate?
After the chaos of the first two presidential debates—including the absence of an actual second debate—the Biden-Trump face-off series will finally conclude on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Nashville's Belmont University at 9 p.m. ET. The third debate (or, if we're being literal, the second) will see Joe Biden and Donald Trump step up to their lecterns one last time to outline their plans to help the American people and shout nonsense over their opponent, respectively.
Navigating the two candidates through what promises to be yet another incredibly exhausting 90-minute spectacle will be Kristen Welker, one of NBC News' White House correspondents. With years of experience under her belt grilling politicians for answers and moderating crowded roundtables on shows like Weekend Today and Meet the Press, Welker may finally be the key to keeping a presidential debate civil and productive. Here's what you need to know about Welker before she joins the candidates onstage at Belmont University's Curb Event Center. Where has Kristen Welker worked?
Her resumé is pretty stacked: She's been a broadcast journalist since graduating from Harvard University with a history degree in 1998. Prior to joining NBC News, Welker was a reporter and anchor at ABC affiliate stations in Redding, California, and Providence, Rhode Island. She spent about five years at the NBC affiliate in her hometown of Philadelphia before joining NBC News in 2010 and becoming one of the network's White House correspondents in 2011.
In her current role, Welker traveled extensively with members of the Obama administration and was a primary member of the women-led team at the forefront of NBC News' 2016 election coverage, reporting primarily from Hillary Clinton's campaign trail. While covering the 2016 election as a whole for NBC News, Welker was responsible for breaking several key pieces of news on the campaign trail, including Biden's decision not to run for president that year.
She has also appeared on many NBC and MSNBC news programs, including NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press, and was named co-anchor of Weekend Today earlier this year. In a serendipitous twist, her appointment as co-host of Weekend Today alongside fellow White House correspondent Peter Alexander came more than 20 years after she spent time as a Today intern and Weekend Today researcher in 1997.
Welker is known for being unafraid to ask the tough questions and rarely lets politicians wriggle out of answering them. In one particularly noteworthy case in 2018, per her official NBC bio, Welker grilled Kirstjen Nielsen, then secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, about the young girls being held at border detention facilities, sparking the #WhereAreTheGirls movement. And in July of this year, she made headlines for pressing White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for clarity on Donald Trump's constant flip-flopping between disparaging face masks and praising them as necessary protection from COVID-19.
My self was only to watch about 20 minutes in the first of the debate but was curtailed by needs of work.. I understand after the fact, that it was much calmer and better accomplished then the one previous..