The current president of the United States Donald Trump is a more advantageous figure at the upcoming debate with his opponent from the democratic party Joe Biden, said the director of the Institute of the United States and Canada RAS Valery Garbuzov.
Presidential elections in the U.S. will be held on November 3, Trump is running for a second term and will fight against Biden. The first debates of the presidential candidates are scheduled for September 29. The second and third rounds are scheduled for October 7 and 15, respectively. The format of the events because of the coronavirus has not yet been fully approved. In particular, it is not known whether there will be spectators in the hall and whether opponents will stand on the same stage.
As Garbuzov explained, the debate has been an integral element of the entire American election campaign since 1980 and there has never been any rejection of it.
“As a matter of fact, many believe that TV debates are a key and maybe the most important element in this election before the big elections (voting – ed.), before November. Therefore, they always pay (to themselves) very serious attention. As for the chances. Of course, Trump is a more winning figure in TV debates. After all, Trump has preserved his ability to be a powerful mobilizer of the electoral masses. After his speeches very often change the position of those who hesitated in the elections,” Garbuzov said on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24”. Earlier speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi spoke out against the debate between Biden and Trump. Later, Biden expressed his willingness to have a debate with the president.
According to Garbuzov, Pelosi is the “engine” of the anti-Trump movement and feels as if he has a personal dislike for the current US president.
“Generally speaking, she (Pelosi) understands intuitively that Biden can simply lose and Trump can put him on the blades,” the expert added.
About 47% of Americans believe that Trump will defeat his opponent Biden in the election debate, according to the results of a survey conducted by the US Today and the University of Suffolk.