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US Vice President Mike Pence has today fronted the American people to argue that Donald Trump deserves another four years, because he is the only one that can save them from the racial division and coronavirus outbreaks that he has caused.
Vice President Mike Pence and Joe Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris greeted each other at a distance at the start of their debate – which took place with two layers of perplex glass between them.
Topics have so far included the many different political hurdles presented by a pandemic that has made it all the way to the White House during the final weeks of the US presidential race.
The two candidates entered the stage at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, waved to the masked and socially distanced crowd before nodding towards each other and beginning the debate.
Pence, 61, who heads the government’s coronavirus task force, does not seem to be too phased by the irony that as the guy who was in charge of fixing this issue – he is now seated four metres away from his political opponent, while his President is treated for COVID-19 in the White House.
The stakes are high for Harris, 55, whose running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, 77, would be the oldest US president if elected on November 3.
However, the stakes are also high for Pence, as he stares down the barrel at possibly becoming President himself, if Donald Trump becomes too ill from COVID-19 serve.
For this reason, both VP candidates are currently being very careful about what they say, opting to not tow their party line too closely in case it become their own party in the next few months.
It is for this reason that many people are struggling to believe Pence’s claims that Trump is the only man that can save America, as the only member of the President’s inner-circle who does not currently have the virus.
These comments are also contradicted by Pence’s similarly concerning inability to condemn white supremacy or commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Trump lose.