Trump, Biden face off in final presidential debate

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Our starting point tonight: the second and final TV debate before the November 3rd U.S. presidential election.
Tens of millions of Americans tuned in to watch President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden clash over issues ranging from Covid response to North Korea.
With the introduction of a mute button to prevent each candidate from interrupting while the other is speaking, the face off this time was much more civil than the first one which allowed viewers to focus on their differences in key policies.
Choi Wonjong leads our coverage.
The two U.S. presidential candidates met one last time for a robust 90-minute debate on Thursday, local time, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The debate officially covered six topics, which included North Korea.
The debate moderator asked Trump first whether North Korea continuing to develop nuclear weapons is a betrayal of his relationship with Kim Jong-un. Trump didn't answer directly but indicated that he's satisfied with the way things are going.
"In the meantime, I have a very good relationship with him. Different kind of a guy, but he probably thinks the same about me. We have a very good relationship and there's no war."
Trump said he was left a "mess" by the Obama administration when it comes to North Korea, and said that outgoing President Obama had said it would be Trump's biggest challenge.
Democratic candidate Biden, however, claimed that Trump has legitimized North Korea, calling Kim Jung-un a 'thug.'
"Because North Korea is a problem, and we are going to continue to do it so we can control them. We are going to make sure we can control them and make sure they cannot hurt us."
Biden said the U.S. even had a good relationship with Hitler before his invasions in Europe, adding that he's willing to meet with Kim Jong-un under the one condition of the Korean Peninsula as a nuclear free zone.
There was a fierce battle over the pandemic, too.
Trump said repeatedly that the U.S. has been turning the corner on the pandemic, echoing his promise that the virus will go away.
However, as cases are spiking across the country, Biden highlighted that more than 220-thousand Americans died, adding that he would make sure everyone would wear masks all the time and he would set up national standards to open schools and businesses.
The two candidates ended the debate with potential inauguration speeches.
Trump said economic success is going to bring the nation together, while Biden said he would make sure every American has an even chance should he become President.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.