The first debate was scheduled for Sept. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, but was moved to Sept. 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was the first debate of the presidential campaign, and the first of two scheduled before the Sept. 26 presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri.
The two debates were expected to air live on the evening news.
Both candidates have criticized the other for using social media during the campaign, but they have both stressed that they do not use it for political gain.
In the first presidential debate, CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about the need for her to get better prepared for the debate, which is expected to feature a mixture of policy proposals, questions from the candidates, and questions from moderator Chris Wallace.
In his opening statement, Clinton said that the country has had “a lot of bad news” and she would address the problems in the wake of the pandemic that will be discussed during the debate.
“We are in a very dangerous moment, we are in an unprecedented moment,” Clinton said.
“It is the worst, most unprecedented pandemic since the pandemics of the 1970s.”
Clinton also said that her goal is to be “very clear” about her view of the debate and what she thinks is the most important issue facing the country: The future of our country and our economy.
Clinton has been criticized for using the hashtag #pandemic2015 on Twitter, and her campaign issued a statement Tuesday saying that she “hasn’t been a great proponent of using the word pandemic” in reference to the crisis.
Clinton has been very clear that she’s not worried about pandemic, and she wants to focus on how we get to where we need to go.
That’s what she has been doing, focusing on the positive.