Joe Biden and Donald Trump are heading for their final face-to-face showdown on Thursday at the last presidential debate as the window closes for them to convince American voters before election day in under two weeks’ time.
Mr Biden has been at home in Delaware prepping for the event while the president has spent the week bouncing from campaign stop to campaign stop as he tries to alter the trajectory of the race which has him trailing the former VP in almost every poll.
The debate, scheduled for 22 October from 9pm-10.30pm (Eastern Time) in Nashville, Tennessee, will focus on six topics selected by the moderator, NBC's Kristen Welker.
The topics for the final debate are: "Fighting COVID-19," "American Families," "Race in America," "Climate Change," "National Security" and "Leadership."
The debate commission announced that candidates will have their microphones muted as their opponent gives his opening two-minute answer to each question, following a chaotic first debate full of interruptions largely by Mr Trump.