Donald Trump: US expert on the TV duel against Joe Biden

On Thursday evening, Joe Biden and Donald Trump will meet live on CNN for their first TV debate of 2024. Debate expert Alan Schroeder explains why Trump is now speaking up for Biden and whether the debate can decide the election.

On Thursday evening Joe Biden and Donald Trump for their first presidential debate. Who has more at stake?
Biden and Trump are used to appearing on television and in front of large audiences. But such debates are still dangerous because there is no script. American presidential campaigns are about having as much control as possible. In a TV debate, candidates have little control. Biden and Trump are neck and neck in the polls, so there is a lot at stake for both.