Donald Trump and Joe Biden during the first debate, September 29, 2020. -
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This Thursday we are talking about tonight's debate, FBI Director and Rudy Giuliani grappling with Borat.
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We hope you are ready for the big event tonight.
As our correspondent in the United States told you, the last debate that will oppose Donald Trump to Joe Biden this Thursday evening could change everything.
Remember that the Democrat is still the race ahead in the polls, but that Donald Trump can of course always win.
The Republican will therefore try to convince voters still undecided, when millions of Americans have already voted.
Donald Trump's team this time advised him not to interrupt his rival (unlike the first debate), while trying to get him out of his hinges by talking about his son Hunter Biden.
In short, go on the offensive without being aggressive.
In the Democratic camp, the tactics remain the same, as we explained to you a few days ago: stay calm in the face of attacks (including on his family) and focus on managing the coronavirus crisis.
Donald Trump, who this week tried to catch up in opinion polls by traveling the United States, had little time to prepare for the debate on Thursday, unlike Joe Biden.
Will short sessions on Wednesday have been enough?
Answer this Thursday evening thanks to our live (from 3 am).
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The boss of the FBI, soon missing?
The FBI appears again in the US election.
We all remember James Comey announcing eleven days before the 2016 ballot the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails… Well Donald Trump would very much like this scenario to be played out again this year concerning the latest revelations from the
New York Post
on emails found on the computer of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden (whom you have already been told).
According to the American press, Donald Trump would be considering purely and simply firing the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, the day after November 3, since he has not done any such thing yet.
Trump weighs firing FBI director after election as frustration with Wray, Barr grows https://t.co/OOP3PGZo52
- The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 22, 2020
The president's dissatisfaction does not end there and extends to the Minister of Justice, William Barr.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump urged his minister live on Fox News to appoint a special prosecutor to open an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden for corruption.
Nothing has been done since.
Pure frustration or threat from the White House?
Remember that for the moment, Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the results of November 3.
Definitely, 2020 is not the year of Rudy Giuliani.
After several rather embarrassing revelations for Donald Trump's lawyer (especially in connection with the Russian intelligence services), it is now
who seems to be getting him into trouble.
The former New York mayor appears in Sacha Baron Cohen's film, which is released on Friday.
Rudy Giuliani would have been trapped there by the English humorist during a fake interview.
In the last opus of his work, featuring a character from Kazakhstan, Rudy Giuliani would appear holding his private parts through his pants in front of a journalist (who is therefore in fact an actress)… The scene was shot at the using hidden cameras, as Sacha Baron Cohen is used to.
(1) The Borat video is fully manufactured.
I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.
At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate.
If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.
- Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 21, 2020
Rudy Giuliani, who at first thought he was answering a young woman's questions concerning the management of the pandemic, was surprised by Sacha Baron Cohen in a garter belt in the hotel room where the " interview ”.
He then allegedly called the police, forcing the film crew to flee, leaving all their equipment behind.
The former mayor of New York defended himself on Twitter on Wednesday from any inappropriate gesture towards the young woman, contrary to what we could see in the film.
“I replaced my shirt after removing my microphone,” he says.
The objective of Sacha Baron Cohen's film is very simple: to discredit Donald Trump and the Republicans and encourage Americans to vote, about ten days before the election.
In an interview with the
New York Times
, the one who speaks very rarely (under his real identity) in the media said that with this film he "had to sound the alarm and say that democracy is in danger this year ”.
Will voters buy into his message?
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