I joined a panel on China’s The World Today to analyze the latest in the US Presidential election, covering the issues — from Coronavirus to the economy to racial and social affairs raised by Black Lives Matter — the tactics, and the disinformation.

The other panellists are Paul Fabrizio of McMurry University in west Texas and Joseph Siracusa of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

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ORIGINAL ENTRY: I joined Monocle 24’s Georgina Godwin on Saturday to discuss the state of the US Presidential contest with 10 days to go before Election Day, amid a record-setting surge in the Coronavirus pandemic.

We begin with “Can we trust the polls?” as Joe Biden leads Donald Biden both in national surveys and in nine of the 13 swing states, with three toss-ups and Trump leading in only one.

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Then we examine Coronavirus, “Is Trump taking this seriously?”

No, absolutely not. We’ve said this for months but now, 10 days before an election, we have a President who was struck down and infected.

But far from thinking this is quite serious, far from thinking that he needs to acknowledge the scientists, he believes he conquered the virus so it’s not really a threat.

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We contrast Trump’s attitude with Joe Biden’s call for responsibility and Trump’s “last roll of the dice” — disinformation and voter suppression — before concluding with the question, “Can we look forward to getting back to a boring politics?”

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