Trump, Biden Both Arrive at Presidential Debate in Ohio

September 29, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden arrived at the first presidential debate with President Donald Trump at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Biden’s motorcade arrived at around 8:50 p.m. ET, according to pool reports. Trump arrived about 30 minutes before that.

The debate starts at 9 p.m. and will last for 90 minutes.

Trump arrived in Cleveland aboard Air Force One, and finished a 20-minute preview visit to the debate venue shortly before Biden landed in the city with some of his top advisers: Jake Sullivan, Ron Klain, Mike Donilon, and sister Valerie Biden Owens.

The 90-minute debate, with a limited and socially distanced in-person audience due to the coronavirus pandemic, will begin at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 GMT on Wednesday) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, with Chris Wallace of Fox News serving as the moderator. It is the first of three scheduled debates.

Reuters contributed to this report.