What did they say? Fact-checking the final presidential debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred Thursday in their final presidential debate, hoping to sway undecided voters in the Nov. 3 election.

No one can make politicians stick to the facts, but we’re doing our best to let you know when they got something wrong and help you get you the correct information. Four members of our Trust Index team worked through and after the debate to help get to the factual information you deserve.

Here is what they found | Trust Index: Fact-checking the final Trump, Biden debate

Thursday’s debate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, was the candidates' second and final face-to-face meeting, with Election Day less than two weeks away. We carried it on Channel 4 and streamed on this website and app.

The debate was moderated by NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker -- the first Black woman to serve as the moderator of a presidential debate since Carole Simpson in 1992.

Plexiglass barriers between the candidates' two lecterns were removed ahead of the debate after both Trump and Biden tested negative for the coronavirus.

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About the Authors:

Tarik anchors the 4, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekday newscasts and reports with the I-TEAM.

McLean is a reporter with WJXT, covering education and breaking news. He is a frequent contributor to the News4Jax I-team and Trust Index coverage.