Confident Biden ready to face Trump’s ‘lies’ in debate Sep 27, 2020 0 994 12345 AFPWashingtonUS Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Saturday he expects “personal attacks and lies” from Donald Trump in their first televised debate on Tuesday, but showed confidence in his ability to stand up to him.“It is going to be difficult,” the former vice president acknowledged in an interview broadcast on MSNBC. “My guess is, it’s going to be just straight attack. They’re going to be mostly personal. That’s the only thing he knows how to do,” he said of the Republican president. “He doesn’t know how to debate the facts. He’s not that smart,” Biden continued. “He doesn’t know much about foreign policy, he doesn’t know much about domestic policy. He doesn’t know much about the detail.” As a result, Biden predicted, “it’ll be mostly personal attacks and lies; but I think the American people are on to him.” The debate Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio will be the first time the 77-year-old veteran politician has faced the president he has promised to dethrone. The men will meet again for two more debates before the November 3 elections. But some of his supporters fear that Biden, who is prone to blunders and slip-ups, may waver in these televised duels under the rhetorical blows of the Republican billionaire -- who is also prone to blunders and slip-ups, but who is far more aggressive. “People know the president’s a liar,” Biden said.“It’s not like it’s going to come as a surprise. And so I’m prepared to go out and make my case as to why I think he’s failed and why I think the answers I have to proceed will help the American people and the American economy, and make us safer internationally.” RELATED ARTICLES Australian rescuers save 108 whales after mass stranding Sep 27, 2020 0 357 Paris cleaver attack suspect says wanted to target Charlie Hebdo Sep 27, 2020 0 715 Britain’s PM Johnson urges global unity on pandemics, pledges extra COVAX funds Sep 27, 2020 0 1451 Stand-alone S Korea demands Pyongyang further probe killing of official SEOUL: Seoul said on Saturday it will demand further investigation by Pyongyang into the killing of a South Korean official after a rare public apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The fisheries official was .. State health minister quits over Australia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak DPA Sydney The state health minister in Victoria resigned from her post on Saturday, as her handling of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, by far Australia’s worst, has come under criticism and been the subject of an inquiry. .. Mexico vows further investigations into missing students MEXICO CITY: Six years after 43 students disappeared and were most likely murdered in south-western Mexico, the government has promised further investigations. “We must not give up hope,” Mexican President Andres .. Fresh detentions as women lead latest round of Belarus protests DPA Moscow Several hundred women took to the streets of Minsk on Saturday to kick off another weekend of protests by those who say Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stole August’s election for a sixth term in .. Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26 CHUGUIV: One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found. President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the scene of the ..