Ahead of Debate, CNN Warns of Trump 'Stunts,' ' Neo-Civil War'

Alex Christy | September 29, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] CNN Newsroom hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were joined by Yahoo News' Brittany Shepard and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley to preview Tuesday night's debate. During the segment, Harlow and Shepard gave Joe Biden advise on how to handle questions about Hunter and Tara Reade, while Sciutto and Brinkley worried Trump's style of debate might exacerbate a "neo-civil war."

Harlow began by addressing Shepard and assuming any criticisms of Hunter Biden are not about what he was up to in Ukraine while his father was vice president, but personal, "Hunter Biden seems to be the word of the day or week. I suppose it might be a big word on the debate stage from the president tonight. How should Joe Biden or how do you -- what is your reporting on how he may handle personal attacks on his family?"