The big showdown is just around the corner. On Monday, September 26th, Clinton and Trump will square off in the highly anticipated first presidential debate. As the Democratic and Republican nominees get ready to battle it out, we caught up with Neil Cavuto, host of FOX Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast, as he prepares to head out to Hofstra University for live coverage of the action.
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“It’s a tryout for the highest office in the land,” Cavuto tells FOXBusiness.com. “Debates make an impression, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first one.”
As riots rip through Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, the country is still on edge from the recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota. Voters have a lot on their minds, and Cavuto believes security will be front and center in this debate.
“I always look at debates sort of crystallizing around the issue of security. Your economic security, life and death security. In this age of terror, just general military security. I think we are all human beings instinctively looking at our own survival and who can assure that in the best way possible,” he says.
So what do voters want to see from Trump and Clinton?
“They don’t want the insults, they don’t want the cheap shots on either campaign…So I think what they want to see is, ‘can I picture this person being President?’”
On Monday Cavuto: Coast to Coast will air at 12 p.m. ET, and Neil will be live from Hofstra with pre- and post-debate expert analysis beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s what you can look forward to from FOX Business during the first presidential debate of 2016.
“I think the big differentiator with FOX Business coverage is we cover the best of both worlds. What’s at stake in the political world and marry it with what’s at stake in the financial world. I always like to say we are about the intersection of capitalism and the capital.”
As for Cavuto himself? He is looking forward to a very busy election season, getting the best guests, the best shots and covering all the news as it breaks.
“I was out a little bit this summer, so I’m going to be making up for lost time.”