On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in Nashville for the last presidential debate of the year, facing off less than two weeks before Election Day. Although the Commission on Presidential Debates did not take any of Blavity’s suggestions for moderator, NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker appeared to be a solid choice to run the final debate of the year.

The debate was organized around six broad topics: COVID-19, national security, American families. race in America, climate change, and leadership. Here are eight takeaways from the evening: