During last week's third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump revealed the unexpected reason why he ran for president in the first place. You won't believe your ears when you hear what he said...
And, as you'd expect, it has caused a whole lot of shock and confusion.
via: GettyOkay, this isn't the first time Trump has said something a little outlandish... but none of us were expecting this!
He made the extravagant claim during last week's debate...
via: GettyWherein Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, went head-to-head for the final time before the election.
Understandably, tensions were running high...
via: GettySo we were all expecting the usual name-calling battle from both Trump and Biden.
However, both candidates took a somewhat different approach to the evening...
via: GettyAnd, instead of his usual jibes and personal digs, Trump actually credited Biden for his initial run for presidency back in 2015.
I know, I wasn't expecting it either.
via: GettyBut, as is always the case with Trump, there was a little more to his claim than initially met the eye.
But hasn't that been the case for the whole campaign process?
via: GettyIt's needless to say that this year's election run-up has been the most divisive yet... and these amazing photos demonstrate that perfectly.
Donald Trump held a MAGA rally ahead of the election in Erie, PA.
via: Getty"OCTOBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at North Coast Air aeronautical services at Erie International Airport on October 20, 2020, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Trump is holding the rally 2 days ahead of the final presidential debate."
Workers have been tirelessly processing mail-in ballots in California.
via: Getty"OCTOBER 19: Election workers process mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters on October 19, 2020, in Santa Ana, California. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the state has received about ten times as many ballots this year than at the same stage in the 2016 election. For the first time in state history, all registered California voters were sent a vote by mail ballot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
A vote mural on a storefront gate is seen on Houston Street in New York City on October 20, 2020.
via: Getty"Early voting in New York runs from October 24, 2020, to November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live."
Trump takes the stage...
via: Getty"US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2020."
Vote canvassing in Maryland is underway ahead of November's election.
via: Getty"Early mail-in ballots wait to be prepared and scanned by the Montgomery County Board of Elections October 20, 2020 at Plumb Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown, Maryland. Request for a mail-in ballot in Maryland for the 2020 presidential general election must be received by today, or voters can request their ballots in person at a local board of elections office."
Early voting has begun in the swing state of Wisconsin.
via: Getty"OCTOBER 20: Residents wait in line to vote in the Midtown neighborhood on October 20, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today is the first day of early voting in Wisconsin, which is considered a battleground state for the 2020 presidential election."
Daily life in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus outbreak...
via: Getty"A woman wearing protective gloves posts her election ballot in an official ballot drop box on October 20, 2020 in Marina del Rey, California. In an effort to make voting safe and accessible for everyone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, dozens of official ballot drop boxes are readily available for use throughout Los Angeles County."
Nashville preparing for the final presidential debate last week ahead of November's election.
via: Getty"A view of the Curb Event Center on the campus of Belmont University on October 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is hosting the presidential debate at Belmont on Thursday. The debate is the final one before the November 3 election."
Kamala Harris supporters gather in Florida.
via: Getty"Supporters of Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) watch her give a campaign speech during an early voting mobilization event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. President Donald Trump won Florida in the 2016 presidential election."
Donald Trump holds another one of his campaign rallies in Arizona.
via: Getty"A member of the press has their temperatures measured as they enter a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally held by U.S. President Donald Trump at the Prescott Regional Airport on October 19, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona. With almost 2 weeks to go before the November election, President Trump is back on the campaign trail with multiple daily events as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."
A major march in Los Angeles took place that was advocating for women's rights.
via: Getty"Protesters demonstrate during a Women’s March advocating for women's rights on October 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of women nationwide were expected to participate in pre-election demonstrations encouraging voters to oppose President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in the upcoming November elections."
Pro-Confederate flaggers from a group called "Flags of the South" hold a protest in front of The Confederate Defenders of Charleston statue at The Battery in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina on October 17, 2020.
via: Getty"On one side, a General Robert E Lee look-alike waves a large Confederate flag, facing off against counter-protesters on the other bearing placards that say 'Racism kills' and 'KKK Go Away.' As the United States heads into an election after a summer of protests over racial injustice, a reminder of the era when slavery tore the nation apart can be seen playing out on the streets of the picturesque city of Charleston every week."
A MAGA hat is seen set ablaze.
via: Getty"During a gathering of the far-right group 'Super Fun Happy America' as they hold a protest in Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts on October 18, 2020."
A dancing President Trump...
via: Getty"US President Donald Trump dances at the end of a rally at Carson City Airport in Carson City, Nevada on October 18, 2020."
Trump holds another campaign rally in Carson City, NV.
via: Getty"A mask with a Trump 2020 logo is seen at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nevada. With sixteen days to go before the November election, President Trump is back on the campaign trail with multiple daily events as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."
Tonya Swain votes in the 2020 US elections at the Los Angeles County Registrar in Norwalk wearing a coat reading "I Really Care So I Vote" written on the back, California on October 19, 2020.
via: Getty"The coat is a reference to one worn by US First Lady Melania Trump which read 'I Really Don't Care Do You?'"
Tonya Swain then points to her "I Voted" sticker after casting her vote in the 2020 US elections at the Los Angeles County Registrar in Norwalk, California on October 19, 2020.
via: Getty"Her 'I Can't Breathe' mask is in reference to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement."
Nashville prepares for the final presidential debate ahead of the election.
via: Getty"Campaign signs for democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are posted in front of a home next to Halloween decorations on October 19, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee."
A voter wears Donald Trump novelty socks.
via: Getty"People wait to board a bus to attend a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump on October 19, 2020, in Prescott, Arizona."
Long lines of voters wait eagerly to cast their early voting ballots in Philadelphia.
via: Getty"A sign supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is stated "BYE DON 2020" in a front lawn on October 17, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the election only a little more than 2 weeks away, a new form of in-person early voting by using mail ballots, enables millions of voters have already cast their ballots."
And the most recent news on the election?
via: GettyWell, during last week's debate Trump revealed that Biden is the reason he ran for president in the first place. Was he inspired? Did he admire Biden's job as vice-president?
Of course, he wasn't.
via: GettyWhen quizzing Biden on his accomplishments across his forty-seven-year career in public service, Trump said he decided to mount a run for president in 2015 because he believed the Obama administration did "a poor job."
He said this:
via: Getty"I ran because of you, Joe. I ran because of you."
He then accused Biden of being a "corrupt politician"...
via: GettyCiting recent reports of Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings. "Don't give me this stuff about how you're this innocent baby," Trump said.
Biden simply laughed off Trump's claims...
via: GettyAnd he responded by urging voters to evaluate the 2 candidates for president based on their character. "I am anxious to have this race. I am anxious to see this take place," the former vice president said. "The character of our country is on the ballot."
Who knows what the outcome will be next week...
via: GettyBut all we can do is urge you to get your votes in now. Make sure to stay posted for upcoming presidential election updates.