President Donald J. Trump has to go full commando on Joe Biden at tonight's debate to bring widespread allegations of corruption by the Biden family to the forefront. The media won't do it, and it's unlikely the debate moderator will either. It's up to Trump.

President Trump and former Vice President Biden go head to head tonight in Nashville, Tennessee, for what will be the final debate of the presidential campaign. The event will be moderated by Kristen Welker, an NBC News correspondent whose family has donated many thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party and Joe Biden's campaign.

Some nervous Trump supporters are worried. They believe that Trump needs to ignore the unfolding scandal and focus exclusively on the economy and the pandemic. They say Trump could alienate voters by talking about the Bidens. Bullpuckies! Trump should rip Biden's throat out and nail his butt to the wall.

The allegations against the Bidens, including Sleepy Joe, are serious. They border on treason. We used to shoot people for that, remember?

Some folks are still waiting for Trump to pivot, to become more presidential. Trump is Trump, and that will never change. For nearly five years, Trump has been the victim of one bogus investigation after another while the real bad guys have gone unchecked. Trump is looking for justice for himself and the American people.

Trump has to spotlight the criminal allegations against his opponent and his family. No one else is going to do it. Voters are facing an election in just 12 days. Because the media has sidestepped the corruption issue and Biden has stowed away in the basement, many folks don't know the full extent of the scandal. It's up to Trump to tell them about it, and I suspect he will.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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