WATCH: Biden and Trump on what they’ll say to Americans who didn’t vote for them

Asked how he would address Americans who did not vote for him on his inauguration day if reelected, President Donald Trump said “success is going to bring us together,” and he believed his economic plan of cutting taxes and promoting deregulation would help the U.S. recover from the recession spurred in large part by the coronavirus pandemic. “If [Biden] gets in, you will have a depression the likes of which you’ve never seen, your 401Ks will go to hell, and it will be a very very sad day for this country,” Trump claimed of his Democratic counterpart.

“I will say I'm an American president. I represent all of you, whether you voted for me or against me,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden responded. He said he would prioritize science, growing the economy and dealing with systemic racism if elected president. “What is on the ballot here is the character of this country -- decency, honor, respect, treating people with dignity, making sure that everyone has an even chance,” Biden said. “I'm going to make sure you get that. You haven't been getting it the last four years.”

Trump and Biden met for their second and final debate Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville. The debate came less than two weeks before Election Day, as early voting numbers climb in several states across the country.

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