US Studies Centre non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe talks to ABC Afternoon Briefing about the latest in US politics, including President Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s agreement to two presidential debates.

“I think it’s going to be the biggest worldwide audience for a presidential debate in history,” said Wolpe of the first debate in June. “Just the two of them, a moderator, a studio, no audience … it’s going to be an inflection point for the campaign.”

He also spoke about Trump’s hush money trial in New York City this week, which has been attended by some Republicans and vice president hopefuls. While Trump has been restricted in talking to the press about the trial, these representatives have not.

“Trump has actually been very canny, he is getting his message across through his surrogates, and they are doing a good job for him,” said Wolpe.