by Simon Kent
The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will now be a virtual contest and not in person, it was announced Thursday morning.
Trump immmediately responded to the news by rejecting the plan. AP reports he simply said: “I’m not going to do a virtual debate.” [Bold type: mine].
The president’s own campaign team then issued a confirmation of his rejection: It read:
President Trump won the first debate despite a terrible and biased moderator in Chris Wallace, and everybody knows it. For the swamp creatures at the Presidential Debate Commission to now rush to Joe Biden’s defense by unilaterally canceling an in-person debate is pathetic. That’s not what debates are about or how they’re done.
Here are the facts: President Trump will have posted multiple negative tests prior to the debate, so there is no need for this unilateral declaration. The safety of all involved can easily be achieved without canceling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead.
The change in nature of the exchange has been pinned on the president’s diagnosis of COVID-19. Read the rest HERE.