There is a whole bunch of analysis on whether there will be another debate between Biden and Trump since he has had the virus and needs to be 14 days without contact…..
Trump has made his thoughts known about the idea of a virtual debate…..
A clamor to make the remaining debates between President Trump and former VP Joe Biden virtual broke out this week, with the New York Times editorial board noting that “under the current circumstances, it would be irresponsible for the show to go on as planned.” It looks like those calls were heard, at least for the debate coming up next—though Trump says he won’t take part. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates made the announcement Thursday morning, a week before the two were scheduled to face off in Miami: “In order to protect the health and safety of all involved” in the Oct. 15 “town meeting,” the candidates will “participate from separate remote locations,” while other participants and the moderator remain in Miami, the commission said. What followed:
Shortly after the commission’s announcement, Trump said he won’t take part if it’s going to be a remote format, per the Washington Post. “I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” he told Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network. “That’s not what debating is all about.” He added, per Politico, “You sit behind a computer and do a debate. It’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want.”
- His campaign manager echoed that in more colorful language, with Bill Stepien saying the commission was full of “swamp creatures” who made a “pathetic” choice. He noted that by Oct. 15 the president won’t be positive for COVID and added, “We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead,” per the Wall Street Journal.
- Fox News reports Biden weighed in while talking to reporters in Delaware: “We don’t know what the president is going to do, he changes his mind every second, so for me to comment on that now would be irresponsible. I’m going to follow the commission recommendations.”
- The Biden campaign echoed that, expressing that Biden would be present on Oct. 15: “Vice President Biden looks forward to speaking directly to the American people and comparing his plan for bringing the country together and building back better with Donald Trump’s failed leadership on the coronavirus that has thrown the strong economy he inherited into the worst downturn since the Great Depression.”
Trump does not want a virtual debate because he cannot act up and show his ass and feed his supporters lust for ignorance.
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