The Commission on Presidential Debates wants the next debate between Joe Biden and President Trump to be a virtual debate.
This would mean that Joe Biden could have members of his team standing by, no one could see if people were feeding him answers or doing research in real time.
President Trump has said no. Why would he waste his time?
FOX News reports:
Trump says he will ‘not waste my time’ with a ‘virtual debate’ after CPD announces changes
President Trump, in his first interview since his positive coronavirus test, told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday that he will not participate in the next debate, just minutes after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the showdown, slated for Oct. 15, will be virtual.
The CPD announced early Tuesday that “the second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations.” Steve Scully of C-SPAN is still set to moderate the second presidential debate from Miami.
But, in a Fox Business interview Thursday, the president said he would not take part in a virtual debate.
“The commission changed the debate style and that’s not acceptable to us,” Trump said on “Mornings with Maria.” “I beat him in the first debate, I beat him easily.”
The president added that he expected to “beat him in the second debate also.”
“I’m not going to do a virtual debate,” Trump went on. “I’m not going to waste my time at a virtual debate.”
Listen to Trump’s comments below:
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 8, 2020
Trump is making the right decision here.
There is no reason why this event can’t happen in person.
The establishment is just trying to help Biden. It’s obvious.