2020-10-09 11:24:28

2nd Debate in Question As Trump Refuses Virtual Format

After the vice presidential debate concluded, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it will be turning the second presidential debate into a virtual town hall. The commission announced, “candidates would participate from separate remote locations.” This news comes in the wake of President Trump testing positive for COVID-19 and likely being infected and contagious at the first debate. It’s unclear whether Trump would even be able to make the second debate if it were in-person because he could still test positive for coronavirus at that point. The commission is doing what it thinks is safest for the two candidates and the dozens of people around them.

Of course, Donald Trump is not happy with the news and he has announced he will not take part in the debate if it is done virtually. The President said “that’s not acceptable to us” and he wants to do a rally on that day now instead. It’s quite possible Trump holds firm and backs out of doing next week’s debate but that would be a massive mistake for him. Since Trump is down in the polls by an RCP average of 9.7%, he needs these debates to make up for lost ground much more than Biden does.

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