Trump refuses to participate in virtual debates with Joe Biden

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president stated he is not going to waste his time on a virtual debate
20:10, 8 October 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump

President of the U.S. Donald Trump refuses to participate in the debates with candidate from the Democratic Party Joe Biden because they will be virtual as CNBC reported.

Due to the necessity to protect the health and safety of all partakers, the Commission on Presidential Debates reported that the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden planned for October 15 will take place virtually. Place of the debates in Miami and moderator C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, will remain unchanged.

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The virtual debates might solve two issues: protection of the visitors, staff, moderators and candidates from the infection with the coronavirus and provide the moderator with the possibility to cut video and audio streams of the candidates who ignore the rules.

“No I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” Donald Trump stated in a few minutes after the announcement of the virtual debates.

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The commission made a decision after Donald Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19. However, the president spent 72 hours in the hospital and returned to the White House soon.

Donald Trump stated about the personal participation in the debates and in the election campaign. After the discharge from the hospital, he noted that he is looking forward to doing the rallies.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden held the first round of the public debates on September 29. The debates took place in Cleveland, Ohio. The final round of the debates were due to take place on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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