Trump Rejects Virtual Debate Format

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Samuel Case, FISM News


President Donald Trump rejected plans to hold the next debate with Joe Biden virtually to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Trump argued he’ll be cut off and a virtual debate wouldn’t be worth his time. 

“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate, that’s not what debating is all about,” Trump said on a phone interview with Fox Business. “You sit behind a computer and do a debate – it’s ridiculous and then they cut you off whenever they want,” said Trump.

Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement that the virtual format was not necessary and said Trump would have “posted multiple negative tests” by the time of the debate. Stepien said it was a “sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden” and Trump will hold a rally instead. 

In the light of Trump’s decision the Biden campaign released a statement saying he “will find an appropriate place to take questions from voters directly on October 15th, as he has done on several occasions in recent weeks.”

Trump’s choice to forgo the debate is the latest development in the presidential race. Currently Biden leads national opinion polls, but polls in battleground states show a tighter race.

Sourced from Reuters American Wire and Twitter