The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be virtual.
The President has, however, said he will not take part in a virtual debate with Democratic nominee ,saying that the change in format was “meant to protect Joe Biden “.
beat him squarely the last time and I will beat him again but sitting
behind a computer and talking is not what debating is about”, Trump said
in a phone interview with Fox news.
And a statement by Bill Stepien,Trump/Pence Campaign manager, says, “Trump won the first debate despite a terrible and biased moderator in Chris Wallace…”
The Debating Commission is citing safety concerns because the president, wife and spokeswoman just recently tested positive to the Coronavirus.
But Mr Stepien said that “the safely of all involved can easily be achieved without cancelling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We will pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead “.
In 2016, Trump stopped participating in debates after he claimed that CNN treated him unfairly going ahead to organize alternative events instead. Those events drew more crowds and viewership.