Ever since Donald Trump contracted coronavirus the status of the second Presidential debate was up in the air.
It is scheduled for October 15 and that is right around the time Donald Trump should be completely cleared from coronavirus.
And all hell broke loose when Donald Trump made this announcement about the next Presidential debate.
On Thursday morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates stunned the political world by unilaterally announcing that the second Presidential debate – which was scheduled to be a town hall – would be a virtual event.
In an interview on Fox Business Network the President rejected the idea of a virtual debate.
“I’m not going to do a virtual debate,” the President told host Maria Bartiromo.
After the interview the President’s campaign released a statement that if the debate was virtual the President would instead hold a rally.
The Trump campaign statement read:
Here are the facts: President Trump will have posted multiple negative tests prior to the debate, so there is no need for this unilateral declaration. The safety of all involved can easily be achieved without canceling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead.
Many Trump supporters feel that if the debate is virtual then Biden can read his answers off a teleprompter from his Delaware basement and that this debate will be rigged.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.