President Donald Trump told the organizers of the second Presidental debate where to shove their ‘Virtual Debate’ after they suddenly changed the format supposedly due to the president’s COVID diagnosis.
Of course, if the Democrats listen to the science as they claim, then blaming the change on Trump testing positive for the coronavirus is egregious at best.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 can be contagious for as many as 10 days.
Since the President announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Coronavirus on October 1st, and the 2nd Presidential debate would not be taking place until Thursday, October 15th it makes their excuse moot.
One must also ask why the debate organizers didn’t consider pushing the debate back until Saturday, October 17th to be sure Trump would be able to take multiple tests to confirm that he was indeed COVID free?
Trump Rejects A Virtual Debate With Sleepy Joe
Shortly after the debate change was announced President Trump appeared on Fox Business show “Mornings With Maria” told host Maria Bartiromo on that ‘the commission changing the debate-style was not acceptable’
President Trump added:
“I beat him in the first debate, I beat him easily, and I’ll beat him in the second debate also.
I’m not going to do a virtual debate. I’m not going to waste my time at a virtual debate.”
Trump told Bartiromo that the idea that he would “sit at a computer” to conduct a debate was simply “ridiculous.”
Debate Organizers Said Nothing Before announcing The Change
Trump said debate organizers did not check with him before announcing Thursday that next week’s debate would be held remotely. The idea is “not acceptable to us,” he said.
“They are trying to protect Biden, everybody is,” Trump added, “like in Monday night’s town hall with NBC’s Lester Holt, as the questions there were “meant for a child” rather than a “grown person.”
Next week’s debate is scheduled to be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, who was a controversial choice due to his purported relationship with the Democrats Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.
The announcement from the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates cited a need “to protect the health and safety of all involved with the second presidential debate.” The candidates will “participate from separate remote locations” while the participants and moderator remain in Miami, it said.
The announcement came a week before Biden and Trump were scheduled to face off in the town hall-style debate in Miami.
Team Trump quickly reiterated President Trump’s decision:
.@BillStepien: Pathetic for swamp creatures at PDC to rush to Biden’s defense by unilaterally canceling in-person debate.
Can still be safe without canceling chance for voters to see candidates head to head. We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Biden & do a rally instead. pic.twitter.com/ZDltsJvbw0
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 8, 2020