Trump Refuses to Participate in Virtual Debate
During the last week, there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the White House, with over 34 people testing positive for the virus including President Donald Trump and the First Lady.
Trump’s diagnosis came after the first Presidential debate and spread like wildfire. Now the second debate is around the corner and the Commission of Presidential Debates has decided to make the October 15 meeting virtual.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 8, 2020
Trump spoke on the CPD’s decision in his first interview with FOX since his brief hospital stay. The President still does not seem to understand the seriousness of stopping the spread despite being infected, hospitalized, and treated. Despite the CPD’s explanation that the changes were made for the safety of others, Trump only cares about himself and the image that he portrays to his followers. The president out refused to participate, calling it a waste of time.
JUST IN: On Fox Business @POTUS says he won’t do a virtual debate.
— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) October 8, 2020
Millions of Americans have had their classes, jobs, and lives transition to virtual because @realDonaldTrump let a containable pandemic rage out of control.
But he refuses to do a virtual debate for the American people?
Unpatriotic, pathetic, and hypocritical (as always).
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) October 8, 2020
The president has time to change his mind, though his campaign team has already released a statement that he will not participate. Biden’s team has said that he plans to attend the debate virtually whether Trump joins or not. Biden will have the opportunity to share his plan for the country, uninterrupted, and Trump’s choice to participate or not could greatly affect his race for re-election.