Since the two presidential candidates and the debate commission cannot agree on how to conduct debate night, both campaigns are planning alternate events to the second presidential debate that was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 15th.
Despite a struggle from the Trump campaign to still hold the debate in person after he recovered from coronavirus, complete with multiple negative test results, the debate commission maintains it would be a health risk considering the president’s recent diagnosis.
Instead, the commission proposed they hold the debate virtually, citing a desire “to protect the health and safety of all involved.” Trump declined to participate, as the president has been totally cleared to return to public events.
The president called a virtual debate a “total waste of time” on Fox Business, confirming he is “not going to do a virtual debate.”
Regardless of Trump having now officially tested negative for the virus, the biased commission refuses to reschedule the second presidential debate in person, contending it must be held virtually.
Trump’s campaign manager said there is “no medical reason” why it should not be held in person.
However, since all parties are in a stalemate on the issue, both Trump and Biden have begun scheduling separate events to continue campaigning without the debate.
Here is what Joe Biden and President Trump have scheduled this week:
Biden has scheduled a town hall in Philadelphia on October 15th hosted by ABC News with George Stephanopoulos as the moderator. This is the only in-person event Biden has committed to this week.
President Trump will participate in an outdoor town hall in Miami hosted by NBC News with Savannah Guthrie as moderator.
Both town hall events will begin at 8:00 PM for a duration of 90 minutes.
The President is also set to take the stage at several of his Keep America Great rallies this week:
- Des Moines, Iowa at 6:00 PM (CT) on October 14th
- Greenville, North Carolina at 1:00 PM (ET) on October 15th
- Ocala, Florida at 4:00 PM (ET) on October 16th
- Macon, GA at 7:00 PM (ET) on October 16th
The difference between President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s events is obvious. The president is on the road fighting for the vote every day, while Biden stays in his basement except for major appearances. I certainly don’t want a president who refuses to work hard or be transparent with the public.
I think Americans see that too and will make the right decision in re-electing the president in just 20 days from now.