On Thursday, The Debate commission proposed that the second presidential debate between Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden be held virtually to ensure candidates’ safety in the face of coronavirus.
A modality not really to the taste of the president. “I don’t want to waste my time with a virtual debate. It’s not a debate, to sit behind a computer, it’s ridiculous,” the president, interviewed by phone on Fox News, responded. “It’s not acceptable.”
The second debate scheduled for 15 October
The commission had just announced that the two candidates would participate in the debate “from separate and remote locations,” while the moderator and a panel of Americans selected to interview the candidates in Miami, Florida.
I don’t think I’m contagious at all,” said the U.S. president, who had to be hospitalized for three days after his contamination was revealed late last week. He returned Monday to the White House, where he remains under close medical supervision.
Three debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump are expected before the November 3 election. The first took place on 29 September. The other two are scheduled for October 15 and 22. Donald Trump’s campaign team suggested Thursday that the Republican president could hold a rally rather than debate with his Democratic opponent.