After returning from the hospital on Monday, President Trump made it clear that he was ready for a second debate. However, when CPD proposed to virtualize it on Biden’s demand, he called it a waste of time.
The second of the three presidential debates to be held before the US presidential election was cancelled on Friday. It was confirmed by the Commission of Presidential Debate (CPD) on Saturday. The second debate was to be held in Miami on 15 October. The third and final debate is scheduled on 22 October. No decision has been taken with respect to the third debate.
The first debate was held on 29 September. Last Friday, President Donald Trump was found to be Coronavirus positive. For the next three days he stayed at the Military Hospital in Maryland. He then returned to the White House on Monday and described himself as fit.
Trying to avoid confrontation
CPD had proposed to conduct the second debate virtually. Trump was categorically opposed to this, saying it would only be a waste of time. On the other hand, Presidential candidate Joe Biden, on behalf of the Democratic Party, said – First, it must be confirmed that Trump has tested negative for Covid-19. In view of the confrontation, CPD cancelled the debate.
What did CPD say?
CPD organizes the presidential and vice presidential debates. Issues and place are also decided by the same institution. But, given the confrontation between Trump and Biden, it decided to cancel the second debate. CPD said in a statement – “It has now been decided that there will be no second presidential debate in Miami on October 15. Our effort is to make full preparations for the third and final debate to be held on 22 October.”
Trump vs. Biden
After returning from the hospital on Monday, President Trump made it clear that he was ready for a second debate. However, when CPD proposed to virtualize it on Biden’s demand, Trump called it a waste of time. Biden’s statement came after Trump. He said- “I do not know what our President wants. His mind changes every second. They behave irresponsibly. I will just listen to CPD.”
Biden spoke to the media on Friday night. He said that Democrats will easily win a big victory.” I have felt a lot of change in Trump’s behavior after being found positive. The more days he stays in the presidency, the more he will continue to behave irresponsibly,” Biden said.
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