Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2020) – In a statement by the CPD “in order to protect the health and safety of all involved with the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15, 2020, The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the following today:”
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations that have not been revealed. Remote live video of Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden would be shown in addition to moderator, Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor, C-SPAN Networks, being located at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida.
The announcement comes as President Trump battles COVID-19.
An interview this morning with Fox Business’ Maria Baritomo, however, leaves the debate in doubt as Trump does not appear interested in doing a debate virtually.
“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. It’s not what debating is all about.”
The President also stated that he easily beat Biden in the first debate and would beat him in the second debate also, but felt the format change was a move to help Biden.
“They’re trying to protect Biden. Everybody is.”