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Donald Trump Refuses to Participate in ‘Ridiculous’ Virtual DebateWibbitz - Politics
Donald Trump Refuses to Participate in ‘Ridiculous’ Virtual Debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided that the Oct. 15 debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will not be held in person. . In a statement released Thursday, the Commission said the decision to host a virtual debate was being made to “protect the health and safety of all involved.” . Shortly after the announcement, Trump dismissed the plan in a television interview with Fox Business. According to Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, a remote debate is a "waste" of time and “ridiculous.” . I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate, that’s not what debating is all about … You sit behind a computer and do a debate — it’s ridiculous, Donald Trump, via 'The New York Times'. He then accused the Commission of seeking to protect Biden, although he did not provide any evidence. . Biden’s campaign has since released a statement, seemingly accepting the virtual format. . Vice President Biden looks forward to speaking directly to the American people, Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield, via 'The New York Times'