United States President Donald Trump has refused to take part in the second Presidential debate which the nonpartisan United States Commission on Presidential Debates had said would be virtual.
Speaking in an interview with Fox Business minutes after the commission that hosts the debates announced it would be shifting the format to virtual, Trump said:
That’s not accessible to us. I beat him easily in the first debate.
“No, I’m not gonna waste my time in a virtual debate.
That’s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer… and then they cut you off whenever they want.”
Both Trump and the Democrats’ candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden had expressed willingness to debate in-person should the president test negative for COVID ahead of time.
Biden had said he and Trump ‘shouldn’t have a debate’ as long as the president remains COVID positive.
Meanwhile, Trump who was recently released from Walter Reed hospital where he was admitted for coronavirus treatment claims that he has been cured of the disease.
More: Daily Mail