“I’m not going to have a virtual debate,” Trump said of Fox Business. “I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.”
Trump’s comment calls into question the second debate after the Commission made the significant effort to completely reshape the competition between the two candidates. The move was seen as necessary by members of the Debate Commission given the uncertainty surrounding the President’s health.
“The second presidential debate will take the form of a city meeting where candidates will attend from various remote locations,” the commission said in a statement. “The city meeting attendees and host Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer and Political Editor for C-SPAN Networks, will be located at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida. The White House pool will report on the second presidential debate. “
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