Second presidential debate between Trump and Biden cancelled

Second presidential debate between Trump and Biden cancelled

“It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22.” said the CPD on Trump’s health condition.

The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden scheduled on 15th October was cancelled on last Friday night. The reason of the cancellation was due the current US President Donald Trump refusing to participate in a virtual debate.

Taking Trump’s current health situation which seems dodgy due to him contracting the Coronavirus, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) resorted to transferring the debate onto a virtual platform, but the president quickly turned down the proposal and instead opted to resume his signature rallies, from Monday in Florida.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) revealed in statement: “It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22.”

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Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh in statement said: “There is no medical reason to stop the October 15 debate in Miami from proceeding as scheduled, since the President will be healthy and ready to debate.”

However, Biden’s campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates: “It’s shameful that Donald Trump ducked the only debate in which the voters get to ask the questions – but it’s no surprise.”

Bill Shadel, who moderated the first ever US presidential debate in 1960 said, “In New York, the Democratic presidential nominee, Senator John F. Kennedy; separated by three thousand miles in a Los Angeles studio, the Republican presidential nominee, Vice President Richard M. Nixon; now joined for tonight’s discussion by a network of electronic facilities which permits each candidate to see and hear the other.” As quoted the fist debate took place between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. The debate was watched by more than 63.7 million. (Source: IndianExpress)

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