The second debate between US Head of State Donald Trump and his Democratic rival in the November presidential election, Joe Biden, was canceled by the independent commission responsible for organizing them, she said on Friday. It was to take place Thursday in Florida.
After the announcement of the US president’s Covid-19 infection, the committee transformed this debate, which was to be held in Miami, into a virtual meeting, which Donald Trump had categorically refused. Another debate between the two candidates, scheduled for October 22, is meanwhile maintained.
“It is now clear that there will be no debate on October 15,” the committee wrote in a statement. She now wants to “focus her attention on preparations for the last presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” in Nashville, Tennessee.
During the canceled debate, voters had to ask the candidates questions this time. Donald Trump “obviously does not have the courage to answer voters for his record at the same time as” Joe Biden, reacted a spokesman for the Democratic candidate. “It is shameful that Donald Trump dodged the only debate in which voters could ask questions, but it is not a surprise,” he added to AFP.
After the announcement of his outfit in virtual form, Donald Trump’s team accused the organizers of wanting to avoid Joe Biden a direct confrontation with the Republican. She demanded that the October 15 debate be postponed at a final meeting on October 29, just five days before the poll, which Joe Biden’s team refused.
The two men have already faced each other for nearly an hour and a half in a chaotic first debate on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Republican and the Democrat kept cutting each other off.