Next Trump-Biden debate canceled

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Next Trump-Biden debate canceled


The US president refused to participate in a virtual game


Donald Trump and Joe Biden, during the debate on September 30, 2020 in Cleveland.


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Donald Trump and Joe Biden, during the debate on September 30, 2020 in Cleveland.


UNITED STATES – US President refused to participate in a virtual game After the procrastination, it’s official: the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the presidential election, initially scheduled for next Thursday, was canceled by the independent commission responsible for organizing them, she said on Friday.

After the announcement of infection with Covid-19 of the American president, the commission had for health reasons transformed this debate, which was to be held in Miami, into a virtual meeting. A formula categorically refused by Donald Trump. “It is now clear that there will be no debate on October 15,” the committee wrote in a statement, saying now “to focus its attention on preparations for the last presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” in Nashville. , in Tennessee. During the canceled debate, voters had to ask the candidates questions this time.

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Donald Trump “obviously does not have the courage to answer voters for his record at the same time as” Joe Biden, reacted a spokesperson for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Bates. “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 announcing her outfit in virtual form, Donald Trump’s team had; she ; accused the organizers of wanting to avoid Joe Biden a direct confrontation with the Republican, who accuses him of using a teleprompter during discussions on the Internet. 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 clashed for nearly an hour and a half in a chaotic first debate, during which they kept cutting each other off, on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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