Donald Trump and Joe Biden, candidates for the presidency of the United States, cannot agree to even discuss their differences.
The Presidential Debate Commission (CPD), the non-partisan body responsible for these meetings, announced this Friday in a statement the cancellation of the second face-to-face between the two candidates, which was scheduled to take place in Miami on the 15th. October due to disagreements in the format.
After a chaotic first debate held at the end of September and the news about the contagion of covid-19 of Trump, who aspires to re-election, efforts to agree on a format and rules that satisfy both campaign teams were unsuccessful.
The illness of the president and many of his collaborators in the White House caused concern in the campaign team of Biden, candidate for the Democratic Party, and among the organizers of the meeting, so the Commission proposed holding a virtual debate that was rejected by Trump.
“That is not acceptable to us. I am not going to participate in a virtual debate,” the president, convalescing from covid-19, said in an interview last Thursday with Fox Business.
“I’m not wasting my time in a virtual debate, that’s not a debate. Do you sit in front of a computer and do it? Do you debate? Ridiculous. And then they can silence you whenever they want“he added.
Despite everything, there is still the possibility of seeing a face to face between the two candidates again, as the CPD assured that both campaign teams remain committed to participating in what was to be the third debate, scheduled for October 22 in Nashville. .
As indicated by that organization, this meeting will be subject to “health security considerations”, including all required tests (for covid-19), use of masks, social distance and other protocols.
The presidential elections in the United States are scheduled for November 3.
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