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Trump Refuses to Participate in a Virtual Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the next debate would take place virtually. Trump said no.
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"Not Going to Waste My Time"

Trump says “I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday the two candidates would participate in the next presidential debate from remote locations, after a growing number of people in the White House tested positive for the coronavirus. The first presidential debate and Wednesday night’s vice presidential event were in-person but included social-distancing measures crafted in consultation with the Cleveland Clinic.

Mr. Trump quickly balked at the change.

“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” Mr. Trump said on Fox Business Thursday morning.

“We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead,” [said Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.]

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