Trump Rejects Virtual Debate
The infected guy wants a face-to-face debate.
Due to the threat of spreading the coronavirus, the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to shift next week’s presidential debate to a virtual format. The main reason for the concern regarding spreading said virus, Donald Trump, has rejected that idea.
“I’m not going to waste my time on virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all about,” Trump said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business. “You sit behind a computer and do a debate. It’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want.”
As someone on NPR said this morning in regards to the last quoted sentence, he said the quiet part out loud. I mean, if you can’t dominate by constantly interrupted, is it really even a debate?
And so as just to prove that that Commission is right to take the Trump campaign’s approach to the virus into consideration, note the following:
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien reaffirmed the president’s position in a statement Thursday, saying Trump will “pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead.”
I would note that Stepien is one of the now almost three dozen persons linked to the White House who has recently contracted Covid-19.
Polling appears to indicate that Trump’s handling of his infection is redounding to Biden’s benefit. In fact it is doing so bigly, if I can use the term. (Or maybe this is just more multi-dimensional chess that mere mortals cannot hope to fathom).