The Presidential Debate Commission, the non-partisan body that organizes these face-to-face, canceled this Friday the meeting between the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate to the White House, Joe Biden, who was scheduled for October 15, due to disagreements regarding the format.
In a statement, the Commission recalled that it had decided to virtually celebrate the second face to face between Trump and Biden next Thursday in Miami (Florida), “to protect the health and safety of all those involved,” but the president refused to participate in that format.
Trump is taking care of himself
The debate was to unfold just two weeks after Trump tested positive for COVID-19, and that diagnosis added to the multiple contagios confirmed at the White House and the environment of the president, had generated concern among the organizers of the meeting and the Biden campaign.
Following Trump’s refusal to participate in a virtual face-to-face, the Commission noted that “it is now clear that there will be no debate on October 15, and that the CPD (commission) will focus its attention on the preparations. for him final debate presidential scheduled for October 22 “.
Protocol for the final debate
In fact, he claimed that “both candidates have agreed to participate in the debate on October 22 “.
He recalled that this face-to-face will take place at Belmont University, in Nashville (Tennessee), and that it will be subject to “considerations of health security, and according to all the tests (of COVID-19) required, masks, social distance and other protocols “.
This debate will be divided into six blocks of fifteen minutes and the topics to be debated will be announced one week before the meeting by the moderator, Kristen Welker, a journalist for NBC News.
The holding of the second and third debates in Miami and Nashville was on the air, since Trump announced a week ago that he had contracted COVID-19 and entered a hospital, which he left last Monday.
The president has spent this week convalescing in the White House, although tomorrow, Saturday, he will participate in a face-to-face act at the presidential mansion before hundreds of people and on Monday they intend to give a rally in Florida.