President Trump has refused to participate in the next presidential debate after the Presidential Debate Commission decided it would be held virtually.
Now we know what he will do instead.
According to Fox News:
President Trump will hold a rally next week instead of participate in a virtual debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden, according to Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.
The Trump campaign sent out a statement on Thursday slamming the Commission on Presidential Debates for changing the format of the second presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15. The commission said that the debate would be held virtually, the first ever in the history of presidential debates.
“President Trump won the first debate despite a terrible and biased moderator in Chris Wallace, and everybody knows it,” Stepien said in a statement. “For the swamp creatures at the Presidential Debate Commission to now rush to Joe Biden’s defense by unilaterally canceling an in-person debate is pathetic. That’s not what debates are about or how they’re done.”
“Here are the facts: President Trump will have posted multiple negative tests prior to the debate, so there is no need for this unilateral declaration,” he continued. “The safety of all involved can easily be achieved without canceling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We’ll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and hold a rally instead.”
President Trump also stated that the commission never cleared the decision with his campaign prior to the announcement.