President Trump will not square off — face-to-face, anyway — as the second debate has been canceled, which could be a win for your eyes and ears … if it was gonna be anything like the first one.
The Commission on Presidential Debates pulled the plug Friday on the showdown scheduled for Oct. 15 … after the President complained about the new virtual format, and said he wouldn’t go. Of course, the CPD moved to a virtual debate due to Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
His reaction to the change was, “I’m not gonna waste my time on a virtual debate. That’s not what debating’s all about.”
POTUS was also ticked off about possibly getting muted by the moderator … a feature the CPD said it was considering in light of the constant interruptions and name-calling at the first debate.
For what it’s worth, Biden’s team initially agreed to the new safety protocols but after Trump dug in his heels … Biden also pulled out. Instead, his team says he’ll hold a town hall in Philly, moderated by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
Remember … the second debate had been in doubt since Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus … along with more than a dozen White House staffers. As of right now … a third and final debate’s slated for October 22 … just 12 days before the election.