The Commission on Presidential Debates has officially cancelled the second scheduled debate between President Trump and Joe Biden that was originally scheduled for October 15th.
After President Trump tested positive for COVID-19, the CPD proposed the 2nd debate be held virtually.
President Trump said he would not participate in a virtual debate.
A final debate is still scheduled at this time for October 22nd.
In a statement, the CPD said “It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22.”
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted after President Trump’s decision to not participate in a virtual debate “Voters deserve in-person debates, not virtual ones that would let Joe Biden’s team to feed him answers on a teleprompter.”
Voters deserve in-person debates, not virtual ones that would let Joe Biden’s team to feed him answers on a teleprompter. pic.twitter.com/cjhauA1G38
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 8, 2020