Trump campaign issues statement on passing on virtual debate, says Trump will “do a rally instead”

The Trump campaign has just issued a statement on rejecting the offer to participate in the 2nd Trump-Biden presidential debate in a “virtual” basis.

Moments ago, Trump told Maria Bartiromo “No, I am not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That is not what with debating is all about. You sit behind a are computer and do a debate. That’s ridiculous. And then they cut you off when every they want. I have a host who I felt was a nice guy. But I see he is a “Never Trumper,” you know — it came out that he is a “Never Trumper.”

The Commission of Presidential Debates  chairman Frank Fahrenkopf has responded after Trump says he’s not going to do virtual debate, and told Peter Alexander “No Presidential Candidate is required to debate. Jimmy Carter refused to debate during the first debate in 1980. It is up to the individual candidate.”

Reince Priebus and Valerie Jarrett weighed in on CBS: