Courtesy of Raw Story:
A White House spokesperson on Sunday called on the Commission on Presidential Debates to reschedule the second presidential debate after it was canceled because President Donald Trump said that he would not participate.
The Oct. 15 debate was called off last week after Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and then said that he would refuse to attend a virtual event.
In an interview on Sunday, the president claimed that he is now “immune” and can no longer be infected by the virus.
“It seems like I’m immune so I can go way out of a basement,” Trump explained to Fox News. “Because you have to run a country, you have to get out of a basement. It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time. It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows. But I’m immune.”
Within hours, White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern insisted that the commission should reschedule the debate.
“He’s no longer a risk for transmission so it would be nice if the commission would get the debate back on the schedule,” Morgenstern said. “I think the president is ready to go.”
“He wants to be onstage debating Joe Biden in person,” he added. “So if they’ll do that, get it back on the schedule, I think the president will be happy to show up.”
Oh, hell no!
There is no way that Biden’s people would sign off on this, nor should they.
Trump is clearly desperate now that he recognizes that he is being perceived as weak since his positive Soronavirus test and is desperate to portray strength in some way.
As of right now, there is no reason for Biden to alter his plans one little bit as he is currently in the driver’s seat.
You know I would not put it past Trump to try and use his illness to take Biden out of the race by infecting him as well.
If he could do that he would level the playing field, which is why Biden needs to be kept as far away from him and his people as possible.
The debate schedule should remain as it stands right now, and their next debate should take place on October 22nd, assuming that Trump lives that long.
And by the way, that one should also be held virtually as well.