İrem UZUN -TDO- The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday morning that the second debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will be virtual on 15 November. However, shortly after the change was announced, Trump said he would refuse to participate in an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. "I'm not going to do a virtual debate," Trump said Thursday morning. "I'm not going to waste my time with a virtual debate," he said.
Joe Biden said the president "changed his mind every second" and his campaign team added that Trump "clearly does not want to face questions from the voters". The Trump campaign answered back, with manager Bill Stepien calling the commission's decision to "rush to Joe Biden's defense... pathetic" and saying Trump would hold a rally instead on 15 October. The Biden team then proposed the town-hall style debate, set for Miami, should go ahead on 22 October instead. However, the Trump team said there should be a third face-to-face debate - on 29 October, just five days before polling. Biden team rejected it, saying Biden will take part in his own primetime event on ABC answering questions from voters on 15 October.
The first debate between the two candidates on September 29 in Cleveland quickly devolved into a fiasco after Trump refused to stop talking when his allotted time was finished, and he continued to interrupt and insult Biden for the remainder of the debate. Biden also grew frustrated during the 90-minute debate, at one point calling the president “a clown.”