The Trump campaign is calling on the supposedly non-partisan debate commission to allow the 2nd debate to proceed as it was agreed upon by both candidates, especially since Trump will be medically cleared almost a full week in advance of the debate:
.@BillStepien: President Trump’s doctor says POTUS will be medically cleared by Saturday, 5 full days before the originally scheduled debate in Miami on October 15.
CPD must stop protecting Joe Biden & allow the event to proceed as it was agreed to months ago.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/xRtvTLd3QN
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) October 9, 2020
Stepien makes a great point about Trump’s doctor release as of this Saturday. There was no reason for the debate commission to act unilaterally and change the format of the debate. By all accounts Trump was recovering very well and his 10 days would have been up on Saturday, regardless of his doctor’s release. Their change really makes zero since, unless they are doing it to protect someone. Hmmm…..
But don’t expect the NPD to rush and change it back, because they’ll be accused of doing the Trump campaign’s bidding if they do.
Also, Biden has already agreed to do a town hall with ABC’s mansplainer George Stephanopoulos on the night of October 15th and he’ll probably say he’s already committed.