Gretchen Carlson suggests that one of the reasons for the announcement that the next presidential debate will be virtual only is that the moderator will be able to mute President Trump.
Earlier this morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second debate would be a town hall style event in which the candidates would “participate from separate remote locations.”
They justified the decision by asserting it was necessary to “protect the health and safety of those involved” following Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
However, Trump quickly told Fox Business, “No, I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all about…I am not going to waste my time.”
Joe Biden, accused by critics of hiding in his “basement” throughout the campaign, accepted the terms of the debate.