With just weeks remaining in the campaign, President Trump took a big gamble.
But Trump won in 2016 by defying the experts.
Donald Trump decided to take a risky move when faced with this ultimatum.
Ever since the first devastating wave of coronavirus in the US, people are still understandably worried about the virus and its effects.
And while doctors and scientists have found ways to effectively combat it and slow its spread, the death toll continues to slowly climb.
Thus, it shocked and worried the world when President Trump announced that he and his family have contracted the dreaded disease.
While the right despaired, the left callously celebrated in light of this horrible news.
Trump was admitted to Walter Reed hospital and walked out a few days later, claiming he felt much better.
Despite his claims of well-being, people are still concerned about an in-person debate so soon after Trump tested positive.
Tensions are high as news outlets struggle to determine the safest avenue for a debate.
The most popular option has been how to safely organize a virtual debate.
But Trump took a serious stand when faced with this ultimatum.
“The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations. The town meeting participants and the moderator, Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor, C-SPAN Networks, will be located at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida. The White House Pool will provide coverage of the second presidential debate.”
But Trump immediately took to Fox News and fired back that he would not “do a virtual debate.”
However, Trump was cleared for release by a team of doctors headed by White House physician Dr. Sean Conley.
“Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve. He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria,” Conley said on Monday before Trump returned to the White House later that evening. “He’ll receive another dose of Remdesivir here today, and then we plan to get him home. It’s been more than 72 hours since his last fever — oxygen levels, including ambulatory saturations and his … breathing are all normal. Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7.”
Biden and the Democrats have expressed concern over this debate, saying that if Trump still has coronavirus, the debate should be cancelled altogether.
Pelosi called it an “exercise in skullduggery,” indicating her disapproval.
But Trump remains firm in his decision to debate in person.
While a live debate poses many risks – especially to the already ailing Biden – Trump firmly believes in his duty as the President and the importance of this next debate to the country.
Voters can only wait and see what comes of this next presidential debate.