The White House is now blaming Michigan governor Whitmer for the kidnap/assassination plot against her by domestic terrorists. Similarly Trumpists think Biden is weak for not wanting to catch COVID from Trump. We do not still know when Trump last tested negative before going to Walter Reed.
Besides, who wants to deny the possibility of a stunt for Trump to indict Biden, aside from infecting everyone involved in putting the event on. Trump is a bad player of “chicken” but a prolific producer of a disease now associated with poultry production.
The latest update is that “Joe Biden will appear at a town hall event hosted by ABC News and moderated by George Stephanopoulos”. Likely Trump will do a rally at the same time on 15 October.
“Our 74-year-old president, who is currently infected with a vicious and deadly disease, insists that he will only do the second debate if he can be close enough to shed his viral load on his 77-year-old opponent.”
Trump’s initial response — to pull out of the town hall with Biden — came before he had talked the issue through with advisers. He said he was taken by surprise by the commission’s announcement and found it offensive that the decision was made without first consulting his campaign.Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chair of the debate commission, confirmed Thursday that each campaign was only given five minutes of notice before the move was announced to the public.But after talking to advisers, Trump relented to say that he would be willing to participate in a town hall a week later, on Oct. 22, an event Biden previously had agreed to.
[…]Trump’s advisers have told him how valuable the debates are, citing viewership that far exceeds his typical rallies. Some aides have struggled to get Trump to understand that a debate, which is likely to draw more than 60 million viewers, is far more impactful than a rally that airs exclusively to a Fox News audience of less than 4 million, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.With Trump’s deficit against Biden in polls growing in recent days, aides said the president should shift tactics at the next debate and let his rival speak more.
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