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Here’s a clip from Donald Trump’s interview on Fox this morning where he appears to rule out taking part in the proposed virtual debate format. The president says:

I heard that the commission a little while ago changed the debate style. That’s not acceptable to us. I’m not going to do a virtual debate. I’m not gonna waste my time on a virtual debate, that’s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do it, debates? Ridiculous. And then they cut you off whenever they want.

“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate” — Trump, on with Maria Bartiromo, begins his first post-coronavirus interview by saying he’s pulling out of the second debate. (He sounds a little hoarse.) pic.twitter.com/R43JSszfll

Maybe there isn’t going to be a virtual presidential debate after all…

New — Trump says “no, I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate” in Fox Business interview

Biden’s mouth is watering at the notion of a virtual debate – he will have 12 teleprompters and 14 campaign staffers holding flash cards on the other side of that camera!

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