Despite hundreds of doctors’ written statements that it’s safe for the President to debate Joe Biden on Thursday in Miami, the Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the event when Trump declined to participate virtually.
Here’s what celebs, pundits, and staffers have to say about the deleted debate.
The White House press secretary tweeted, “The Commission doesn’t care about science, only covering for @JoeBiden’s poor debate performance & hiding him from the American People!
175 doctors tell the partisan Commission on Presidential Debates that it is perfectly safe to hold a Second Debate
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 12, 2020
The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon thanked Trump and Biden “for living out every American’s dream: bailing on a big Zoom meeting because you’re not in the mood.”
“Thank you, Trump and Biden cancelling the virtual debate, for living out every American’s dream: bailing on a big Zoom meeting because you’re not in the mood”
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) October 10, 2020
Vocal Trump detractor, actress Bette Midler was also pleased the event was cancelled. “We won’t have to listen to the bag of hot, incessant wind that is #DonaldTrump.”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 10, 2020
Unsurprisingly, former Fox News host knocked the President’s decision to bow out of the virtual debate. “That’s because you can actually be muted on zoom.”
and now the President saying he won't do the 2nd debate virtually. that's because you can actually be muted on zoom. #PresidentialDebate2020
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) October 8, 2020
Actor James Wood’s thinks Biden’s ducking the debate, “#Biden be bobbin’ and weavin.’”
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 12, 2020
Newt think’s the President should take Joe Rogan up on his offer to moderate. “Let Biden choose the topics and 20 foot social spacing. Give Biden no excuse to say no.”
President Trump should replace the commissions cancelled second debate by accepting joe rogan’s offer and inviting Biden to join them.let Biden choose the topics and 20 foot social spacing. Give Biden no excuse to say no.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 10, 2020
Commentator Ben Shapiro think’s Trump would have bent to the virtual debate had it not been cancelled. “That first debate was a disaster, and he’s trailing in the polls. He needs a second debate more than Biden does.”
He'll debate. That first debate was a disaster, and he's trailing in the polls. He needs a second debate more than Biden does. https://t.co/yzZO3efwCj
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 8, 2020
The West Wing’s Josh Malina claims no contest means “Biden just won the second debate.”
Biden just won the second debate.
— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) October 9, 2020
Dilbert author Scott Adams took a shot at Biden. “I’d like to see @realDonaldTrump challenge Kamala Harris to a debate. That’s the one that matters.”
I'd like to see @realDonaldTrump challenge Kamala Harris to a debate. That's the one that matters.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 10, 2020
Fox News host Sean Hannity, posted about the incredible bias that the “2nd Debate Moderator Tweets About Trump, Was Former Intern for Biden.”
NOTHING TO SEE HERE! 2nd Debate Moderator Tweets About Trump, Was Former Intern for Biden https://t.co/G3pEOQIv0L
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 9, 2020
Donald Trump Jr.
Trump’s son called out the media for ignoring “Steve Scully (the 2nd debate moderator) supposedly getting his Twitter account hacked. Has he filed an FBI report yet? If not, why not?”
Considering how outraged the media has been over potential election interference for four years it’s amazing that no one is covering Steve Scully (the 2nd debate moderator) supposedly getting his Twitter account hacked.
Has he filed an FBI report yet? If not, why not?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 10, 2020
Political comedian Tim Young pointed out that Biden’s recent gaffes are the reason behind the cancellation. “Joe Biden said he was running for the Senate… AGAIN… it’s no wonder his handlers refuse to let him debate a healthy Trump on Thursday.”
Today Joe Biden said he was running for the Senate… AGAIN… it's no wonder his handlers refuse to let him debate a healthy Trump on Thursday…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 13, 2020