Donald Trump, after pulling out of the second debate against Joe Biden, announced that he’ll be holding a MAGA rally on the Rush Limbaugh Show. He does plan to take questions, but they’re to be submitted in advance through an online form, and unlike the debate, he won’t have to deal with an opponent calling out dodges and inaccuracies.
At the first debate, Donald Trump dodged COVID-19 testing beforehand. A few days later, he tested positive. Based on the timeline and other contacts who also became ill, it’s quite possible he was already sick when he stood across a stage from Joe Biden at that event. On Thursday morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second debate between Trump and Biden would be virtual. Trump immediately canceled and refused to participate.
Now Biden will instead have an entire virtual Town Hall time period to himself, airing on October 15 on ABC. Following that news, Trump announced a new plan of his own: he’ll also hold a virtual event, a rally. Instead of holding it at the same time as Biden’s Town Hall, with possible competition for ratings, he’s going to hold it immediately. It will be Friday, on the Rush Limbaugh Show.
Limbaugh, who is in treatment for lung cancer, announced “the largest virtual rally in radio history,” and invited listeners to submit their questions.
While Jack Posobiec, the alt-right conspiracy theorist whose initial tweet about the event Trump shared, said that Trump would be hosting and taking phone calls, the official information differs slightly.
And he is going to take calls
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 8, 2020
Rush instead describes Trump as a guest, and invites submission of questions via a form, so that they can be pre-vetted and approved for Trump to address on the air.
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