The real reason Donald Trump skipped the 2nd debate.

On its face, President Donald Trump's immediate insistence that he would not participate in a virtual second debate made very little political sense. After all, he needs more chances to take on Joe Biden, as the former VP continues to rise in the polls. Upon further examination, though, Trump’s decision makes sense for one reason and one reason only. He sees this as an opportunity to continue to build the case, if he loses this November -- for why.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Trump says he will not participate in a virtual debate
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/08/trump-biden-second-presidential-debate-virtual-vpx.cnn

Trump's rejection of virtual format puts future of debates in question
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/08/politics/second-presidential-debate-virtual/index.html

Donald Trump already has an excuse if he loses in 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRCvhuGnHXk

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