(PatriotHeadline.com)- The final presidential debate to take place before the November 3 election will not discuss immigration, according a statement published by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Due to take place on October 22, the next presidential debate should have been the third time that President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went head to head. After the Debate Commission refused to hold an in-person event and switched the format to virtual, despite President Donald Trump fully recovering from COVID-19 by the time it came around, the president refused to take part and instead held a successful town hall discussion on NBC.
The Commission released the topics for the upcoming debate on Friday, explaining how they would be discussion leadership, national security, climate change, American families, race in America, and fighting COVID-19. Immigration, despite being one of the most important parts of President Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, is not expected to be discussed at all.
Just like the first debate, it will take place over a 90 minute period, and there is no word yet on whether Joe Biden will get his requested breaks every thirty minutes. As President Trump refused to let him do that last time, it seems unlikely that it would happen this time.
The debate topics were reportedly chosen by an NBC employee, and appear to lean heavily towards topics that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has discussed thoroughly throughout his campaign.
Interestingly, however, the commission did not explain whether there would be any additional changes to the format of the debate. After the first debate, in which Joe Biden repeatedly interrupted President Donald Trump early on in the discussion and set the stage for a more hostile back-and-forth, the commission said that they would implement new rules to “ensure a more orderly discussion.”
“The Commission on Presidential Debates sponsors televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate. Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” the commission said on September 30.
The announcement of the debate topics means that the only time the president has had an opportunity to discuss immigration was during the NBC town hall. An undecided voter asked President Donald Trump about his plan for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
However, the president has yet to be given an opportunity to discuss his changes to American immigration policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.