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Senior Advisor to the 2020 Trump campaign Jason Miller called out the Presidential Debate Commission for changing the topics of this second, and final debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
On Monday morning, he wrote "Good morning to everyone except Presidential Debate Commission members who changed focus of final debate away from foreign policy so Joe Biden wouldn't have to answer to being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, supporting endless wars and sending pallets of cash to Iran."
Writing in the National Pulse, Raheem Kassam said "The news of the third debate leaving a major foreign policy focus out was met with further derision from the Trump campaign, which has already lambasted the Commission for attempting to make the debates virtual, and for choosing moderators with a track record of bias."
It is notable that foreign policy is not on the agenda. Trump has recently had some foreign policy successes, with the establishment of normalized relations between Arab countries in the Middle-East and Israel, despite the lack of a peace deal between Palestinians and Israel, and hostage releases.
The third and final debate, to be moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22. The topics for that debate do not include foreign policy, either. They include: COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.
Biden's recent contribution to foreign policy has been an emerging and developing scandal where it appears that his son Hunter Biden engaged in influence peddling between Ukraine, China, and his then VP dad.
The first debate covered the topics of Trump and Biden's respective records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, race and violence in American cities, and election integrity.
The second debate, which was cancelled after Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and the Biden campaign's insistence on a virtual debate as opposed to in-person, would have been a town hall style debate, where those in attendance would have asked questions of the two candidates. Instead, each candidate held their own, in-person town halls.
Steve Scully, who was selected to moderate the second debate was removed as moderator after it was revealed that he had voiced strong, public opposition to the president, and then claimed that the words were not his own. Scully had said that his Twitter had been hacked, but he later came clean and said that he had written the unkindnesses against Trump himself.
The revelations as to the Biden's alleged corruption schemes appeared in the New York Post last week. Once the articles were on social media, they were promptly suppressed by Twitter, Facebook, and their third party fact checkers.
The Biden/Harris campaign has not refuted the claims, and nor have any mainstream media outlets. Although The New York Times and the Washington Post both called the veracity of the Post's reporting into question, they could not debunk the claims. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe stated that the evidence contained on the laptop was verified as not coming from a Russian disinformation campaign.