To the Editor: Since Donald Trump became President, no person or agency had been able to hold him to a fixed position on any issue. He changes his mind from one tweet to the next and from one second to the next—until he faced the Commission on Presidential Debates.

When Trump said he would not participate in the second presidential debate if it was not in person, face to face, most commentators and members of both political parties speculated that he would change his mind, probably more than once, before the date set for the debate.

Then the Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the second debate, and Trump can't do anything about it. He can't control the issue; he can't change his mind; there will be no second debate.

Congratulations to the Commission. They did what many thought was impossible: hold Trump to his stated position on something.

MICHAEL J. GORMAN


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