Trump Rejects Virtual Debate
President Trump says he will not take part in a virtual debate with former Vice President Joe Biden next week after the format change made due to his COVID-19 diagnosis. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.
WASHINGTON (NBC News) — President Trump says he will not take part in a virtual debate with former Vice President Joe Biden.
The format of the debate was changed following Mr. Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization.
“I’m not doing a virtual debate, sit behind a computer screen,” Mr. Trump told Fox News.
He’s now urging the debate commission to delay the remaining two back by one week, and still hold them as in-person events.
Biden, meanwhile, says he’ll be there.
“We set the dates. I’m sticking with the dates. I’m showing up,” he said. “I’ll be there and in fact if he shows up, fine. If he doesn’t, fine.”
Meanwhile, The president’s doctor says he can come out of isolation Saturday, just 10 days after he fell ill.
President Trump says he hopes to attend a rally in Florida Saturday evening.
We still don’t know when the president last tested negative for COVID-19, which would indicate who else may have been exposed.
At least 27 people connected with the White House or his campaign have tested positive.
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