The second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is officially OFF after the President rejected the virtual head-to-head debate after being hospitalized for COVID
- The Presidential Debate Commission has officially canceled the second debate, which was due to take place in Miami on Thursday
- The Wall Street Journal reported Friday afternoon that the face-off was made citing someone familiar with the matter
- The news spread a few minutes after the Trump campaign emailed supporters asking them to make a statement and press for the debate to take place
- Throughout Thursday, the Trump campaign and Democratic candidate Joe Biden's campaign exchanged barbs over the date and format of the next debate
- Biden has already postponed a town hall event for Thursday night that will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- The president's doctor said Thursday he should be good to return to public life on Saturday after his battle with COVID-19
- Trump will hold an event on the South Lawn, speaking from the balcony in front of a crowd and planning to host a rally in Florida on Monday
The Presidential Debate Commission officially canceled the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on October 15.
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday afternoon that the second duel between the two candidates was canceled, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The news spread a few minutes after the Trump campaign sent a message to supporters asking them to "make such a loud statement" that the debate should take place in person on October 15, as planned, because "President Trump's doctor says he's ready "until SATURDAY to go. & # 39;
The Presidential Debate Commission cut short the second debate between President Donald Trump (pictured) and Democratic candidate Joe Biden after Trump discovered the coronavirus and then refused to participate virtually
Joe Biden's campaign (pictured) pushed back on Trump's campaign idea to change the dates of the debate so it could be held in person. Biden has now agreed to attend a town hall event on Thursday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On Thursday, the president refused to participate in a virtual debate with Biden, a change made in response to his COVID-19 diagnosis.
The question remains whether he was already infected when he debated Biden on stage in Cleveland on September 29, two days before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
The White House refused to say the last time the president tested negative for COVID-19, but participants should have tested in the 72 hours leading up to the debate.
Throughout Thursday, Trump and Biden's campaigns issued statements on the Miami debate, with the president's campaign asking the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone it to October 22 and 29 instead.
The election will take place on November 3rd.
& # 39; Donald Trump is not making the debate plan; the Debate Commission does. We accepted the three dates – September 29, October 15 and October 22 – in June, ”replied Biden's campaign.
"Trump's erratic behavior does not allow him to rewrite the calendar and choose new dates of his choosing," the Biden campaign continued.
Biden's campaign agreed to participate in the final debate on October 22nd, due to be held in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Democratic candidate has already agreed to attend a City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 15.
The Miami debate should have a town hall format.
Trump's doctor sent a message Thursday night that read "I fully await the president's safe return to public engagement" on Saturday.
The president plans to host an event at the White House on Saturday where he will speak to a South Lawn audience from the balcony.
The Trump campaign also announced that he would hold a rally in Sanford, Florida on Monday.
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