The decision comes a week after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, which he appears to still be battling.
The debate commission said Thursday that in light of the president’s health, it would hold a virtual debate between him and Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Oct. 15 instead of carrying on with an in-person one in Miami, but Trump rejected the plan. Biden’s camp said it would not put new dates on the calendar, citing how close the Nov. 3 election is.
Trump, who spent three nights hospitalized with the coronavirus, has been coy about the status of his condition. In a Fox News interview Thursday night, he dodged questions about whether he was still testing positive for the virus and would only say he’d seen his doctor and would be tested Friday.
The debate commission did not immediately return HuffPost’s request for comment.
The presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 22 is now the only one remaining on the calendar.
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