The announcement came almost a week after Trump said he had tested positive Corona virus.
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Shortly after the announcement, Trump told Fox News that he would not take part in the debate.
“I’m going to have a virtual debate,” he told Fox News on Thursday. “No, I do not waste my time in virtual discussion. Not related to the discussion, you sit behind the computer and discuss, which is ridiculous and they will cut you off whenever they want. ”
Trump said he did not attend Discussion If he is contagious, he feels he is better off holding campaign rallies now.
The Biden campaign welcomed the move.
“Vice President Biden is looking forward to talking directly with the American people and uniting the country and comparing his plan to better build with the failed leadership on Donald Trump’s coronavirus, which has pushed the strong economy he inherited into the worst recession since the Great Recession,” Defend said.
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The discussion, to be held on October 15, will be in the form of a “town meeting”, organizers said, adding that the decision was made to protect the health and safety of all participants.
The audience, which questions the candidates in the town-meeting format, and moderator Steve Scully will meet at a location in Florida, the Adrian Arsh Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, the commission said in a statement.
The Biden campaign said in a statement on October 15 that it would find a “suitable place” to take questions directly from voters.
“Since the President refused to attend on October 15, we hope that the Debate Commission will relocate Biden-Trump Town Hall to October 22 so that the President does not escape accountability,” the statement said.
The Trump campaign released a statement saying the second campaign would take place on October 22 and the third on October 29.
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