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Presidential debate canceled after Trump declines virtual option

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The ultimate debate is ready for Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, PJDM’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

The second presidential debate, slated for Oct. 15, has been canceled. It was scheduled to take place virtually due to COVID-19, but President Donald Trump declined this selection Thursday. The ultimate debate will nonetheless happen Oct. 22, the Fee on Presidential Debates stated Friday.

The ultimate debate might be in individual at Belmont College, Nashville, Tennessee, and can contain “testing, masking, social distancing and different protocols” for well being and security, the fee stated. 

The choice to make the second debate digital got here after Trump examined optimistic for COVID-19 final week. 

On Thursday, Trump’s lead physician said the president “has completed his course of therapy for COVID-19.” White Home doctor Sean Conley estimated Trump will return to public engagements on Saturday, however he has but to present any data on the president’s most up-to-date adverse check.

Trump departed Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Middle on Monday, after his docs stated Sunday that his well being was bettering as he responded to therapy for COVID-19.

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