Second presidential debate canceled but Trump plans in-person events

Second presidential debate canceled but Trump plans in-person eventsOctober 10, 2020

  • Debate commission prepares for final debate on 22 October
  • Trump announces events despite Covid diagnosis

The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been cancelled, the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday, a move that came as the president announced his first in-person events since being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The decision by the nonpartisan commission follows a public disagreement between the two candidates over the debate’s format. The commission had previously announced the debate would take place “virtually” due to Trump’s diagnosis. Trump, however, said he would refuse to participate in a virtual event, while Biden advocated for it for safety reasons.

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