Oct 08, 2020
By Jane Brown
U.S. President Donald Trump says he won’t participate in next week’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden if it’s virtual.
Debate organizers announced Thursday that the debate would be virtual because of Trump’s diagnosis of COVID-19.
The Commission on Presidential Debates made the announcement a week before Trump and Biden were scheduled to face off in Miami.
It said the candidates will “participate from separate remote locations,” while the participants and moderator remain in Miami.
But Trump told Fox News that he’s “not going to do a virtual debate.” He was diagnosed with the new coronavirus a week ago and has said he looked forward to debating Biden on stage in Miami.
(The Associated Press)