Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate
WA SHINGTON (DPA), 8 OC T,
2020 - US President Donald Trump says he will not participate in a virtual debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, after the commission that hosts the events said it was moving to an online format because the president contracted coronavirus.
“I am not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” Trump said on the Fox Business Network.“i don’t think I’m contagious at all,” Trump said, just a week after announcing he had tested positive, despite health agencies guidelines saying people in his situation should remain in isolation.
“I’d love to do a rally tonight. I wanted to do one last night,” Trump said.
The commission said it would host the second debate and the “candidates would participate from separate remote locations” in order to ensure health and safety of “all involved.”