Trump Seeks Debate Delay, Wants In-Person Events

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(AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign is proposing delaying the two remaining presidential debates by one week to ensure the debates can take place in-person, rather than virtually, after Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

The Commission on Presidential Debate announced Thursday that next week’s town hall debate in Miami would be held virtually. The president immediately objected to that format, and said he wouldn’t take part.

Trump’s campaign manager says the campaign would like to see the town hall postponed by one week, to Oct. 22, and the third debate held on Oct. 29. Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign had also asked that town hall be moved back a week “so the president is not able to evade accountability.”

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