Presidential Debates could be canceled

Presidential Debates could be canceled

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Wittman Airport, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Oshkosh, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It’s unclear whether President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will have another debate before the election

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announcing that next week’s event in Miami would be virtual after Trump tested positive for the virus and amid questions about whether he is still contagious.

The President’s reelection campaign abruptly pulled out of that event, while Biden’s advisers suggested it could be pushed back a week to Oct. 22. Trump’s team accepted that date but said a third debate should happen on Oct. 29 — just before Election Day — and said it wouldn’t accept virtual substitutes. Biden’s campaign promptly rejected debating on Oct. 29 saying that , “Donald Trump doesn’t make the debate schedule; the Debate Commission does.”

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