- At first, Joe Biden thought Trump might change his mind about the virtual debate.
- The Biden campaign called for the debate to be moved back a week to October 22.
- A little less than an hour after that, the Trump campaign said it also thought the debate should be moved to October 22.
We agreed to the three dates, September 29, October 15 and October 22 in June. Trump chose today to withdraw the October 15 debate. Trump's erratic behavior does not allow him to rewrite the calendar and pick new dates of his choosing.
Biden initially thought that Trump might chiange idea about the virtual debate.
The Biden campaign called for the debate to be moved back a week to October 22, and said it would host a town hall event on October 15. A little less than an hour after that, the Trump campaign said it also thought the debate should be moved to October 22. Joe Biden's presidential campaign said it will host its own town hall on the planned date for the second presidential debate, October 15. "This is just another pathetic attempt to attack President Trump right before the election," Jenna Ellis, legal adviser to the Trump campaign, said in a statement to The New York Times. Biden on Trump's rejection of virtual debate: "He changes his mind every second". It took maybe an hour for someone close to Trump, as well as his opponents, to speculate that the president's decision not to participate in the next presidential debate could change. Trump economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, said in an interview with Fox News that Trump's position could be a negotiation point and that he would like to see the president participate.