- Trump suggests he may hold weekend rallies in Florida, Pennsylvania, after receiving the green light from doctor debate moderator Steve Scully.
- The next and final debate between the two White House contenders will be on oct. 22, less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
Debate moderator Steve Scully raised eyebrows with a tweet asking Scaramucci, "should I respond to Trump." Trump blasts Biden over silence on court-packing question, predicts Dem won't last three months in office Karen Pence's office says both sides admitted to no masks at the end of the debate.
President Donald Trump pulled out of an Oct. 15 debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump, who was hospitalized for three days after disclosing last Friday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said a format change could hurt the debate. Trump does not want to waste his time on a virtual debate - in a phone interview with Fox Business. Trump's decision not to participate in a virtual debate means that the next and final debate between the two White House contenders will be on Oct. 22, less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Some Trump advisers doubted his decision not to participate in the new debate format, arguing Trump would miss an opportunity to make his case to millions of voters who tuned in.
His net approval on the issue hits a record low. Trump's rejection of the change in debate format was a catalyst for a flurry of statements back and forth between the two camps. Trump's campaign wanted to hold another debate on Oct. 29, but Biden's campaign rejected the idea. Even before his illness was announced, Trump's performance in the chaotic first debate with Biden last week insisted that the former GOP leader change the format.
Opinion polls show Biden being favored over Trump, though the race appears closer in battleground states. Biden raised more than $12 million on the day of the debate, campaign aides said.