US election Live updates, US Election 2020: Concerns about the debate had risen after the first presidential debate took place between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Donald Trump on Thursday refused to participate in next week’s presidential debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, calling it a “waste of time” after the organizers announced that the second debate will be held virtually because of the president’s diagnosis of COVID-19. “I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all about,” Trump said in a nearly hour-long phone interview with Fox Business.
President Donald Trump has completed his course of therapy for Covid-19 and will be fit to resume public events from Saturday, Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician said Thursday. In a memo released by the White House, Conley said Trump’s condition has remained stable and he has responded “extremely well” to treatment.
Concerns about the debate had risen after the first presidential debate took place between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. US President Donald Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus soon after the debate.
President Donald Trump, still confined to the White House where he is being treated for COVID-19, planned more steps on Thursday to try to reinvigorate a re-election campaign hit hard by his handling of the pandemic. Trump is scheduled to appear in his first TV interview since revealing last Friday he had contracted COVID-19. Fox Business Network said the interview would air on Thursday after 8 a.m. (1200 GMT). Itching to get back out on the campaign trail since leaving a military hospital on Monday, Trump has called off negotiations with Congress for a fresh round of stimulus for the ailing economy and declared in a video that his illness was “a gift from God.”