The 2nd presidential debate between Joe Biden & Donald Trump has officially been canceled after president rejected to accept the organizer’s plan to keep the event virtual out of coronavirus concerns.
The Commission on Presidential Debates made the decision late Friday after president wouldn’t budge on his insistence that the October 15 event be held in-person.
President tested positive for coronavirus on October 1 & has suffered severe symptoms, meaning he could be contagious for up to twenty days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Trump campaign had asked the commission to push back the debate schedule so that the town hall-style event fell on October. 22, followed by the 3rd & final debate on October 29.
The commission did not immediately return a request for comment, but the cancellation of the October 15 event means there will only be 2 presidential debates this year, with the last one falling on October 22.