Donald Trump’s campaign has proposed postponing the last two presidential debates with Joe Biden by one week.
In a statement, Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stephen, suggested that in-person discussions be held on October 22-29 instead.
He added, “As President Trump said, the virtual debate is not a start and it will obviously be a gift for Biden as he will rely on his remote control from his basement basement.
“Voters should have the opportunity to directly question Biden’s failed record of leadership over 47 years.”
But the Biden campaign said Mr. Trump “is not setting the schedule for discussions” and he should stick to it.
Communications director Kate Bidingfield said: “Trump’s erratic behavior does not allow him to rewrite the calendar and pick new dates of his own choosing.”
“We look forward to participating in the final debate, scheduled for October 22, which is already restricted to the last debate date 40 years ago. Donald Trump can show up, or he can say no again. That’s his choice.
The Presidential Debating Committee, a nonpartisan committee that has organized all the presidential debates since 1988, has proposed changing the second television showdown between the Republican and Democratic candidates.
It was originally supposed to be a “town hall”-style event, with the two men facing questions taken from a group of undecided voters in the same hall and the rest from social media.
But organizers said the discussion should travel online instead “to protect the health and safety of all participants.” Mr. Trump got a positive coronavirus test seven days ago Last Thursday evening.
At that time, the US president was in and out of hospital.
Vice President Mike Pence and Biden’s running mate also confronted Kamala Harris in a televised debate last night, but were separated with transparent plastic screens.