Just days ago, Joe Biden and Donald Trump conducted their first presidential debate. With Trump now in the hospital for COVID-19, it feels unlikely that the next debate, scheduled to be a town hall style event in Miami, will happen.
While it is possible that Trump is able to get well in time for the October 15th event, there have been questions about whether Biden would even risk standing on a stage with him. Biden campaign manager Symone Sanders cleared up those concerns on Sunday morning saying that the Democrat will be in Miami on that date.
Sanders made the comments during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper asked, “The next presidential debate is scheduled for October 15th. If, before that date, President Trump’s physician says that he’s recovered, that he’s no longer contagious, would Joe Biden go forward with that debate? Or would that not be enough assurance for you and your campaign?”
The campaign manager answered, “Well Jake, we are looking forward to the debate on October 15th in Miami. It’s a town hall, and as you know, Vice President Biden loves a good town hall. And we are hoping that President Trump can participate. We’re hoping that he’s medically able to participate. And that’s up to his doctors to clear him. But Joe Biden will be at that debate.”
Watch a clip of the segment below courtesy of CNN:
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