The second debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, set for Oct. 15, will go ahead after the president departed the hospital on Monday evening, Oct. 5, following his successful fight against the CCP Virus (coronavirus).
Both the Trump re-election campaign and Biden campaign said that the two candidates plan to take part in the next presidential debate on Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida.
In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders said that the former vice president is looking forward to the debate and that he is hoping Trump will be well enough to attend.
“We are looking forward to the debate on October 15 in Miami,” Sanders said. “It’s a town hall and, as you know, Vice President Biden loves a good town hall.”
“We are hoping President Trump can participate. We’re hoping that he’s medically able to participate, and that is up to his doctors to clear him. But Joe Biden will be at that debate,” Sanders said.
President Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center to return to the White House on Monday following three nights at the hospital for CCP Virus treatment.
Less than an hour after the president got out the hospital, his Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh confirmed with Fox News, “The president intends to debate.”
The second debate was initially thrown in doubt after President Trump announced early last Friday that he had contracted the CCP Virus. During his hospitalization period, the 74-year-old president was “fatigued but in good spirits,” kept working, and promised he would “be back soon.”
President Trump and Biden held their first presidential debate on Sept. 29 in Ohio, which became a chaotic squabble in which the two rivals ripped each other on their records and issues such as the economy, the CCP Virus, and racism.
The second debate will be hosted by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by Steve Scully from the public service network C-SPAN and will take the form of a town hall event, with Miami residents in the audience posing their own questions to the two candidates. President Trump and Biden will be given two minutes to answer each question and the moderator will be allowed an additional minute to enable follow ups.