Trump says he’ll boycott next week’s presidential debate

When Donald Trump was hospitalized late last week after contracting the coronavirus, it was difficult to imagine the president joining Joe Biden on a debate stage 13 days later. The Republican nevertheless indicated this week that he intended to participate for the scheduled town-hall event in Miami.

The problem, of course, is that Trump was not only infected with a virus that’s killed more than 210,000 Americans, his attendance at a town-hall debate ran the risk of making others sick. With this painfully obvious dynamic in mind, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates made a sensible announcement this morning.

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday that the second presidential debate, set for next week, will now take place virtually as President Donald Trump battles Covid-19. The debate will still take place in the form of a town hall, but Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic

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