US election: Trump doubtful for 2nd debate after contracting Covid-19

US election: Trump doubtful for 2nd debate after contracting Covid-19

- Donald Trump said he would not partake in the second presidential debate with Joe Biden

- The matchup is scheduled to hold on Thursday, October 15, with just weeks to the presidential election

- Trump said it would be ridiculous to hold the second debate virtually because his challenger may "cut me off whenever they want”

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Donald Trump, president of the United States, has rejected a virtual option for the second presidential debate with the former vice president and Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

It would be recalled that the president of the United States announced on Thursday, October 2, that he and his wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus.

Trump revealed his health status on his verified Twitter page, saying he and Melania have begun their quarantine process.

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The US president's Covid-19 status came on the heels of several conspiracy theories and counter-arguments on the existence and cure of the virus capped by open confrontation with China where the virus originated.

US election: Trump doubtful for 2nd presidential debate after contracting Covid-19

President Donald Trump said he would not partake in the second presidential debate with Joe Biden. Credit: Reuters.
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Meanwhile, had reported that it was a typically tensed atmosphere in Ohio as Trump and his Biden met face-to-face in their first presidential debate ahead of the United States election.

Trump pulled the stunts on both his opponent and the moderator in a bid to hold the spotlight from the historical matchup while Biden also fired back in a debate grossly characterised by personal attacks and name-callings.

The president has now rejected the second debate which is to hold virtually in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus infection.

According to Reuters, the presidential debate is billed to hold on Thursday, October 15.

Trump said it will be ridiculous to continue with the event virtually in what cast a spell of doubt on the possibility of the matchup taking place.

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Trump said:

“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate - it’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want.”

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Meanwhile, presidential hopeful Biden has sent a goodwill message to President Trump and his wife Melania upon contracting Covid-19 infection.

In a tweet on Friday, October 2, Biden who is a former US vice president — having served as Barack Obama's deputy — said he and his wife Jill wished Trump and his partner a swift recovery.

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