Thu Oct 8, 2020 AT 10:53 AM EDT
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced a major change to the second presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15: It will take place virtually.
“The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations,” a statement said.
Speaking with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Thursday shortly after the announcement, President Donald Trump said he will not do a virtual debate. Instead of debating, the Trump campaign announced they will hold a rally in its place.
Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, said Trump “will have posted multiple negative tests prior to the debate,” so there is no reason to hold it virtually. Read Full Story
Tue Oct 6, 2020 AT 3:40 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has instructed his top aides to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on future coronavirus stimulus legislation until after the November election.
Trump, who is himself currently being treated for COVID-19, accused Pelosi in a series of tweets of “not negotiating in good faith” and seeking “bailouts” for states poorly run by Democratic officials.
“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted. Read Full Story
Mon Oct 5, 2020 AT 12:59 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence flies to Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday as he prepares for his biggest role yet — becoming the face of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
With the president laid low by coronavirus, his deputy is stepping up as campaign officials hastily rejig plans for the final month before Election Day with “Operation MAGA,” deploying Pence and the Trump family in a new front line.
Analysts wonder whether they can replace the charismatic presence of the campaign’s biggest asset and whether the next in line to the presidency should even be out on the road. Read Full Story