Will there be another debate or won't there?
While Trump is certainly eager to get back on the podium, and certainly not in some virtual setting, his challenger is not so sure.
Moments after the NYT published an Editorial Board op-ed arguing that "In-Person Debates Are Too Dangerous. Cancel Them", Joe Biden spoke at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden said Tuesday night that he and Donald Trump should scrap their next debate if the president is still infected with the coronavirus.
"I think if he still has Covid we shouldn’t have a debate," Biden told reporters.
The next debate is scheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 15 in Miami. Which likely means that Trump will have to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that neither he, nor anyone on his debate prep team is contagious in just over a week. Considering that most of those people are, in fact, infected as of this moment, that could prove a tall order, and may force the next debate to be virtual.
Update- WH debate prep room & Covid— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) October 6, 2020
President Trump: Positive
Kellyanne Conway: Positive
Bill Stepien: Positive
Hope Hicks: Positive
Chris Christie Positive Stephen Miller Positive
Rudy Giuliani - negative so far
Jason Miller - negative so far https://t.co/Gf5rtX7ZMS
Which simply means just as much shouting, only by zoom... unless of course the two agree to a mute button.