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Trump tweets he's 'looking forward' to the next presidential debate despite uncertainty following his COVID-19 diagnosis

  • President Donald Trump tweeted his intention to debate Democratic nominee Joe Biden in two weeks.
  • Trump's Tuesday tweet does not settle the matter, however, as logistics have been up in the air for the debate following his admission to the hospital for COVID-19.
  • "If the scientists say that it's safe and the distances are safe, then I think that's fine," Biden told reporters recently.
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President Donald Trump tweeted out his plans to debate Democratic nominee Joe Biden in-person on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The second debate between the candidates faced uncertainty following Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent admission to the hospital to treat the virus.

"I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami," Trump tweeted. "It will be great!"

Trump's tweet does not necessarily settle the matter of how or whether the debate will occur in-person as usual, however.

Biden is on the record as saying he'll be up for a debate with both of them in the hall as long as it's "safe."

"If the scientists say that it's safe and the distances are safe, then I think that's fine," Biden told reporters in the traveling press pool during a recent trip to Florida. "I'll do whatever the experts say is the appropriate thing to do."

Ultimately, both campaigns will have to come to an agreement with the Commission on Presidential Debates on COVID-19 protocols and other logistics.

Ahead of the vice presidential debate, the CPD decided to go with plexiglass barriers for Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Vice President Mike Pence, despite objections from the Pence camp.

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