With just a week until the second debate, President Trump, who returned from the hospital Monday night, said he is very much looking forward to it.
But given his recent diagnosis, DC insiders are worried that President Trump could spread the disease. His campaign, however, has said that if Trump is healthy, there is no cause for alarm.
"The President intends to participate in the debate in person," Tim Murtaugh, the campaign’s communications director, said to The Hill.
The debate, which is just 13 days after Trump tested positive, puts the event up in the air. While doctors from the CDC say the disease can leave the system around 10 days after contraction, given Trump’s recent medical turnaround, there seems to be increased optimism that he will be able to return to the campaign trail.
In a tweet today, Trump said, “I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami. It will be great!”
Biden, in keeping in line with his dependence on medical experts to dictate how the nation should respond to the pandemic, said that he is okay with Trump’s decisions if the scientists and doctors are. He said, "If the scientists say that it’s safe, that the distances are safe, then I think that’s fine. I’ll do whatever the experts say is appropriate thing to do."
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