White House deputy communications director Brian Morgenstern said the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) should get the second presidential debate back on the schedule after President Trump’s physician said he was no longer a risk to transmit coronavirus.
“The President is ready to debate and his doctors have cleared him for participating in public engagements. They’ve said he’s no longer a risk for transmission so it would be nice if the commission would get the debate back on the schedule,” Morgenstern told reporters at the White House on Sunday.
Morgenstern said Trump wants to debate Joe Biden in person but if the CPD doesn’t reschedule the debate, canceled earlier in the week after Trump declined to participate in a virtual debate, Trump would do some type of public engagement that night, potentially a town hall event. Joe Biden has already announced a town hall event for Thursday, the night the town hall debate was scheduled to take place.