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Trump vows not to take part in virtual debate with Biden

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday not to participate in next week’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after organizers announced it will take place virtually because of the president’s diagnosis of COVID-19.

“I’m not going to do a virtual debate” with Biden, Trump told Fox News, moments after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the changes due to Trump’s diagnosis.

That cast serious doubts on whether the event will go forward, even as Biden’s campaign said that its candidate will participate.

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“Vice President Biden looks forward to speaking directly to the American people,” deputy Biden campaign manager Kate Bedingfield........

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