President Donald Trump can return to public engagements, according to his doctor.
On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Sean Conley released a new update about the president’s battle with COVID-19, suggesting that the president is mostly symptom free and has completed therapy for COVID-19.
- “Today the President has completed his course of therapy for COVID-19 as prescribed by his team of physicians. ... Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President’s safe return to public engagements at that time.”
Earlier Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates said the next presidential debate would happen virtually because of Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Trump originally rejected participating. The Trump campaign later said the debate should be moved back to Oct. 22 and a third debate should happen on Oct. 29.
Biden’s campaign rejected Trump’s proposal to move the debate times, according to The Hill.
- “Donald Trump doesn’t make the debate schedule; the Debate Commission does. We accepted the three dates — Sept. 29, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22 — in June. Trump chose today to pull out of the October 15th debate. Trump’s erratic behavior does not allow him to rewrite the calendar, and pick new dates of his choosing,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement, according to The Hill.
- “We look forward to participating in the final debate, scheduled for October 22, which already is tied for the latest debate date in 40 years. Donald Trump can show up, or he can decline again. That’s his choice.”