Trump Says He Isn’t Contagious Drops Virtual Debate With Biden
After leaving the hospital with coronavirus Trump still opts to debate with Biden in person. Due to quarantine guidelines Biden is willing to do a virtual debate but Trump insists that he is not contagious. It was announce that President Trump caught Covid 19 around Friday October 2nd. This means it has not been a full two weeks of quarantine for the President.
Backing out of the debate minutes after the Commission of Presidential Debates announced the virtual event to keep everyone safe Trump declined. Trump told the Fox Business Network Thursday morning: “I’m not going to do a virtual event… I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.” Then, in a dubious attempt to convince everyone that a debate would be safe, he added: “I don’t think I’m contagious.”
Not only is Trump working outside of quarantine guidelines, so is his team. After Trump told anchor Maria Bartiromo that he was backing out of the second debate, his campaign manager Bill Stepien, who was also recently confirmed to be infected by the coronavirus, followed it up with a statement confirming their position and saying they’d “do a rally instead.”
Since Wednesdays debate between Pence and Kamala Harris Bidens chance of winning has doubled. According to The Chicago Tribune by Thursday morning, Joe Biden’s chances of winning the presidency were more double that of Donald Trump’s — 67.3% vs. 32.7% — according to Betfair.
The Tribune also noted that this represents an all-time high for Biden’s odds to win in the betting markets. In fact, his chances to win have risen 12.9% from just nine days ago, before the first debate between Biden and Trump.
I Trump decides to attend a rally instead of joining virtually it could be a plus on Biden’s side for winning the election even more.
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