US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will participate in a second presidential debate next week, despite receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.
“I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami. It will be great!” Trump tweeted.
His remark were made one day after his campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, told CNN that “it is the president’s intention to debate.”
The debate is scheduled to take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis has raised doubts about what would be next for the remaining two debates.
A third debate is scheduled for Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Trump, 74, said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus, hours after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides who traveled with him as recently as Wednesday, tested positive for COVID-19.
He left Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday and is will continue his treatment at the White House.
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