Trump says he will refuse to take part in next debate after organizers declare it will be held virtually.

“I’m not gonna waste my time in a virtual debate. That’s not what debating is all about — you sit behind the computer and do a debate, it’s ridiculous. And then they cut you off whenever they want,” Trump said.

In a statement made a few hours later, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said the second debate should be pushed back to Oct. 22, the planned date of the third debate, and insisted that another debate should be held on Oct. 29, five days before the election.

Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, said Biden agreed to the Oct. 22 session but turned down the idea of a later meeting. She said Biden would hold a town hall on Oct. 15 in lieu of the planned debate; ABC News later said it would host the town hall.

Late Thursday, Stepien cited a report by White House doctor Sean Conley

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