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Trump, Biden agree to postpone 2nd debate to hold it in-person

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has agreed to former Vice President Joe Biden‘s proposal to delay the second presidential debate so that they can be held in person, following President Trump refusing Thursday morning to participate in what was supposed to be a virtual town hall debate next week.

“The American people should not be deprived of the chance to see the two candidates for president debate face to face two more times just because the Commission of Presidential Debates wants to protect Joe Biden,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in the statement.

“As President Trump said, a virtual debate is a non-starter and would clearly be a gift to Biden because he would be relying on his teleprompter from his basement bunker,” Stepien continued. “Voters should have the opportunity to directly question Biden’s 47-year failed record of leadership. We agree that this should happen on October 22, and accordingly, the third debate should then be shifted back one week to October 29.”

The second presidential debate features the candidates answering direct questions from undecided voters. Because of President Trump contracting COVID-19 last week, the CPD announced that the debate would instead be virtual to prevent him from spreading the virus. As mentioned before, Trump vehemently opposed this format change.

The Biden campaign had asked the CPD to move the second debate to October 22. However, they have rejected the request of Trump’s team to hold the third one on October 29.

This agreement between the two campaigns puts to rest the uncertainty about how the candidates would go about campaigning for the remaining 26 days until the election.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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