Covid-positive Trump throws presidential debate schedule into turmoil

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday pulled out of next week’s presidential debate after organizers decided to go virtual due to his bout with Covid-19, throwing the US election into new turmoil with only 26 days to go.Confusion reigned over the calendar of debates — usually a set piece series of three that rival candidates arrange well in advance.After back and forth between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign, it appeared likely that only two debates will take place in total, with the next being October 22 and the one scheduled for Miami on October 15 now scrapped.The u…

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