When Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed Hospital, Republicans paint a picture of triumph. Of course, Trump's White House doctor Sean Conley admits he's not out of the woods yet.
However, the GOP wants to press ahead with the next presidential debate, which is scheduled for October 15, at full speed.
CNN's Stephanie Gallman tweeted: "Just in – Donald Trump iTim Murtaugh tells CNN to attend the next presidential debate, which is scheduled for October 15th. "
JUST IN – @realDonaldTrump plans to attend the next presidential debate, scheduled for October 15, @TimMurtaugh confirmed to #CNN.
– Stephanie Gallman (@sgallman) October 5, 2020
And Joe Biden will be waiting for him there. This weekend, Biden's campaign manager, Symone Sanders, told Jake Tapper: "Well Jake, we look forward to the debate in Miami on October 15th. It's a town hall, and as you know, Vice President Biden loves a good town hall. And we hope that President Trump can attend. We hope that he can participate medically. And it's up to his doctors to clear it up. But Joe Biden will take part in that debate. "
Symone Sanders says on #CNNSOTU that Joe Biden will be with the next president and he hopes Trump is medically cleared to join him. pic.twitter.com/gWatRaVNLx
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) October 4, 2020
There is also a vice presidential debate scheduled for this week. With COVID-19 cases so high among Republicans, Democrats were hoping for some protective measure.
Politico's Zack Stanton reports: "The two camps were divided over whether a plexiglass barrier should be erected. The Harris campaign supported this, Pence was against it."
To make the injury worse, Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller said, "If Sen. Harris wants to use a fort around him, you have it."
"The two camps disagreed on whether a plexiglass barrier should be built … Harris' campaign supported them, Pence was against it.
"If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around him, you have it," said Katie Miller, a pence spokeswoman. "Https://t.co/GG8U0H4ucZ
– Zack Stanton (@zackstanton) October 5, 2020
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.