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Trump willing to debate Biden if events are postponed: campaign statement

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes an announcement about his treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Washington, U.S., in this still image taken from video, October 7, 2020. The White House/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to debate Democratic rival Joe Biden if next week’s planned event is postponed until Oct. 22, his campaign said in a statement after the president earlier on Thursday said he would not participate in the Oct. 15 debate.

Trump’s campaign also said the third planned presidential debate should be moved from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann, Editing by Franklin Paul