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Donald Trump rules out changing date of US presidential election

US President Donald Trump has ruled out making any changes in the date of the November 3 presidential election because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I never even thought of changing the date of the election. Why would I do that? November 3, it's a good number," Trump said, adding that he "looks forward to that election".

US President Donald Trump has ruled out a deferment of the US presidential elections, slated for 3 November, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I never even thought of changing the date of the election. Why would I do that? 3 November, it’s a good number,” Trump told reporters at his White House news conference.

His likely Democratic opponent Joe Biden last week said Trump was considering changing the date. “Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said during an online fundraiser.

“No, I look forward to that election and that was just made a propaganda not by him but by some of the many people that are writing little segments. I see all of the time statements made you say something, statement made per Joe Biden, Sleepy Joe,” Trump said. “ He didn’t make those statements. Somebody did but they said he made it. No, let him know I am not thinking about it at all. Not at all, he said.”

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