The University of Michigan confirmed Tuesday morning that it will pull out of hosting a 2020 presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden over fears that the event and its surrounding media circus could cause a wave of novel coronavirus cases in Ann Arbor. The university was slated to host the second of three debates between Trump and Biden on Oct. 15, which will now be held at the Adreinne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. Sources told the Detroit Free Press that university bosses are terrified about bringing the campaigns, media, and both sets of supporters to Ann Arbor and the campus during a pandemic. The event would have been the first presidential debate at Michigan since 1992—when President George H.W. Bush went up against Bill Clinton and businessman Ross Perot—but it seems the wait will go on.
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