During a Friday night interview with FOX News medical expert Dr. Marc Siegel on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Republican President Donald Trump said that he would welcome the next presidential debate to be held outside rather than virtually so that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden can’t read his answers off of a computer.
“So I have a question and this is my own fantasy, Mr. President. All of this back and forth controversy about the next debate. And if you test negative, and you’ve said you want it to be in person, how would you feel about a debate outside on Miami Beach?” Siegel asked.
“Well, I’d have no trouble with it at all. In fact, when we have rallies outside, we’ve had no problem whatsoever. Outside is better than inside, as you know, with this crazy thing that’s gone on,” Trump answered.
During the first presidential debate, Trump also said his politically rallies, which largely violate city rules requiring masks and social distancing, have never resulted in any COVID-19 outbreaks. However, on Friday, Minnesota state health officials said at least nine attendees of Trump’s September rally in the city of Bemidji later tested positive for COVID-19.
“But, you know, we’ve always had a problem with this commission—this commission’s been ridiculous, frankly,” Trump continued. His comment was a possible allusion to the nonpartisan commission’s desire to impose additional rules, such as cutting off the president’s
- A new report conducted by digital accessibility group Ablr found 17 accessibility violations spread across the campaign websites of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
- About one out of every four adults in the United States is a person with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- This means about 26% of the country’s population might have difficulty accessing key information from these two campaign websites, Ablr CEO John Samuel said.
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A new report released Tuesday says that the campaign websites for both presidential candidates are not entirely accessible, potentially denying critical information to the nation’s 61 million people with disabilities.
The report, conducted by digital accessibility group Ablr, found a total of 17 violations spread across the campaign websites of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Between those two, Biden’s website was the leader in accessibility issues, with 13 violations. Trump’s campaign website has four violations, according to the report.
The report also examined the government pages for Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Both of these sites had multiple violations as well, the report noted.
“According to the CDC, 26% of the US population lives with a disability, which means that with just a few weeks until the election, one in four Americans may not be able to access the websites for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates,” said Ablr CEO John Samuel.
“We hope this audit encourages the immediate improvement of the website accessibility for each candidate’s site, as well as encourages all organizations and companies to ensure their websites are inclusive to individuals with disabilities,” Samuel continued.
The violations indicate that neither the Trump nor Biden campaign sites is in compliance with the Web Content