The debate is still set to take place in the form of a town hall, but the CPD said that Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, would be invited to participate remotely. Moderator Steve Scully of C-SPAN will be at the venue that was slated to host the debate, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, next Thursday, Oct. 15.

In an interview on the Fox Business Network on Thursday morning, Trump said the new debate format is "not acceptable to us."