Daily US Times: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that next week’s presidential debate should be canceled if President Trump is still positive for COVID-19.
Biden said while boarding a plane to Delaware from Maryland: “I think if he still has COVID, then we shouldn’t have a debate.”
Last Friday, President Trump announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 — three days after the first Presidential debate — though according to the Wall Street Journal report, there have been speculations that he was diagnosed as early as Thursday.
Several members of the Trump administration, the Republican Party and the Trump campaign have announced that they too have tested positive for the virus.
Joe Biden was tested for coronavirus on Tuesday – for at least the fourth time in the past couple of days – and the former Vice President’s campaign said he had once again tested negative for COVID-19.
Mr Biden said he was “looking forward to being able to debate him” but added “we’re going to have to follow very strict guidelines.”
The Democratic challenger’s comments come one day after he told reporters that he’d listen to what the experts say to determine whether it’s safe for him to face off next week in Miami against Mr Trump in the second of three scheduled debates.
“I’ll do whatever the experts say is appropriate for me to do,” Biden told reporters on Monday to campaign in the battleground state of Florida.
“Listen to the science. If scientists say that it’s safe…then I think that’s fine,” the former Vice President said.