By Mary Rose Corkery –
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday that he would be alright with debating President Donald Trump if experts say it’s safe, CNN reported.
Biden stopped to speak with reporters Monday when getting on a plane from Delaware to Florida, CNN reported. The former vice president said that he was “reluctant to comment” on anything pertaining to Trump’s health. When asked about Trump’s departing Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in a car to wave at supporters, Biden said the president’s condition is for doctors to comment on.
“Listen to the science. If the scientists say that it’s safe and the distances are safe, then I think that’s fine. I’ll do whatever the experts say is appropriate thing to do,” Biden said, according to the CNN video.
Biden and Trump’s second face-to-face debate is set for Oct. 15 in Miami, Reuters reported. Trump will still need to be undergoing treatment even if he leaves the medical center, and is currently doing a five-day drug treatment. Biden tested negative for the virus over the weekend.
“I’m not an expert on that but I think we should be very cautious as I’ve thought all along, and I’m going to continue listening to the scientists,” Biden said, according to CNN. “But I’m looking forward to have an opportunity to do a town hall meeting if that occurs.”
Joe Biden says he’ll debate President Trump “if the scientists say it’s safe.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 5, 2020
Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he will be departing Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. The president had announced on Twitter early Friday that he and first lady Melania tested positive for the coronavirus.
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
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