Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters as he boarded a plane from Maryland to Delaware on Tuesday that next week’s presidential debate should be canceled if President Trump continues to be positive about COVID-19.
“I think if he still has COVID we shouldn’t have a debate,” said Biden on Tuesday evening.
Trump announced that he tested positive for coronavirus last Friday – three days after the initial debate – although there was some speculation that he was diagnosed as early as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Several members of the West Wing and the Republican Party have announced that they too have tested positive for the virus.
Biden was tested for coronavirus on Tuesday and came back with negative results.
The Democratic candidate said he was looking forward to discussing it, but said we have to follow very strict guidelines.
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“It’s a town hall, and as you know, Vice President Biden loves a good town hall,” said Sanders.
“And we hope that President Trump can attend. We hope he can medically attend and it is up to his doctors to clear him up. But Joe Biden will take part in that debate, “she added.
Trump, who was released by Walter Reed on Monday, is being quarantined at the White House when his deputy, Vice President Mike Pence, steps down the campaign path in the Trump campaign known as Operation MAGA.
Trump said he was looking forward to debating Biden and that he felt “great” in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
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The two candidates met sharp criticism after the initial debate, in which Trump spoke non-stop about Biden when it was not his time, and followed up on Biden’s family.
Biden, in turn, told Trump to shut up and called him a “clown”.
The next debate will take place on October 15th in Miami, Florida.
Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.