- Democratic candidate Joe Biden says he would not debate with Trump because of the president's coronavirus status
- According to him, strict guidelines should be followed in this case
- However, Biden said he would listen to what medical experts tell him do do
As the United States of America's presidential election draws near, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has insisted that it is not proper for the second presidential debate to hold if President Donald Trump is still infected with the coronavirus.
According to him, his participation will be based on recommendations from medical experts.
Stating that it is necessary for them to follow strict guidelines on coronavirus, he added:
"Well, I think if he still has Covid, we shouldn't have a debate," Biden told reporters in Maryland. "I think we're gonna have to follow very strict guidelines. Too many people have been infected and it's a very serious problem."
"And so I'll be guided by the guidelines of the Cleveland Clinic, and what the docs say is the right thing to do -- if and when he shows up for debate."
The former vice president also said he looks forward to the debate, which is set to take place next Thursday in Miami.
"I'm looking forward to being able to debate him. But I just hope all the protocols are followed, what's necessary at the time."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former US first lady Michelle Obama came down hard on President Donald Trump for failing to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
Speaking on Tuesday, October 6, in a 26-minute video shared on her Facebook page from the Democratic National Convention, Michelle berated Trump for his administration’s response to the pandemic.
The former first lady went on to describe the actions of Trump as 'morally wrong' and 'racist', adding that he is not up for the job as a president.
In a related development, Trump once again stirred a heated conversation after he left his isolation room just to greet his supporters.
Aboard his motorcade, Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday, October 4, and was driven across the streets as he waved to jubilant followers who stood by the road.
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