Does Biden still plan to go ahead with Oct. 15 Trump debate?

David Caplan
October 05, 2020 - 4:38 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he'll follow the advice of experts as to whether the Oct. 15 town hall-style debate in Miami between him and President Trump should take place -- and under what circumstances.

"Listen to the science," Biden told reporters before boarding a plane in Florida. "If 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 the appropriate thing to do."

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Trump is slated to be discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday night after being hospitalized for COVID-19. "I'm reluctant to comment on anything about the President's health or what he's doing or not doing," Biden said.

Plexiglass will separate Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris at Tuesday's vice presidential debate. When asked about his thoughts on such a precaution at the presidential town hall, Biden said, "I’m not an expert on it, but I think we should be very cautious as I've thought all along, and I will continue to listen to the scientists."

He added, "I’m looking forward to have an opportunity to do a town hall meeting if that occurs."

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