Joe Biden says he’d take a coronavirus vaccine ‘TOMORROW, even if it cost him the election, as Donald Trump tries to label Dems anti-vaxxers
Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he would take a coronavirus vaccine ‘tomorrow’, even if it made him lose the 2020 presidential election to President Donald Trump.
‘If I could get a vaccine tomorrow, I would. If it cost me the election, I would, ”Biden said Monday during a campaign trip to Lancaster and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ‘We need a vaccine and we need it now. As soon as we can get it. ‘
On Monday at the White House’s North Portico, Trump said Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris should “ immediately apologize for the reckless rhetoric of the vaccination. ”
Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he took a coronavirus vaccine ‘tomorrow’, even if it cost him the election during a campaign stop Monday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ‘We need a vaccine and we need it now. As soon as we can get it ‘
Joe Biden was asked if he would take a coronavirus vaccine if one was available before the November 3 presidential election, to which he said yes, but also whether it was guaranteed by scientists and medical professionals
Last weekend, Harris had told CNN she would not trust Trump’s word about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine, fearing he would speed it up to help him win the November 3 election.
I will say that I wouldn’t trust Donald Trump and it should be a credible source of information that speaks to the efficacy and reliability of everything he talks about. I won’t take his word for it, ”said the California senator.
On the campaign trail, Biden hammered out Trump for turning the coronavirus into a political football in general.
One of the problems is the way he plays with politics. He has said so many things that are not true. And I’m afraid if we have a really good vaccine people won’t like to take it, ”Biden told reporters outside of a Lancaster campaign stop.
“And so he’s undermining public confidence,” Biden added.
Biden also said he would like experts to vouch for a vaccine.
“I’d like to see what the scientists said,” he said when asked if he would be comfortable taking a vaccine.
Trump infamously suggested in the White House briefing room that Americans could potentially inject sanitizers or use sunlight to kill the virus – after hearing those things kill the coronavirus on surfaces.
Trump has also pushed the drug hydroxychloroquine, which still hasn’t been measured as a true cure for the coronavirus.
The president has also allowed supporters to be lax about wearing masks and social distancing.
He gave his speech before the Republican National Convention in front of 1,500 in the White House, where the seats were not socially separated from each other.
He greeted crowds in Wilmington, North Carolina on Wednesday, who were pressed together at the airport while most didn’t wear masks.
And he held a meeting of thousands in both an airport hangar and then in a landing in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Thursday night.
Again, most of the crowd was compressed and not wearing masks.
Biden and Harris started traveling more the week after the RNC, but have only met small groups so far.
On Monday, Biden first met four union members in Lancaster for a discussion.
There, he criticized Trump for spending too much time playing golf, as the president was playing a game at his Virginia golf club on Sunday.
“He’s spent too much time on the golf courses and the sand traps,” Biden said Monday during a campaign stop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The former vice president continued to capitalize on The Atlantic’s reporting that Trump had called American war dead “ losers ” and “ suckers. ”
Biden asked Howard Nash, a member of the National Guard, what he thought of Trump’s comments.
“Do you think most of those guys are suckers?” Biden asked.
Three of those four participants in the discussion were veterans.