Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday said that he does not want to participate in the second presidential debate if Donald Trump still has COVID-19.
The second debate is scheduled for October 15 in Miami, and while Trump has checked out of hospital and returned to the White House, he is yet to test negative for the coronavirus.
"I think if he still has COVID, we shouldn't have a debate," said Biden. "Too many people have been infected. It's a very serious problem, so I will be guided by the guidelines of the Cleveland Clinic and what the docs say is the right thing to do."
"I'm not sure what President Trump is all about now. I don't know what his status is. I'm looking forward to being able to debate him but I just hope all protocols are followed," he added.
Trump, on the other hand, tweeted on Tuesday saying that he was looking forward to the second debate.
"I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami. It will be great!" said the US president.
The first of the three presidential debates between 77-year-old Biden, and 74-year-old Trump was held on September 29, while the third and final debate is scheduled for October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.