The Associated Press reports:
During the town hall, Biden repeated that he does not trust President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. But he said he would take a vaccine approved by the Trump administration — if Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was safe. “I don’t trust the president on vaccines. I trust Dr. Fauci,” Biden said. “If Fauci says a vaccine is safe, I would take the vaccine. We should listen to the scientists, not to the president.”
In particular, Biden was angered over comments made by President Donald Trump to journalist Bob Woodward that became public last week. In the spring, Trump confided to Woodward in March that he did not emphasize the risks of the coronavirus in order not to cause a panic. “I still like playing it down because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump told Woodward. “He knew it and did nothing. It’s close to criminal,” Biden said on Thursday.
Joe Biden on a #coronavirus vaccine: “I don’t trust the president on vaccines. I trust Fauci. If Fauci’s says it’s safe, it’s okay.”
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