Democratic candidate Joe Biden has told reporters on Tuesday that if President Donald Trump continues to test positive for COVID-19, there shouldn't be a second debate.
The second presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida.
"I think if he still has COVID we shouldn’t have a debate,” Biden said, referring to Trump. "I think we were gonna have to follow very strict guidelines. Too many people have been infected. It’s a very serious problem, so I will be guided by the guidelines."
"We hope that they're going to put in place every adjustment necessary to ensure that it’s fully safe," she said.
"And, obviously, we send President Trump our best," Bedingfield added. "We hope that he is well and able to debate. If he is, Joe Biden will certainly be there."
She added that the 77-year-old former vice president would participate, "assuming that the commission puts in place the necessary requirements to ensure that everybody is safe, which is first and foremost the most important thing."
Biden's campaign said in a statement on Tuesday that he "underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected." This marks the third time since Biden has tested negative since Trump's positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
A number of Trump administration officials and others have since tested positive for the virus, some of whom were noted to have attended the White House Rose Garden event to announce the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 26.