Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will have a light schedule until Oct. 22, when he’s slated to debate against President Donald Trump.
Biden is taping a television interview; that’s the only thing on his light, pre-debate public schedule this week, officials told The Associated Press. Biden’s traveling press pool caught a glimpse of him entering the theater, but he didn’t answer questions.
Biden’s campaign said he plans to use the bulk of the remaining time before the Nashville, Tennessee, debate preparing for the second and final time he is scheduled to face off with President Donald Trump before Election Day on Nov. 3.
The former vice president landed in Delaware, his home state, on the night of Oct. 18 after campaigning in North Carolina. While in the swing state, Biden gave a speech outside Riverside High School in Durham just before 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, emphasizing voting.
“The very soul of our nation is at stake,” he said, according to the News Observer. “It’s go time. This is the most important election of our lifetime.”
In the midst of the CCP virus pandemic, Biden was forced to campaign virtually from his Delaware home, where his campaign constructed a television studio.
On Twitter on Oct. 19, Biden wrote that with just 15 days left, “let’s finish strong.”
NBC News’ Kristen Welker was tapped to moderate the debate.
Trump is campaigning in Arizona on Oct. 19 and will hold a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 20, and one in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Oct. 21.
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News on Oct. 19 that Trump will attempt to needle Biden about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.
“If the moderator doesn’t bring [Hunter Biden’s e-mails] up, I think you’re safe to assume that the president will,” he said. “We’re going to talk about Biden’s support for endless wars, talk about the piles of cash loaded up with billions of dollars and sent to Iran, and we’re going to talk about all the foreign corruption, the foreign money that’s been coming into the Biden family.”
Miller was referring to reports published by the New York Post and other outlets last week, citing emails from a laptop that indicate that Hunter Biden, who sat on the board of Burisma Holdings, set up a meeting with a Ukrainian gas company executive with his father while he was vice president. Hunter Biden’s lawyer and Biden’s campaign denied that the meeting ever took place.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer told the NY Post that Rudy Giuliani, who allegedly passed the emails to the NY Post, “has been pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.