Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday he will not let politics get in the way of the development and delivery of a coronavirus vaccine and warned that President Trump cannot be trusted to do the same.
Mr. Biden vowed that if he is elected president in November, science will guide his decision-making from the White House, and said the stakes are too high to let politics intrude.
“Americans have had to endure President Trump’s incompetence and dishonesty when it comes to testing and personal protective equipment,” Mr. Biden said in Wilmington, Del. “We can’t afford to repeat those fiascoes when it comes to a vaccine when it occurs. The stakes are too high.”
“So, Let me be clear,” he said. “I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump. At this moment, the American people can’t either.”
The coronavirus has hung over the 2020 presidential race, with polls showing that voters disapprove of the