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Biden Says He’s ‘Reluctant’ to Comment on Trump’s Health

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic presidential nominee, declined to weigh in on President Trump’s motorcade Sunday night to greet his supporters.

Reporter: “Vice President Biden, do you have a reaction to President Trump leaving Walter Reed last night to speak to his supporters?” “I’m reluctant to comment on anything — the president’s health, what he’s doing or not doing. I’ll leave that to the doctors to talk about. But I’m not going to comment on any of his conduct or his — I don’t know enough to know.” Reporter: “If he’s feeling better by the 15th, and you have a debate, what kinds of safety precautions would you like to see — would you like it to be a virtual debate?” “If the scientists say that it’s safe, and the distances are safe, then I think that’s fine. I’ll do whatever the experts say is the appropriate thing to do. I’m not an expert on it, but I think we should be very cautious, as I’ve thought all along, and I’m going to continue to listen to the scientists.”

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Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic presidential nominee, declined to weigh in on President Trump’s motorcade Sunday night to greet his supporters.CreditCredit…Hilary Swift for The New York Times

As President Trump prepared to return to the White House on Monday after a four-day stay at the hospital, his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., campaigned in Florida, where he expressed hope that the president was recovering but urged Americans not to minimize the threat posed by the coronavirus.

“I hope the president’s recovery is swift and successful, but the nation’s Covid crisis is far, far from over,” Mr.