Presumptive Democrat Nominee Joe Biden has announced that he is not planning to return to the campaign trail for the foreseeable future.
In a Tuesday appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Biden told host George Stephanopoulos that “I’m anxious to go out and campaign, George, you know, when I campaign I’m usually the first one there and the last one to leave.”
Biden continued, “I’m not trying to avoid it but I’m trying to set an example as to how we should proceed in terms of dealing with this health and economic crisis.”
Biden has been ridiculed for “hiding in his basement” since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, but the 78-year-old candidate dismissed the criticism.
“Everybody says, you know, ‘Biden’s hiding,’ but I tell you something, we’re doing very well. We’re winning, if you look at all the polling data,” said Biden.
“I’m not saying that’s going to last until November, I don’t know, but right now the idea that somehow we are being hurt by my keeping to the rules and following the instructions that are put forward by the docs is absolutely bizarre.”
Donald Trump, for his part, has already set plans in motion to hit the campaign trail again. According to the Washington Examiner, “He travels next on Thursday to Pennsylvania, and aides say he wants to travel at least once a week.”