The Democratic candidate for the White House and former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, has tested negative for the coronavirus to which he has been subjected after it became known that his electoral opponent, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife , First Lady Melania Trump, had been infected.
“I am happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID,” the former vice president wrote on his Twitter. “Thank you all for your messages of concern,” he added.
Thus, the Democratic candidate for the White House has trusted that what happened with the Trump contagion “serves as a reminder: wear a mask, maintain social distance and wash your hands.”
Biden, 77, participated last Tuesday with Trump in the first presidential debate ahead of the November elections. Both candidates kept a considerable distance from each other throughout the meeting, greater than the two meters of separation recommended by the health authorities.
During the debate, Trump spoiled his opponent by the constant use of the mask in public events, a protection that the US president has only used sporadically.
The democrat has also joined the messages of solidarity with the president and wished him a “speedy recovery.” “We will continue to pray for the health and well-being of the president and his family,” he tweeted.
On the other hand, the Biden campaign has confirmed that the Democratic candidate will maintain his agenda and will travel to Michigan this Friday, where he will present points from his program. His running mate, Kamala Harris, who was not in the debate with Trump, traveled to Las Vegas during the day.
From the Republican ranks, a call had emerged for Biden to suspend the campaign due to the contagion of Trump, although the Democratic congressman Tim Ryan, has said that it is a hypocritical request, as reported by the television network NBC.
Thus, he recalled that both Trump and several members of the Republican Party had mocked Biden’s calls in favor of social distancing and the use of a mask because of the risk posed by the coronavirus.
“He tempted the gods. He laughed at Biden,” Ryan said of the president. “I do not think anyone is gloating about it (the contagion). We pray for him and his wife, but he must assume responsibilities. He put himself in a series of risky circumstances. He was reckless,” he added.
The Democratic candidate has put the president’s management of the pandemic at the center of his campaign and has denounced on numerous occasions that Trump’s statements minimizing the importance of the virus and even denying the risks has worsened the situation in the country.