“Well, we’re going to have to do a convention, may have to do a virtual convention,” Biden told ABC’s “This Week” days after the Democratic Party postponed the event until mid-August. “I think we should be thinking about that right now. The idea of holding the convention is going to be necessary, but we may not be able to put 10, 20, 30,000 people in one place. That’s very possible. Again, let’s see where it is.”
“In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention,” Joe Solmonese, CEO of the DNCC, said in a statement. “During this critical time, when the scope and scale of the pandemic and its impact remain unknown, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of health care professionals and emergency responders.”
“The word is full speed ahead,” a Republican National Committee official told NBC News. “We’re anticipating that by the end of August everything will be absolutely fine. So we’ll be ready to rock and roll. And so there are no contingency plans.”
‘I think it’s important to follow the science, listen to the experts, do what they tell you,” Biden said, adding he will don a mask when in public. “[Trump] may not like how he looks in a mask but the truth of the matter is, that follow the science. That’s what they’re telling us.”
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