“Let me be clear: I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump,” Biden said. “At this moment, the American people can’t either.”
Biden, who leads Trump in national opinion polls, has warned against trying to rush out an unfinished vaccine ahead of election.
The former vice president argued that as a vaccine is in the works it should only be approved by adhering to rigorous safety standards.
“Scientific breakthroughs don’t care about calendars any more than the virus does. They certainly don’t adhere to election cycles. And their timing, their approval and distribution, should never, ever be distorted by political considerations,” Biden said.