President Donald Trump said the Democratic ticket, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, should 'immediately apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric' they've deployed during his North Portico press conference on Monday.
'They're political lies. They'll say anything and it's so dangerous for our country what they say,' Trump went on. 'But the vaccine will be very safe and very effective and it will be delivered very soon.'
At practically the same time on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Biden told reporters he would take a coronavirus vaccine 'tomorrow' even if it cost him the presidential race. Biden's comments came after Harris said she wouldn't trust Trump's word on vaccine safety.
President Donald Trump demanded that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris apologize for their 'reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric,' during a Monday news conference on the White House's North Portico
Trump lashed out at Biden and Harris a number of times during the press conference, which was held at an unusual location: the White House's North Portico, which is essentially the executive mansion's front porch
At the same time, Democratic nominee Joe Biden was telling reporters that he'd take a coronavirus vaccine 'tomorrow' even if it cost him the election, though also hit Trump for 'undermining public confidence' on healthcare issues
Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, photographed during her trip Monday to Wisconsin, said in an interview with CNN that she wouldn't trust Trump to be honest about a vaccine's safety in the run-up to the presidential election
'If I could get a vaccine tomorrow I'd do it, if it would cost me the election I'd do it,' Biden responded when asked if he'd be comfortable taking a vaccine in the lead-up to the November 3 election.
'One of the problems is the way he's playing with politics,' Biden said of Trump. 'He's said so many things that aren't true. And I'm worried that if we do have a really good vaccine people are going to be reluctant to take it.'
Biden added that Trump was 'undermining public confidence.'
In front of the White House's front door, Trump began to make what was likely the same point about Biden and Harris.
'And what's happening is all of the sudden you'll have this incredible vaccine and because of that fake rhetoric, it's political rhetoric, just for politics,' Trump said, not fully finishing the thought.
Later in the presser, Trump said Biden and Harris were 'going to make the vaccine into the negative.'
The president also said he was hopeful that it would come out before a 'special date,' a clear nod to election day.
Harris had earlier said