The decision to pull Biden and other speakers from Milwaukee, where Democrats had once planned to hold a multiday nominating convention in person, ensures the event from August 17-20 will be nearly entirely virtual.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will not travel to Wisconsin to accept the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination during the party's national convention this month because of coronavirus concerns, party officials said on Wednesday. "We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts and we continued making adjustments in order to protect lives", Perez said in a statement.
The convention is scheduled to take place at the Wisconsin Center Aug. 17 through Aug. 20. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. Neither will travel to Milwaukee, the source said. It's easy, and I think it's a handsome setting and we are thinking about that.
Trump said the White House lawn was a "beautiful setting" and was the "easiest alternative".
"I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I'm very, very disappointed in this, professionally and personally, because I think we all have had so much pride in having Milwaukee chosen to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention", Barrett said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump told Fox & Friends about potentially delivering his acceptance speech from the White House.
The Republican convention was initially set for Charlotte, North Carolina, but party leaders downscaled the event because of concerns about coronavirus.
That includes Biden and his eventual running mate.
Trump was far more reluctant than Biden to alter his convention plans, as he sought to downplay the pandemic's significance and push the country to return to normal operations.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the DNC will be mostly virtual and Biden will accept the Democratic nomination from his home in Delaware.
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said on "Hannity" Tuesday that one of the reasons he plans on voting for President Trump in November is "the Democratic Party honestly believes that every Black man has to vote for them, [and that] they own us".