Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden refused to commit to disclosing information about his health if he is elected.
When asked about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, Biden blasted the president for not being more transparent and vowed to open up about any serious developments or treatments he received.
However, he acknowledged that there might be some scenarios in which he refuses to disclose all of the details regarding these treatments.
“I can understand there could be certain circumstances relating to national security, where every detail would not be made available in the middle of a particular crisis,” Biden told NBC News on Monday during a town hall.
If he were to disclose the details, it would most likely be “after the fact,” he added.
After facing questions about his mental and physical health, Biden agreed to release his medical records last year.
But former President Barack Obama’s doctor accused Biden of withholding the complete records from the public.
“He’s not a healthy guy,” Dr. David Scheiner, who was Obama’s personal physician for 22 years before he became president, said last year after reading the records.
“He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn’t say he’s in outstanding health. Could I guarantee he won’t have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there.”
Biden’s health records did not mention an MRI despite the fact that Biden had two brain aneurysms in 1988, the first of which almost killed him.
And they did not mention any details of checkups to screen for future issues. All the records said was that Biden had “received multiple physical therapy treatments and surgeries, for various sports medicine and orthopedic injuries.”