Buttigieg, a Joe Biden campaign surrogate, said he’s specifically worried about this interference since President Trump has a “track record” of mixing politics in public health.
Biden and running mate Kamala Harris also have expressed concern in the reliability of a vaccine under President Trump.
Buttigieg compared Trump and Biden as presidential contenders by pointing out that the former vice president would never “stuff his supporters into a room without masks in an indoor space” out of respect for voters, as the president has during rallies.
“Think about how low an opinion the Trump campaign must have of Trump supporters… You set a certain tone when you lead people to a certain place.
And if you lead people to danger, you bear some responsibility for that.”