Appearing on The Today Show, Biden said this when asked about commercial air travel and Mexico: “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now … (If) you’re in a confined aircraft, when one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft.” He also warned against subways.
Just as The Oval and others started re-thinking travel plans to anywhere, Biden spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander e-mailed an update, noting that the specific question dealt what he would tell a family member making an air trip to Mexico this week.
Said Alexander: “The advice he is giving family members is the same advice the administration is giving to all Americans: That they should avoid unnecessary air travel to and from Mexico. If they are sick, they should avoid airplanes and other confined public spaces, such as subways.”
I see these “revise and extend” stories most every time they let Biden out in front of the cameras.