Driving the news: Biden hinted at his openness in an interview on MSNBC, saying “yes” when asked whether he’d consider visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin, the scene of violent protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

“Yes I would consider it,” Biden said. “What I don’t want to do is become part of the problem. If I were president, I would be going.”

It was a shift in tone from an interview last week with ABC in which Biden seemed more circumspect and insisted that he could win in November by staying home.

“We’re going to follow the science, what the scientists tell us,” Biden had said. When Trump travels, Biden said, “People die, people get together, they don’t wear masks, they end up getting COVID, they end up dying.”