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Biden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus

Biden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, are arranging a call regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Biden campaign said Wednesday. 

"Our teams will be in touch and we will arrange a call," Kate Bedingfield, Biden's deputy campaign manager, said in a statement to CNN Wednesday evening.

The development followed Trump’s comments that he would “absolutely” take a call from Biden to discuss the response to the outbreak. 

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“Oh absolutely. I’d love to speak to him,” Trump said during a White House coronavirus briefing. 

“I always found him to be a nice guy,” he added.

Bedingfield said earlier in the day that Biden had been offering to call Trump to discuss how to best deal with the pandemic. 

Biden still faces Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Trump's debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (I-Vt.) in the presidential primary, but he has a significant lead over Sanders after several wins since the South Carolina primary at the end of February. 

Both candidates have had to switch to virtual campaign events amid the pandemic, and have placed more of a focus on the public health crisis than on the election.