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
© Getty Images

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPresidents and 'presidents' Biden to blast Trump's church photo op in Philadelphia speech Rudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio 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. 

ADVERTISEMENT

“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 SandersFive things to watch in Tuesday's primaries Nina Turner responds to Cornel West's remarks about George Floyd COVID-19 pandemic will shrink economy by trillion in next decade: CBO 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.