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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 TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing 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 SandersNewsmax host: Jury decided to 'sacrifice' Chauvin to the mob Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term 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.