BREAKING: Trump and Biden Have Phone Call Over Coronavirus
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According to Fox News, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had a phone conversation on Monday to discuss the coronavirus.
A source close to the matter said that the two discussed the response to the coronavirus crisis in America.
The call comes after Biden allegedly offered last week to have a phone conversation with the President about a strategy to combat the COVID-19 crisis.
On Monday however, President Donald Trump poked fun at Biden and mentioned the alleged phone call that Biden wanted to have: “What ever happened to that phone call he told the Fake News he wanted to make to me?”
"Joe Biden wanted the date for the Democrat National Convention moved to a later time period. Now he wants a “Virtual” Convention, one where he doesn’t have to show up. Gee, I wonder why? Also, what ever happened to that phone call he told the Fake News he wanted to make to me?" the President tweeted.
Biden responded to the tweet, suggesting that the two could have a conversation in Milwaukee or at "anytime."
"Mr. President, I hope we can gather in Milwaukee, but that is going to depend on you stepping up and doing what needs to be done to handle this pandemic," Biden tweeted with a link to his website, showing more respect for the President than usual.
He added: "Happy to discuss anytime."
Check out what Fox News reported in relation to the phone call that took place:
A source familiar told Fox News that despite the president expressing interest in having a phone call with the Democratic frontrunner, the Biden campaign did not hear from the White House.
The source told Fox News that the Biden campaign reached out to the White House Monday to set up the call, which took place Monday afternoon.
Last week, when asked whether he would be receptive to a call with the likely Democratic presidential nominee, Trump said: “Oh sure, absolutely. I’d love to speak with him.”
“I always found him to be a nice guy. I don’t know him very well, frankly, but I think he’s probably a nice guy,” Trump said last week. “If he’d like to call, I’d absolutely take his call.”
Biden’s offer of a phone call came after Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway challenged him to stop criticizing the Trump administration’s efforts and instead “call the White House today and offer some support.”
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