Coronavirus

Actions

Trump and Biden have discussed the coronavirus pandemic over the phone

Trump and Biden have discussed the coronavirus pandemic over the phone
Posted at 5:20 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 18:05:47-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden have spoken over the phone about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Trump confirmed the call during Monday's coronavirus task force briefing, calling it a "wonderful, warm conversation."

"It was a nice conversation," he said. "We talked about this. He gave me his point of view. It was a friendly conversation. It lasted about 15 minutes. It was really good. It was really nice.”

The discussion was the culmination of a dayslong effort by aides to get the two on the phone and came after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway called on the former vice president to “offer some support” to Trump.

In recent weeks, the Democratic presidential front-runner has released suggestions and proposals for responding to the pandemic and has criticized the Trump administration for acting too slowly.

Click here for your one-stop resource guide