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Donald Trump and Joe Biden discussed the coronavirus pandemic via a phone call
It’s probably hard to imagine Donald Trump and Joe Biden having a nice chat over the phone. But the two political rivals just did and they spent a quarter of an hour discussing the most pressing concern that the U.S. is currently facing – the coronavirus pandemic.
The chat between the two rivals was confirmed by Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield. During the conversation, the former VP offered suggestions to the administration on how to handle the pandemic.
“Vice President Biden and President Trump had a good call,” Bedingfield said in a statement. “VP Biden shared several suggestions for actions the Administration can take now to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and expressed his appreciation for the spirit of the American people in meeting the challenges facing the nation.”
The conversation was also confirmed by President Donald Trump himself. “I also spoke a few minutes ago with former Vice President Biden,” he told the media, BBC reported.
The POTUS likewise confirmed that it was a warm conversation. “He called and we had a really wonderful warm conversation,” he said. “It was a nice conversation.”
Trump said that they talked about the coronavirus pandemic. “He gave me his point of view and I fully understood that,” he said.
“We just had a very friendly conversation,” the POTUS added. “It lasted probably fifteen minutes. It was really good, it was really nice. I appreciate his calling.”
Unfortunately, both Trump and Biden did not want to share that exactly they talked about. “We agreed we weren't gonna talk about what we said,” the President explained whey reporters asked about the contents of the call.
But Trump revealed that while Biden might have made some suggestions, it does not mean that he agreed to them. “He had suggestions, doesn't mean I agree with those suggestions,” the POTUS said while reiterating that the conversation was “very friendly.”
The conversation was a bit surprising to observers considering that the two have released criticisms against each other. Biden has been complaining in recent weeks that he believed the Trump administration acted too slowly to halt its spread.