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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:28 PM

Biden and Trump speak by phone about coronavirus response

Source: CNN

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday about the response to the coronavirus pandemic, two sources familiar with the call and a White House official tell CNN.

The phone call is a rare moment of direct communication between the two political rivals. Trump has harshly criticized Biden for months, and his efforts to pressure Ukraine into opening an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, was the catalyst for launching impeachment proceedings against the President.

Biden has criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the administration was too slow to address the crisis. He has also said that Trump should stop talking and listen to experts.

"Vice President Biden and President Trump had a good call. 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," Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/06/politics/biden-trump-call/index.html

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Reply Biden and Trump speak by phone about coronavirus response (Original post)
Polybius Apr 6 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 6 #1
Polybius Apr 6 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 6 #4
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Kali Apr 6 #18
woodsprite Apr 7 #26
CottonBear Apr 6 #2
ancianita Apr 6 #14
Bev54 Apr 6 #5
Polybius Apr 6 #9
Bev54 Apr 6 #10
Polybius Apr 6 #12
Bev54 Apr 6 #13
Polybius Apr 6 #15
ancianita Apr 6 #6
emmaverybo Apr 6 #7
TlalocW Apr 6 #8
keithbvadu2 Apr 6 #11
ancianita Apr 6 #17
PlanetBev Apr 6 #16
C Moon Apr 7 #19
old guy Apr 7 #20
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #21
Gingermolly Apr 7 #22
dhill926 Apr 7 #24
Hotler Apr 7 #23
captain jack Apr 7 #25
doc03 Apr 7 #27

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:30 PM

1. What a weird conversation that must have been.

I don't know how anyone can have a rational conversation with Trump.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:33 PM

3. Biden is a gentleman

I'm sure he was a lot more respectful than I would have been.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:34 PM

4. But Trump is not.

It would be like having a conversation with a yeti.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:10 PM

18. !

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:56 PM

26. No, but how many times when confronting a loudmouth bully, does the bully back down.

That is, until they're alone again and have the spotlight. I'm sure Biden was the grown-up on the call.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:32 PM

2. This is unprecedented. I think it's good news. N/T

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:49 PM

14. I think it's smart coping behavior; imo, there's no good news about BD's behavior.

Both sides are making nice right now. But that shouldn't be construed as both sides having equal human decency. One side fakes it.

Every single thing about this killer pandemic is unprecedented, so whatever our side's leaders do, within the context of this pandemic -- from governors who "go along to get along" to candidates who make nice calls -- I'd only consider prudence, and due diligence, in dealing with an otherwise life threatening dicktater.

Just my opinion.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:35 PM

5. Trump can't remember though

First he says he spoke to him, then later asks when Joe is going to call him to have the conversation.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:43 PM

9. At his press conference today, Trump spoke about the Biden call

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Response to Polybius (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:44 PM

10. Yes and in the same conference

asked when Biden was going to call him

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:46 PM

12. Do you have a link to that?

I saw nearly all of the press conference except and do not remember that.

Edit: The one you heard was before the press conference. Trump started by saying the phone call was a few minutes ago.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:48 PM

13. No saw it on CNN

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:51 PM

15. I edited my reply

Since Trump started the press conference by saying he spoke with Biden a few minutes ago, you may have heard Trump speak before the call.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:38 PM

6. Trump likely believes he's got the Democratic Party by the short hairs because

our governors and front runner are being so polite. Talk about arrogant vanity.

As Democratic leaders have told Americans, they're doing what they've got to do to deal with the mishandling of this pandemic, and nothing else.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:41 PM

7. Joe is a true statesperson.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:41 PM

8. I hope Biden gave out good information but

In terms of things Trump shouldn't do.

Trump refuses to take advice otherwise he can't pretend to be an expert.

TlalocW

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:44 PM

11. Trump will find a way to blame/ridicule Biden's attempt to help.

Trump will find a way to blame/ridicule Biden's attempt to help.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:54 PM

17. Oh, yes. He'll even make up lies during his campaign about what Biden said.

He sees every communication with Democrats as ammunition gathering.

During and after the conventions he'll even publicly mock their human decency as a lie, a joke, another fake given fake news coverage.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:52 PM

16. Don't hold your breath

This is just a glitch in the machine. Trumpís default is slander, viciousness and lies. Heíll be back to his old self tomorrow.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:44 AM

19. Hmmm.

Trump and the GOP can't be trusted AT ALL!
They are up to something with this phone call.

Don't visit in person VP Biden. Keep safe.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:03 AM

20. Can't really see a plus for Biden.

The people who hate Joe still hate him and the people like him still like him. If Joe made the call it makes him subservient. Just my take.

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Response to old guy (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:49 AM

21. I See One Come Debate Time

If things get better, and what Joe said got implemented he can refute the "I alone saved us" nonsense.
If they ignore the advice and 100k people die, there is the "I offered help, but you ignored me." leverage.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:29 AM

22. Hope someone on the Biden side recorded it.

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Response to Gingermolly (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:09 AM

24. my thought as well...

you know the orange asshole will try to spin it somehow...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:35 AM

23. Why Joe, why? Or maybe......

tRump is talking to Joe about a giving him a pass like Bush/Cheney got.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:38 PM

25. Enemies closer. n/t

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:05 PM

27. I think that was a big mistake you know Trump is

going to use this to attack Biden in some way.

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