CORONA Report: Biden's Team Working Out Details For Coronavirus Call With Trump

The Hammer

Veteran Member
Joe Biden’s team working out details for a coronavirus call with Trump

Staffers for Joe Biden are working to arrange a call between the former vice president and President Trump over the coronavirus crisis, according to reports.

Biden told reporters of the effort to connect over the phone with Trump late Thursday during a virtual fundraiser, Axios reports.

“Yesterday, the Trump administration suggested I should call the president to offer my help,” Biden said with a laugh. “Well, I’m happy to hear he’ll take my call; my team’s working with him with set it up.”

No timeframe for the call was offered, according to the report.

Trump, meanwhile, said during a White House press briefing Wednesday that he’d “love” to talk to Biden about the growing coronavirus outbreak.

"I always found him to be a nice guy,” Trump told reporters. “I don’t know him very well, frankly, but I think he’s probably a nice guy … If he’d like to call, I would absolutely take his call.”

Trump also referred to Biden as “Sleepy Joe” during the briefing. Earlier Wednesday, Biden’s campaign offered to connect with Trump after presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway asked why Biden doesn’t “call the White House” to offer his support.

 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
I've written on this "uh-huh" call ending with "we'll take this under advisement."

It would be nice (and meaningful) if Trump could have the conversation "transcripted" and then release it for general consumption.

As the Democrats didn't expect him to do with the Ukraine narrative. As they won't expect him to do now. And who might decide to get cold hooves er feet if the possibility is suggested.

I expect it would seriously throw a wrench in the machinery of political "one-upsmanship" if the Democratic side suddenly gets put, or even threatened with that sort of spotlight.

Dobbin
 

Illini Warrior

Veteran Member
Prez Trump would have a PRIVATE conversation with the guy >>> but nobody but nobody is stupid enough to walk into a pure 100% political set-up on a live broadcast - a scripted one-way debate over a telephone favors the demented half whit every time ...
 

Faroe

Has No Life - Lives on TB
He is the former Vice President. He doesn't need a "Team" to arrange a call.
Just pick up the damn phone, Biden.
 

The Hammer

Veteran Member
I envision a lot of dead air, followed by Biden mumbling "Hello, hello...can you hear me now...hello? Maybe I should go out on the deck, reception is better..."

Followed by Trump saying that if it's all the same to Joe, he's got some very important work to do and will check back later.
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
I've written on this "uh-huh" call ending with "we'll take this under advisement."

It would be nice (and meaningful) if Trump could have the conversation "transcripted" and then release it for general consumption.

As the Democrats didn't expect him to do with the Ukraine narrative. As they won't expect him to do now. And who might decide to get cold hooves er feet if the possibility is suggested.

I expect it would seriously throw a wrench in the machinery of political "one-upsmanship" if the Democratic side suddenly gets put, or even threatened with that sort of spotlight.

Dobbin
Watch, "someone's" going to produce a "transcript". Heck, I'm guessing that there will be a race to publish one....there's too much to gain or loose if spun the right way.
 

jazzy

Advocate Discernment
i think when biden calls trumps line sohuld have a busy signal. it might take biden a while to figure it out but it will keep hiom busy and out of trouble for a while , huh?
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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Initially, Joe was just talkin' $#it.

Trump called him on it, now Joe realizes that he screwed the pooch...in a large way.
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
The rules include Biden can record the call but Trump can't. Then with careful editing, Biden might come across as more than a half-wit.

Probably need to do a couple run-throughs, figuring out how to feed Joe his lines on the fly.
 

Bolt

Proud Deplorable
Ya'll all know it will start with "So here's the deal. When I did this for Obama, we had great success... blah, blah, Ponies sometimes eat bananas in their cereal. When I did this for Obama... the medical experts would come to me and say 'Joe, you're the guy who can fix this' because I did it when Obama and I were a team..." Meanwhile, he'd still be on hold.
 
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