© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about coronavirus pandemic at event in Wilmington
By Trevor Hunnicutt and Sharon Bernstein
(Reuters) – Aides to Joe Biden, the likely Democratic nominee to run against President Donald Trump, will arrange a call for the rivals to discuss the country’s response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the campaign for the former vice president said on Wednesday.
Biden has been critical of Trump’s response to the coronavirus, saying he had been too slow to marshal federal resources to get equipment and funds to governors responding to the highly contagious respiratory disease.
“Our teams will be in touch and we will arrange a call,” Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, said in a statement.
The original overture by Biden to talk with Trump was first reported by Fox News.
During his daily press briefing on the virus, Trump…