Coronavirus: Trump says call with Joe Biden was 'wonderful' but gives no indication of agreement

Donald Trump said he spoke to Joe Biden, his likely general election foe, about the federal coronavirus response as he touted a new deal with a private-sector firm to make 55.5m protective face masks a month on a day when US stock markets rebounded from a virus-triggered drop.

The president called their 15-minute conversation "warm" and "wonderful," saying the likely future foes "talked about pretty much this," meaning the Covid-19 outbreak.

"He gave me his point of view, and I understood that," Mr Trump said during his nightly virus press conference. "And it was really good. Really nice. I appreciate his calling."

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