The wife of a New Jersey police officer who died from coronavirus said Joe Biden called her late last night and expressed empathy for her loss.
“He called me, and he told me about his tragedies in his life, which I had already known about, and basically that no words that he could say would make a difference. He understood that. It was honestly just like talking to a friend,” Alice Roberts said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.”
Roberts and the Democratic presidential nominee spoke for about 20 minutes around 11:30 p.m. ET, she said.
“He’s a kind, caring guy, and that to me is a huge piece of what we need right now in the White House,” she said.
She said that she wouldn’t want to hear from President Trump even if he called her.
“He’s spoken in his actions and, you know, as they say, actions speak louder than words,” she said.
“I don't feel that Trump has lost anything … We've lost an incredible amount and I think we just stand to lose so much more in the next four years if he is reelected,” she said during the interview.
Her husband, Charles Roberts, died of Covid-19 at 45 years old, leaving behind three children. Roberts said that she hopes the loss of her husband “can have some meaning and greater purpose.”
“This world has lost a really excellent police officer. … I’ve lost a partner, I've lost a cook, I've lost the guy who made me laugh all the time,” Roberts said.
“I just hope that his death can bring about some positive change in this country. And I want people to know we are a real family and we are really grieving, and this isn't fake news and it's not exaggerated,” she said.