United States president Donald Trump reportedly called up former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez to get his thoughts on the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought America and nearly the entire world to a halt, according to ABC.

An ABC source says the call between Trump and A-Rod was "pleasant," but there was no discussion of the former New York Yankee slugger or his fiancé, popular musician Jennifer Lopez, joining the effort to slow down and stop the coronavirus south of the border.

Trump call the report "Fake News," late Friday night.

New York City and the United States have been getting hit by the virus especially hard over the past few days. The United States have the most confirmed cases in the world with nearly 103,000, including over 1,590 deaths. As of Friday night, New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States, had 45,934 confirmed cases and 519 deaths.

Trump said last week that he wants the country "opened up" and back to normal by the Easter holiday in two weeks.

Rodriguez, 44, played 22 seasons in the Majors, including 12 with the Yankees, winning his lone World Series title in 2009.