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Biden news: President says women ‘thrive’ in military as female generals held back under Trump promoted

Chantal Da Silva and Justin Vallejo
·1-min read
 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters descended on Trump Tower as Donald Trump returned to his New York residence for the first time since leaving the White House. A giant inflatable Trump caricature and signs saying “Arrest Trump” and “Florida Man Go Home” greeted the ex-president on Monday morning after he returned to the city on Sunday.

Joe Biden, meanwhile, is planning to make a national address, with White House press secretary saying the president would discuss the $1.9trn coronavirus relief bill expected to be signed in the coming weeks. Psaki was less forthcoming, however, on when the president would face questions from the media. Biden is at 48 days and counting since entering office without holding a formal press conference, with Psaki saying the president would face questions before the end of the month.

Speaking at today’s daily press briefing, Psaki addressed Oprah’s interview between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying it “takes courage” to speak about personal struggles.

“Meghan Markle is a private citizen, and so is Harry at this point, for anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage,” Psaki said.

The Supreme Court, meanwhile, has thrown out the last of Trump’s campaign team’s challenges seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a filing issued on Monday, the Supreme Court made clear it will not hear an appeal by the Trump campaign in its case against the Wisconsin Elections Commission.