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Trump news - Psaki mocks ex-president’s ‘Twitter conspiracies’ as Biden defends Harris on border crisis

Louise Hall
·1-min read
<p>US President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC</p> (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

US President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

White House press secretary Jen Pskai has said that President Joe Biden does “not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories” in an apparent dig at Donald Trump while discussing criticism of the president’s public profile.

The comments came in response to criticism from Texas senator John Cornyn, who questioned whether Mr Biden was “really in charge” while scrutinising his public profile. Ms Psaki insisted that Mr Biden “spends his time working for the American people.”

The president spoke out on Twitter the same day in defence of his vice president Kamala Harris, praising her as the “last voice in the room” who “never fails to speak the truth”.

Mr Biden’s appreciation comes amid ongoing tensions regarding the administrations handling of a crisis at the border, with increasing numbers of unaccompanied migrant children being held at Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, a report has said that Cindy McCain is set to be named as the US ambassador to the United Nations World Food Programme by president Joe Biden under his administration.

Politico reported that two sources with knowledge of the matter said that Ms McCain, the widow of late Arizona senator John McCain, is undergoing vetting to be nominated for the post.

Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has been presented with a new award from the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) days after he went on a profane rant against the GOP’s Senate leader Mitch McConnell.

Mr Trump reportedly lashed out Mr McConnell in a closed-door speech night to donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday using a profanity while assessing Mr McConnell and also branding him a “stone-cold loser”, according to remarks obtained by the Associated Press.