White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden and the White House “don’t spend much time” talking or thinking about former President Donald Trump.
During the White House Press Briefing on Monday, Psaki was asked whether Trump’s silence since being banned from most social media platforms has made Biden’s job easier as well as making Covid relief negotiations easier with certain Republican members of Congress.
“This may be hard to believe. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here – former President Trump, to be very clear,” Psaki said in response.
Psaki said she thought it would be more appropriate to ask Republican members of Congress whether Trump’s absence from publicly weighing in on what’s going on in Washington “gives them space.”
“I can’t say we miss him on Twitter,” she added.
Psaki wouldn’t say whether Biden supported the continued ban on Trump’s social media accounts.
“I think that’s a decision made by Twitter. We’ve certainly spoken to, and he’s spoken to the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech, but we don’t have more for you on it than that,” Psaki said.