White House spokeswoman Jen PsakiJen PsakiOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table US, Iran return to same negotiating table Federal workers who don't meet vaccine mandate won't face discipline until January MORE said Monday that President Biden and his administration don’t spend a lot of time thinking about former President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE and they don’t “miss” him on Twitter.
Speaking at the press briefing, Psaki was asked if Trump’s absence from the social media platforms made Biden’s life easier because the former president is not able to rile up GOP lawmakers to oppose the new administration’s initiatives, such as a COVID-19 relief package that is in limbo.
“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. “That’s a question that is probably more appropriate for Republican members who are looking for ways to support a bipartisan package, and whether that gives them space. But I can’t say we miss him on Twitter.”
Biden will meet with Republican senators pushing a scaled-back coronavirus relief package Monday afternoon, as the administration considers whether it should try and push through its much larger package without GOP support.
Trump has been conspicuously quiet amid Biden’s first big policy fight in Washington.
Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts after he spoke to a crowd of supporters the day a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol building to try and stop the Electoral College vote count.