The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a daily briefing the Biden Administration did not “spend a lot of time” speaking of Mr Trump. The remarks come after Mr Trump’s controversial Twitter account was permanently banned last month following accusations he had incited the violence at the Capitol riots.
A speaker asked Ms Psaki whether she believed the former president’s suspension made her job easier amid ongoing these coronavirus negotiations.
Ms Psakin subsequently asked for clarification, with the speaker responding: “He’d create a lot of noise, right?
“He would have certain gravitational pull with Republicans who may be more inclined to take a harder position.
“Wonder if that’s been anything that you guys have thought about or kind of considered.”
The press secretary then pointed out that the issue at hand had not been concerning the new Administration and that Republicans may be able to answer that question.
She said: “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. I think that’s a question that’s probably more appropriate for Republican members who are looking for ways to support a bipartisan package and whether that gives them space.
“I can’t say we miss him on Twitter.”