White House insists Biden not an ‘old friend’ of China’s President Xi Jinping

White House insists Biden not an ‘old friend’ of China’s President Xi Jinping


The White House on Tuesday insisted that President Biden is not an “old friend” of Chinese President Xi Jinping — despite Xi saying so at a virtual summit Monday in what’s being seen as an opening dig to undermine Biden.

Biden has denied in the past that he’s a friend of the Communist leader, despite often warmly recounting their interactions during his vice presidency.

A Bloomberg News reporter asked White House spokesman Andrew Bates during an Air Force One gaggle whether “President Xi was trying to in some way undermine the US” with his use of the term.

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“I’m not going to speak for President Xi,” Bates said. “But like you just mentioned, you’ve heard explicitly from the president himself that he has

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