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Trevor Noah Derides Biden After President Did Not Talk To Saudi Prince

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Things have not been going the way President Joe Biden has wanted them to in his administration, and now there were even rumors that Saudi Arabia refused to take his phone call. A rumor that the White House has denied.

But you know things are tough for President Biden when even those who have despised former President Donald trump sound like they are longing for him.

This week Trevor Noah, the host of the Comedy Central show, “The Daily Show,” said whether the rumors of the denied call are true or not it would have never happened to the former president.

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“You have got to be kidding me,” the host said. “Apparently Saudi Arabia won’t even pick up the phone for the President of the United States.”

He went on to mock the Saudi Arabia and UAE heads of state attempting to avoid the president’s phone call.

Now according to the White House, according to the White House this story is totally untrue. They deny it, which I would too,” he said.

“But either way, man, there is no denying that Saudi Arabia isn’t playing ball with Joe Biden. And you know what, you can say what you want, but this would have never happened to Donald Trump. Never. No one was ever ignoring Donald Trump’s calls,” he argued.

“Yeah, because if you ignored Donald Trump’s calls, you didn’t know how he would respond. Maybe he would send an angry tweet, or maybe he would just like ban your country from everything. You don’t know,” the host said.

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“That is why I bet in these situations, Biden actually wishes he could hire Trump to step in as “President Wildcard” to keep everyone on their toes. Because if Trump was calling, you best believe the UAE (United Arab Emirates) will be racing to pick up the phone,” he said.

“’Mr. Trump, we’re here, we’re here, hello,’” he said, mocking whoever would have answered the phone.

“Too late Ahmed you made me wait two rings, we are bombing the UAE and UFC just in case,” he said, imitating the former president.

At a White House press briefing Press Secretary Jen Psaki denied the report of Saudi Arabia denying the president’s phone call.

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“The Journal is reporting that Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman declined a request to speak with President Biden recently.  Early in his term, the White House said the President would conduct diplomacy with the Saudis through the King rather than through MBS.  Why has that policy changed?” a reporter said.

“That report is inaccurate.  So let me start there.  The President did speak with the Saudi King just a few weeks ago — several weeks ago.  It’s all running together at this point in time.  There were no rebuffed calls — period,” the press secretary said.

“But when he spoke with King Salman on February 9th, they talked about — and the readout made this clear — a range of issues and global issues that we can continue to work together on, including deterring Iranian-enabled attacks against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia, supporting the U.N.-backed efforts to end the war in Yemen, ensuring the stability of global energy supplies.

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“And the President’s focus is really on our relationship moving forward: where we can work together, how we can work together on economic and national security here at home.  And he looks forward to that continuing,” she said.

“But does it remain the policy that he will only be conducting diplomacy through the King?” the reporter said.

“Well, he is his appropriate counterpart,” she said.  “But, again, there are different leaders who attend different global events from a range of countries including Saudi Arabia.  So if the Crown Prince had been at, you know, any of the global events that the President recently attended, I’m sure he would have engaged with him, but he was not.”

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