The vice president mentioned his boss just once in a eulogy for the former senator from Indiana that exemplified his uneasy role in reassuring traditional Republicans while not distancing himself from the president.
The president’s confidence comes amid disagreement inside the White House over his strident nationalism and firm belief in tariffs as economic weapons.
The senator from New Jersey insisted his comments were not meant as criticism of Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren, who has called for stricter regulations to help unravel some tech giants.
The administration reaffirmed its plan to raise tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods Friday.
In a pair of tweets, the president accused China of trying to “renegotiate” terms of a trade deal.
“He really gets the word out,” President Trump says of the Fox Business Network anchor.
In a morning tweet, the president sought to blame the media for an episode detailed in the special counsel’s report.
The rising Democratic presidential candidate faces early challenges with some black voters in the key primary state.
The president’s comments came as White House indicated it would broadly defy requests for information from the House, moving the two branches of government closer to a constitutional collision.
Giuliani says Trump’s legal team plans to send a letter to Mueller that will rebuff an offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.