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Former President Joe Biden’s chief spokesman has landed a top communications job in the US Trade Representative’s office.
Kamau Marshall, who was Biden’s director of strategic communications in the 2020 election, is now USTR’s assistant assistant for media and public affairs, according to the trade organisation’s website.
Marshall also conducted press contacts for Biden’s inaugural address. The USTR is led by Ambassador Katherine Tai.
Marshall’s addition to the USTR leadership team comes as the United States is in the midst of an ongoing trade war with China.
Biden has not yet announced whether he plans to lift tariffs on Chinese exports that then-President Donald Trump has imposed on the country’s goods. On Thursday, Biden warned American companies of worsening business conditions in Hong Kong.
Marshall has extensive political and communications experience beyond his time at Biden.
During former President Barack Obama’s tenure, he was a speechwriter and communications advisor for the Department of Agriculture. He also served on the Democratic campaign committee, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, and the late Democratic Reps. John Lewis and Elijah Cummings.
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