Biden and Trump news: Biden to speak with Trudeau in first foreign leader ‘meeting’ as he declares major disaster in Texas

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President Joe Biden has announced he will meet virtually with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, making it his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office.

Earlier the White House announced Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas and has asked federal agencies to identify extra resources to help millions hit by a deep freeze in the state.

Millions of Texans lost heat and power this week as the cold snap caused extended outages and many even lost access to drinking water.

At least 69 deaths across the US have been blamed on the blast of unseasonable weather.

It comes as pro-Trump news network Newsmax, which rose to prominence on the back of its false claims about presidential election fraud, attracted scorn after it turned its ire on Mr Biden’s German Shepherd dog Champ.

“Did you see the dog? I wanted to show you something I noticed. Doesn’t he look a little rough?” host Greg Kelly said, to which a guest responded that Champ was “dirty” and “very unlike a presidential dog”.

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