/ 18 October 2023

An unexpected new member for Trump’s Truth Social, Oprah denies presidential rumours, and Jokowi’s son could become Indonesia’s next vice-president…

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

US President Joe Biden’s social media team has pulled the ultimate trolling move by joining Republican rival Donald Trump’s platform Truth Social under the handle @BidenHQ. In their first post, they said, “Converts welcome!” before following only one other user – Trump.

There’s been a bit of back and forth over whether queen of daytime TV, Oprah, planned to disrupt Trump’s 2020 presidential run with one of her own… A new book on Republican Senator Mitt Romney claims she wanted to pair up with him to beat Trump, but Oprah says it wasn’t on the cards.

And in high-stakes politics in another jurisdiction, outgoing Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s son – 36yo Gibran Rakabuming Raka – has been cleared by a court to run for vice president in the 2024 election. Usually you have to be over 40yo to qualify…

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