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White House praises Harry and Meghan’s ‘courage’ for speaking out about their mental health struggle

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised the ‘courage’ of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their primetime sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.  

‘For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage and that’s certainly something the president believes,’ Psaki replied when asked if President Joe Biden had any reaction to the interview. 

Psaki also pointed out that both Meghan and Harry are private citizens. 

‘We aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles,’ the press secretary said. 

‘And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue,’ she added. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Harry and Meghan's blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey and Monday's press briefing

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Harry and Meghan's blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey and Monday's press briefing

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Harry and Meghan’s blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey and Monday’s press briefing 

Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (right) in their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey that aired in the United States Sunday night

Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (right) in their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey that aired in the United States Sunday night

Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (right) in their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey that aired in the United States Sunday night 

Both the president and first lady have known Prince Harry for years, especially through his Invictus Games for wounded warriors. 

Psaki didn’t get into detail but said that Biden has ‘talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas that they are committed in.’ 

Psaki was specifically asked about the racism that the royal couple talked about experiencing, though she chose to speak about Meghan and Harry opening up about mental health struggles instead. 

The response was far friendlier than President Donald Trump’s assessment of Markle. 

Trump had been asked by DailyMail.com about their unprecedented decision to weigh into the U.S. election, interpreted by many as an endorsement of his rival, Biden.  

‘I’m not a fan of hers,’ he said of Markle. 

‘I would say this – and she has probably has heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it,’ Trump said. 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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