After G-7, Joe Biden says he’s reestablishing U.S. credibility
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Biden is now set to meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle as part of his overseas trip.

President Joe Biden on Sunday said the United States had restored its presence on the world stage as he used his first overseas trip since taking office to connect with a new generation of leaders from some of the world’s most powerful countries and more closely unite allies on addressing the coronavirus pandemic and China’s trade and labor practices.

As he wrapped three days of what he called “an extraordinarily collaborative and productive meeting” at the Group of Seven summit of wealthy democracies, Biden said there was “genuine enthusiasm” for his engagement.

“America’s back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values,” Biden said at a news conference before leaving Cornwall to pay a visit with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. “I think we’ve made progress in reestablishing American credibility among our closest friends.”

The President, who is on an eight-day, three country trip, left his mark on the G-7 by announcing a commitment to share 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses with the world and pressing allies to do the same. The leaders on Sunday confirmed their intent to donate more than 1 billion doses to low-income countries in the next year.

He also fought for the leaders’ joint statement to include specific language criticizing China’s use of forced labor and other human rights abuses as he worked to cast the rivalry with Beijing as the defining competition for the 21st century. Leaders also embraced his call for a 15% global minimum corporate tax rate.

“We need to be able to deal with China in all of those areas coming from a position of strength and coming from a united position.” U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I think what the President was able to do in these last couple of days was bring countries closer together in dealing with some of the challenges posed by China.”

The other G-7 allies did their part in creating the impression that Biden was part of “the Club” and sought to help reinforce Biden’s “America is back” mantra, including by embracing the his campaign slogan to “Build Back Better” from the pandemic.

“We’re totally on the same page,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said of Biden.

At the summit, Biden met France’s Emmanuel Macron for the first time, and the two acted like old friends.

Macron did not utter Donald Trump’s name but offered an unambiguous shot at the former President. Macron noted his his relief that with Biden, he was now working with an American President “willing to cooperate.”

“What you demonstrate is leadership is partnership,” Macron said of Biden.

Most European allies had been disenchanted with Trump’s grumbling of “global freeloaders” and espousing an “America First” policy, so Biden had the challenge of convincing a skeptical audience that the last U.S. administration was not a harbinger of a more insular country.

At the summit, Biden also met with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

Following the news conference, Biden planned to travel to Windsor Castle for a private audience with the queen — becoming the 13th President to have met with the 95-year-old monarch during her nearly-70 year reign.

The President was then scheduled to fly Brussels for meetings with NATO and European Union leaders before a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Geneva.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


9 comments

  • Zhombre

    June 13, 2021 at 11:10 am

    LOL 😂

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    June 13, 2021 at 11:54 am

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  • Matthew Lusk

    June 13, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Wasn’t it New World Order NATO that bombed Christian Serbia and allowed Albanian Muslims to rape the Country? Was Creep Biden not pushing for a “new world order” when he addressed military cadets? Was it not the creep who supported the overthrow of Ukraine with the help of a NAZI militia? Both Democrats and Republicans need to wake up to the NAZI underpinnings of the NWO in the international banking cartel, media monopolies, the military industrial complex , and pharmaceutical industry.

  • Ed

    June 13, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    No one fears or respects that old man. Putin is going to have a field day with him. I expect lots of video monitors in the room so Joe’s handlers can feed him the answers to Putin.

  • Tom Palmer

    June 13, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    If Biden walked on water, Republicans would complain that he couldn’t swim. same old same old.

    • Zhombre

      June 13, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Come up with something original next time, dweeb.

  • James R. Miles

    June 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Zombie; still showing that he’s dead from the neck up. Keep on puffing!

    • Zhombre

      June 13, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      LOL! Keep making your tiny insignificant little sounds, Miles. It is cicada season, after all, and you fit right in.

      • James R. Miles

        June 19, 2021 at 7:03 am

        You had to have been born one 17 years ago. Zombie, still always dead however, from the neck up!

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