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Biden promises relentless diplomacy to skeptical allies

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These current national governments around the globe who have managed the pandemic are perhaps the worst group of governments the world has ever seen.

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“We are not seeking a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocs.”

Re divided into blocs, that's a little late when China's'Belt and Road' and the Russian Federation's Eurasian Economic Union and alliances like Quad have already been established.

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Any agreement make with US are not binding, when the next US president can rip agreement apart.

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It’s a sad state when Biden is having to now actually “prove” that he is no different than Donald Trump to the world.

the UN refugee agency wants to know why he is doing mass expulsions of Haitians. Why Returning people to Haiti who came from Columbia?

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Biden limited his time at the United Nations due to coronavirus concerns.

There is a sensible President and then there are idiots like Bolsanaro, extreme opposites.

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It’s a sad state when Biden is having to now actually “prove” that he is no different than Donald Trump to the world.

It sure is, that's two democratic presidents in a row who have had to go apologize for the rampages of their predecessors.

It must be embarrassing for your people.

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Re divided into blocs, that's a little late when China's'Belt and Road' and the Russian Federation's Eurasian Economic Union and alliances like Quad have already been established.

What a meaningless comparison.

China's Belt and Road is not an alliance.. ( please do some homework before you write a comment to counter others and please read the article) . BR... is a 21st century colonialization. Or encroachment by cheating..... Wolf tactics by China.

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It’s a sad state when Biden is having to now actually “prove” that he is no different than Donald Trump to the world.

The world knows well President Biden is different from the former guy.

the UN refugee agency wants to know why he is doing mass expulsions of Haitians. Why Returning people to Haiti who came from Columbia?

The UN Refugee agency is concerned with all refugees, not people belonging to just one country. They are worried that the right wing in America is hindering efforts to settle Afghan refugees, people who would be killed if they were sent back….

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PTownsendToday  07:08 am JST

> Re divided into blocs, that's a little late when China's'Belt and Road' and the Russian Federation's Eurasian Economic Union and alliances like Quad have already been established.

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Biden wasn't so concerned. Asked by a reporter as he arrived at the U.N. on Tuesday how he planned to repair relations with the French, Biden responded with two words: “They're great.”

The French, The French! of all countries, just removed their ambassador from the United States. So for biden things are great. This guy lies constantly on every topic from the “extremely successful” retreat from Afghanistan where he left the Taliban in charge of security and nearly 200 people were killed and more US soldiers killed in the war than in the previous 18 months to the “closed border” that is seeing record numbers of unauthorized and unvaccinated border crossings. The president is a threat to the world especially with his kid gloves treatment of the ChiComs. To think we have 40 more months of this disaster in the White House.

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That’s not what the world leaders thought, whatever the left tries to say about Trump. They knew he meant business by putting America first and made sure the world knew they were last.

Are the people saying this the same non-partisan historians who claimed Bush 2's presidency was a success that you've referred to in the past? Maybe you could refer us to where you are getting the above information, for as someone who has lived out and about outside the American media bubble, I have never once seen any foreign leader speak of Trump with respect, other than his folk like Kim and Putin of course.

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War and weapons of war should go the way of extinction and I think the vast majority of people would agree.

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It is good we have a leader elected by a majority of Americans, representing American values, speaking for America.

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That’s not what the world leaders thought, whatever the left tries to say about Trump. They knew he meant business by putting America first and made sure the world knew they were last.

Biden speech was sane and sensibility compared to Trump's. Trump was nearly incoherent in his scatter brained speech. It was an exercise in disinformation and boastful making his usual statements that were easily fact checked as wrong. It was a shallow address ridiculed by many UN members. The UN listened to Biden, and he most likely alleviated a lot of world leaders' fears toward a purely nationalistic America. Because of Trump, it'll take time to correct the diplomatic ties and the trust comes slowly. One can destroy trust quickly, as Trump's administration was expert at, so Biden does have to remake diplomatic ties and it won't go smoothly, but at least he acknowledges diplomacy and respect for others, of which Trump did not.

-Biden talked of diplomacy. Trump was obviously America first and kept bragging of himself. It was a display of usual boorish behavior that was embarrassing to the USA. Other nations were confused as to be laughing at Trump for being ridiculous or scared how his stupid policies would affect them and the world when there was no trust of the USA due to him being president.

-Biden talked of how the world needs to take climate control seriously, donate money for the lesser developed countries and inclusion in the Kyoto Protocol, again. Trump talked of how polluted China is, a bizarre attack on climate problems bottled up in a false package.

-Biden talked of the importance of acknowledging the strength of and fighting the virus and why it is important for all the world to work together and beat it. Trump said it was the 'china virus', after the unmitigated disaster within the US he most certainly helped create, with the high rate of infection and morbidity in America. Trump refused COVAX, the consortium working to help all countries in the world to share information and vaccines throughout the world.

-Biden talked to the world as the USA being part of that world, willing to work with and help nations of the world. He acknowledged all leaders and the reasoning as to why the UN has great importance to the USA and the world. Trump selectively talked of UN negatives and did not list positives. He bragged, falsely, how the US economy he built would revitalize NATO. He bragged of the US always fighting human rights violations as he cozied up to Xi and Putin. Such hypocrisy was never more obvious from Trump. In essence, Trump talked of the USA as the world itself, and all else less important, and make no mistake, the USA is not the center of the earth. Many Americans want to believe that, but it's a juvenile and truly ignorant small minded following.

-Biden reversed Trump's one country, America is the only one and the greatest for diplomacy and understanding that America is part of the world, and must work with others, not ridicule them. Trump talked of 'globalists' threat to popular sovereignty, a narrative not based on critical thinking only he and his lemming alternative facts base could possibly believe.

Trump was a disaster for any setting, but the UN, a body of world leaders, watched him be trumpbaby, sarcastically responded with derisive laughs and Biden's speech was received well with great content, in comparison. America took 5 steps back when Trump talked at the UN, as Biden talked to slowly take those steps back.

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That’s not what the world leaders thought, whatever the left tries to say about Trump. They knew he meant business by putting America first and made sure the world knew they were last.

They clearly showed this is what they thought of him, when they openly laughed at him in the United Nations, right?

Here it is in case you forgot what it looks like when the world is laughing at (not with) your leader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4y8OJxlK8

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Biden gives new meaning to a wolf in sheeps clothing.

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Biden promises relentless diplomacy to skeptical allies

I am sceptical and I am not an ally.

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How nice it is to have a President who can go to the UN an give a speech without being laughed at and/or openly mocked.

The look on Trump's face when the generally assembly started audibly laughing at his (admittedly laughable) assertions was priceless.

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