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Biden’s message as he lands in Europe: America's back

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10.06.2021

PLYMOUTH, England — In his first remarks as president overseas, Joe Biden attempted to send a message to the rest of the world: America will resume its leadership role, recommit to global alliances and push democracy over the rise of authoritarianism.

“At every point along the way, we are going to make it clear that the United States is back and the democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and issues that matter most to our future,” Biden said.

Biden never mentioned his predecessor’s name in his first remarks on his eight-day trip late Wednesday. But he clearly tried to differentiate himself from Donald Trump’s isolationist approach that angered and shocked U.S. allies over the course of four years.

“We’re committed to leading with strength, defending our values, delivering for our people,” Biden said. “America is better positioned to advance our national security and economic prosperity when we bring together like-minded nations to stand with us.”

In his 20-minute speech to 1,000 service members and their families at Royal Base Mildenhall, Biden was eager to set a tone for his trip as strength in the face of challenges from Russia and China. He said he planned to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin........

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