Donald Trump’s foreign policy plan has been quite unlike any other that preceded his Presidential term. The President has been accused of kowtowing to strongmen in Saudi Arabia and North Korea, while damaging long-held relationships with countries like France, Australia an Canada.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has significant foreign policy experience earned during his 8 year term as Vice President. This week, Biden announced his foreign policy plan that he hopes will undo some of Trump’s “damage.”
Biden revealed his plan on Thursday night during a speech at the City University of New York. He told the crowd, “The threat that I believe President Trump poses to our national security and where we are as a country is extreme, and I don’t think we can afford to ignore it. His erratic policies and failure to uphold basic democratic principles have muddled our reputation and our place in the world.”
The former Vice President continued his onslaught by saying, “Donald Trump’s brand of ‘America first’ has too often led to ‘America alone.” He then hit Trump again, “We are the United States of America and we do not coddle dictators.”
While Biden was delivering his speech, his press team released a 7 page memo detailing his plan. Among his initiatives are rejoing the Paris Climate Accord and reworking the Iran deal.
This can be seen as a smart pivot for Biden who has been stumbling since his debate exchange with Kamala Harris. The former Vice President will be taking part in the next Democratic debate later this summer.
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