America IS Back..…
The Trump era is gone…..
An American President known to foreign leaders IS ‘in the house’….
This brings smiles ALL around…..
The 28th head of state and government in the European Council video summit on Thursday was sitting with a funny star-spangled red, white and blue flag behind him.
U.S. President Joe Biden joined the EU leaders’ meeting at the invitation of Council President Charles Michel and, at least from the screenshots that were made public, there were a whole lot of real smiles around the virtual conference table.
The happy images were a far cry — more like a far giggle — from the days when European leaders found themselves glaring across meeting rooms at former U.S. President Donald Trump, and bracing for some unpredictable outburst or tirade from him at events like the G7, G20 or NATO summits.
Trump, who once said the EU was created to take advantage of the U.S., was never invited to join EU leaders at one of their own gatherings. For Biden, however, they rolled out the virtual red carpet.
“For the first time in 11 years we welcomed the president of the United States,” Michel said at a news conference after the summit, referencing ex-U.S. leader Barack Obama. “It was the opportunity for the president of the United States to express his vision about the future cooperation between the EU and the United States, and it was also the opportunity for us the European Union to express our very strong commitment for this fundamental transatlantic alliance.”
One EU diplomat said Michel sang Biden’s praises as he introduced him on the videoconference. Biden, in turn, “was very colloquial, very empathetic, saying ‘we are in this together,’” the diplomat said. “He made a point to acknowledge ‘Angela’ several times, saying, ‘we are the veterans here,’” a reference to German Chancellor Angela Merkel…
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