He is NOT Donald Trump….
They are happy….
Things maybe be bumpy…
But America IS Back ….
But the foreign leaders know ole’ Joe and at least he respects them, Something President Trump had no use for….
Those countries Trump played to?
The autocratic ones?
They have lost their connection….
But senior officials from nine U.S. allies, in interviews and public statements in recent weeks, offered a more nuanced, if still somewhat cautious, view of the administration’s foreign policy performance.
“It is undeniable that America is back,” Latvian President Egils Levits said in an interview, although “sometimes it’s stronger back, sometimes not so strong.”….
…To many, he is reassuringly familiar. While the administration’s China policy, with a host of new and sometimes selective alliances in the Indo-Pacific, can be unsettling, “President Biden is a more cautious person,” said South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong in a recent interview. “If you look at the records of his past statements regarding the Korean Peninsula, he’s been a very reasonable guy as to how we can resolve the Korea issue peacefully.”
Being seen as the anti-Trump can lead to unrealistic expectations, a senior administration official said. “The bar on President Biden is so much higher because of his predecessor,” said the official. “Any form of looking out for American national security” risks being seen as a repetition of “America first.”…
America, she [Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen ] said, was moving “to once again take on the role of world leadership, a role only the United States can take on.”
Despite its belief that French outrage would have little resonance in Europe, the administration moved quickly to assuage it. Biden called Macron, and they scheduled an upcoming meeting. Secretary of State Antony Blinken showed up to take his lumps personally in Paris. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan made a point of detouring to the French capital after meeting with Chinese officials in Zurich and his NATO counterparts in Brussels early this month.
“If it takes an extra phone call, a visit, a high-level touch” to calm troubled waters with an ally, “it’s worth it,” the administration official said, if only to demonstrate that “we’re the opposite of the Trump administration, we’re not telling them to go jump in the lake.”…