(JustPatriots.com)- For months now, we’ve known that President Joe Biden has been working to undo former President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Now, it’s apparent he’s taking that rodeo abroad at the G-7 summit, trying to undo the “America First” agenda that Trump touted.
The Hill reported that Biden is trying to send foreign leaders the signal that America has returned to the world stage and wants to work with America’s allies in the West on important issues such as Russia and China, the coronavirus pandemic, and climate change.
A senior fellow at the very liberal Brookings Institution, John Hudak, commented:
“Biden’s taking a much less isolationist approach [that] will spur good will, and he needs to keep doing that. This summit is the first big step in showing the world that America is back to the position it once held.”
Biden’s tone and approach at the G-7 is significantly different than his predecessor’s. Trump demanded at times that other countries increase their spending on defense and their commitment to NATO. He warned that the U.S. was ready to approach everything on their own as a result.
The current president, meanwhile, focused his first announcement on an update to the Atlantic Charter between the U.S. and the UK. The message that Biden sent was “America Together” rather than Trump’s “America First” message, according to sources.
The charter comes from World War II and lays out the share commitments between both the UK and the U.S. The new document now states:
“Our revitalized Atlantic Charter, building on the commitments and aspirations set out eighty years ago, affirms our ongoing commitment to sustaining our enduring values and defending them against new and old challenges. We commit to working closely with all partners who share our democratic values and to encountering the efforts of those who seek to undermine our alliances and institutions.”
According to The Hill’s report, though, Biden’s approach isn’t necessarily being well-received at the summit. Some of the world leaders are concerned that Biden’s approach for the U.S. could all of a sudden change again if Trump decides to run again in 2024, and wins.
It’s almost assured that whatever promises Biden makes now would be undone again by Trump if he were to take back the White House following the 2024 election.
Still, Biden is trying to repair relationships that were fractured under Trump. One of those is with Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany. Trump and Merkel didn’t have a good relationship at all.
Biden announced late last week that Merkel would be visiting the United States in July to “affirm the deep bilateral ties between the United States and Germany,” the White House said in a statement.
Biden has also already had many virtual meetings and phone calls with foreign leaders such as Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, Yoshihide Suga, the prime minister of Japan, and Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine.
Many conservatives are criticizing Biden for his focus on international relations rather than problems here at home. As James Carafona of The Heritage Foundation said:
“I don’t think transatlantic relationships were in a big crisis. I think they weathered the Trump years just fine. Honestly, transatlantic relationships are the least of our problems right now.”