Weekend Reads Biden promises to break with Trump's unilateralism

23:25  24 november  2020
23:25  24 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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by Trevor Hunnicutt

WILMINGTON , Delaware (Reuters) - Joe Biden on Tuesday promised to break with Donald Trump's unilateralism by ensuring that he wants to work again with traditional allies of the United States when he takes the presidency on January 20.

Introducing his future diplomatic and national security team from his Wilmington, Delaware HQ, the former Democratic Vice President, whose victory was confirmed today in Pennsylvania and Nevada, said the appointments reflected the fact that "America is back, ready to rule the world, not back out".

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"We will be ready", he added, "to face our adversaries and not to reject our allies, to defend our values."

Monday, Joe Biden announced that he would appoint his close collaborator Antony Blinken as secretary of state, as well as Jake Sullivan as national security adviser, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the UN and more Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Internal Security.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry has also been appointed Special Representative for Climate and will sit on the White House National Security Council.

Joe Biden also said last week that he decided on his choice for the post of Treasury secretary, which he would advertise around Thanksgiving on Thursday. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen is expected to be appointed.

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But it was Biden 's entreaties to Trump voters, who also turned out in huge numbers on Election Day She also credited Biden for having the "audacity to break one of the most substantial barriers that Trump ' s campaign team is expected to continue its effort to dispute the election results with a next

Trump won the 2016 election promising to put “America First,” overturn what he said were unfair trade deals and force U.S. allies to pay more toward joint defense measures. Biden pledges to restore U.S. global leadership and reverse many of Trump ’ s foreign policy actions.

On Tuesday, he said he had already spoken on the phone with some 20 world leaders who told him "how much they can't wait to see the United States resume its historic role as world leader in the Pacific as well as in the United States. the Atlantic, across the world ".

Video: Transition to the White House: Joe Biden unveils the members of his government (France 24)

"America is stronger when it works with its allies", hammered the president elected.


The transition process saw a boost on Monday after the surprise decision of Donald Trump, who still refuses to admit his defeat in the November 3 election by denouncing without proof a vast fraud, to authorize the American administration to release resources which Joe Biden and his collaborators were deprived of until now.

The Republican President announced this surprise decision on Twitter after the certification of the results of the poll in Michigan, one of the key states of the election. Tuesday, two other states, Pennsylvania and Nevada, in turn validated the victory of the former vice-president of Barack Obama, sealing the defeat of the outgoing president.

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Trump has refused to concede the race, and the vast majority of Republicans in Congress and A small but growing group of prominent Republicans has broken with President Donald Trump and "Thank you for your commitment to unite us all," Cox said. "We pray for you and promise to work with

Trump has so far refused to concede defeat, but numerous world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have already called Biden to congratulate him on his win. "China would not have wanted to work with Trump having already congratulated Biden ," said Mathias Bölinger.

Joe Biden is now guaranteed to officially obtain the required majority of 270 voters out of 538 to be appointed the 46th President of the United States on December 14, at the age of 78 years. The Democratic candidate is credited with 306 voters against 232 to Donald Trump, whom he is also well ahead in the national vote count.

"The election is over. It is time to put aside partisan bickering and rhetoric intended to demonize the opponent. We must come together," the Democratic President-elect commented on Twitter.

Donald Trump's green light for the formal transition process means Joe Biden's team will have access to $ 6.3 million (5.3 million euros) in federal funds and reports from the 17 agencies of the intelligence services.

One of the first ministries his team contacted is the Pentagon, stressing the importance the future president intends to place on national security during the transition. Donald Trump sacked Defense Secretary Mark Esper on November 9.

"In the coming days, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, get a comprehensive account of our national security interests, and get a full picture of the efforts of the administration to swallow up government agencies, ”Transition Team Executive Director Yohannes Abraham said in a statement.

So far, according to a Biden adviser, the transition team's contact has been limited to discussions with former officials.

(With the Washington editorial staff, French version Jean Terzian and Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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