Joe Biden Pens Powerful Op Ed
The New York Times published an op-ed penned by Former Vice President Joe on Thursday.
Biden slammed the Trump administration throughout the op-ed.
“Around the world, other nations follow our lead because they know that America does not simply protect its own interests, but tries to advance the aspirations of all. This has stood as the foundation of American foreign policy throughout my political career — until recently,” Biden wrote.
He continued, writing, “Around the world, including in the United States, we are seeing the resurgence of a worldview that is closed off and clannish. President Trump keeps longstanding allies such as Germany at arm’s length, while expressing admiration for autocrats like Vladimir V. Putin who thwart democratic institutions.”
“Rather than building from a narrative of freedom and democracy that inspires nations to rally together, this White House casts global affairs as a zero-sum competition — for the United States to succeed, others must lose. Among the many problems that plague the Trump administration’s foreign policy, this line of thinking is perhaps the most disturbing..”
Biden also slammed Trump’s Charlottesville response and decision on DACA.
“Mr. Trump’s shameful defense of the white nationalists and neo-Nazis who unleashed hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Va., further abnegated America’s moral leadership. Not since the Jim Crow era has an American president so misunderstood and misrepresented our values. Most recently, the Trump administration’s order to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — punishing young people brought to this country by their parents, many of whom know no home but the United States — betrays an unnecessary cruelty that further undermines America’s standing in the world.”