President Biden Warns The Establishment Of Democracy Is Beneath Assault
President Joe Biden warned the world’s democracies on Friday, saying they were being attacked by authoritarian regimes.
“We have to show that democracy can still make a difference for our people in this changed world,” said Biden during a virtual session of the Munich Security Conference. “I think this is our electroplating mission,” said Biden in his first address to an international audience since taking office.
In the run-up to the elections, Biden discussed repairing the American image and alliances. Since taking office, President Biden has expressed support for NATO and undermined Trump’s plan to remove 12,000 US troops from Germany.
Biden added that today’s problems, including the coronavirus pandemic and far right movements in Europe, require a coordinated approach by multiple countries.
“We are in the midst of a profound debate about the future and direction of our world, between those who argue that … autocracy is the best way forward and those who understand that democracy is essential to address these challenges,” said Biden.
Biden’s words are very different from those of former President Donald Trump. During his tenure, he extolled his first American police force, which included military retreats from places that cannot protect themselves, as well as exiting the Paris Agreement.
Furthermore, Trump had no problem insulting other world leaders and was okay with Russia and China because of his own business interests.
Biden not only officially re-enlisted the US in the deal, but also allocated $ 4 billion to a global vaccine initiative, which Trump also rejected.
In his speech, Biden called on Russia for its attacks on US democracy and China for its human rights abuses, saying that the Kremlin is attacking democracies and arming corruption, and that China is monopolizing and normalizing oppression.
The former vice president called on other nations to defend self-government and the democratic path.
“We have to defend it, fight for it, strengthen it, renew it.”