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Brandenburg Gate. Source: Tomas Sereda, Getty Images

President Joe Biden not only inherited a nation whose democratic guardrails have been significantly damaged by his predecessor, he also is aware the world has been dramatically altered by the absence of American leadership.

Nearly a year ago, candidate Biden issued the position paper “Why America Must Lead Again,” the international equivalent to his domestic “Build Back Better” mantra. In it Biden listed a catalogue of Trump’s foreign policy failures: “President Trump abandoned U.S. allies … turned on our own intelligence professionals, diplomats and troops … launched ill-advised trade wars … and abdicated American leadership” on the world stage…

Tom Coleman

Former Member of Congress (MO), policy expert, adjunct professor, Advisor Protect Democracy

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