Vice President Joe Biden has a tough job, showing up with the U.S. government days after President Donald Trump fired his FBI director and declaring the U.S. government is still willing to help “burden” Europe.
“After what was —
Biden: But we’ve come a long way. Yeah, after what we’ve come through. After the so-called Brexit, after the not-so-Brexit, after so many crises, it’s still up there.
In the United States right now, it’s in President Trump’s hands. A lot of people are worrying about it.
That’s why we come in the United States to say ‘let’s go a long way, let’s take our responsibility on leadership, to lead.’
Biden is set to address the 48th EU-US Summit which opens in Brussels Friday, May 4th. The summit will cover a wide range of topics such as defense, immigration, the Iran nuclear deal and trade.
Though he is used to the the harsh political environment in America, Biden faces an especially hard time talking about American foreign policy.
Biden is trying to rebuild and rejuvenate America’s standing in Europe, and avoid a deepening rift between the European allies and the new president.
“Don’t you get it? That he’s a billionaire?” wrote Myrel Carlin, the foreign correspondent for CNN in London, who wrote this piece. “He’s not beholden to anybody. He can do what he likes.”