Joe Biden’s foreign policy team to reject Trump’s ‘America First’ mantra

President-elect Joe Biden at an event announcing key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments on November 24. Photo: AP

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    US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming foreign policy team made clear on Tuesday that they plan to reject President Donald Trump ’s “America First” mantra and instead embrace America’s allies to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

    “We can’t solve all the world’s problems alone,” said Antony Blinken, Biden’s choice for secretary of state. “We need to be working with other countries. We need their cooperation. We need their partnership.”

    “But also confidence”, Blinken added, “because America at its best still has a greater ability than any other country on earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time.”

    Blinken was Biden’s national security adviser during the Obama administration and a top adviser during the presidential campaign.

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