Skip to comments.Biden causes sighs of relief among world leaders even as G7 divisions linger
Posted on 06/12/2021 9:39:02 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
Falmouth, England (CNN) When President Donald Trump used his elbows at international summits, it was to throw them -- on trade, on Russia and, once, to help remove the Montenegrin prime minister from his path to a photo-op.
His successor Joe Biden used his elbows differently this week. Arriving to his first global summit, he crooked his arm to extend pandemic-era greetings to a group of leaders who no longer have to tiptoe around a truculent and often angry American president.
Officials attending this week's Group of 7 summit on the Cornish coast in England are emerging shell-shocked after four years dealing with a US president who often appeared intent on injecting animosity into their gatherings.
In front of cameras and behind-the-scenes this weekend, officials said the abrasive interjections and lengthy tangents Trump brought to world summits were absent, replaced by a more businesslike and predictable agenda, including on areas of serious disagreement like China.
Asked alongside Biden on Saturday whether the United States was back, French President Emmanuel Macron answered yes.
"Definitely," he said, waves crashing in Carbis Bay in the background. Even the special guest at a Friday night reception took note of the new vibe.
"Are you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying yourself?" quipped Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who later was pictured in friendly conversation with Biden and his wife outside a futuristic biosphere, her son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla clutching drinks in the background.
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CNN is going to need millions of dollars worth of knee pads.
Oh, bite me. What they really mean is they have a better chance of getting what they want from the US from a senile old fool.
I managed to wade through the rest of the article. The groveling was extreme.
Absolutely no discussion of why Trump was antagonistic.
Nothing on US interests that Trump championed like trade imbalances, NATO payments, etc.
Only that everyone felt relaxed and comfortable.
And people eat this sh*t up.
“Only that everyone felt relaxed and comfortable.”
Heaven forfend that the ***holes who just plunged the entire planet into a 15 month long economic lockdown should be uncomfortable in any way.
Translation: The checkbook is open.
They can get a discount from someone in a position of power. Recently straightening out the Guatamanians.🤢
Of course they do. Business as usual means the Trans-Atlantic gravy-train can continue as per pre-Trump days. The parasite always breaths a sigh of relief then the blood-flow is restarted.
Two, in case you're wondering about possible bias, here is a trip down memory lane regarding one of the four, Kaitlin Collins:
In April 2020, Collins questioned the president about his claim of total authority to manage social distancing restrictions related to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. At a White House press briefing later in April, she was asked by a White House official to exchange her front-row seat in the White House press room with a different network's reporter seated in the rear. Both Collins and the other reporter refused to comply with the request. The socially distanced seating plan for the briefing room had been managed by the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and agreed to by White House officials the previous month. Collins' refusal to comply with the order issued by the White House official prompted that official to suggest that Secret Service may be summoned, a development that ultimately did not unfold.
In November 2020, Collins was in the news again after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to call on Collins, explaining "I don't call on activists."
Yep...clearly, there is no axe to grind here...
Wow. CNN just took its groveling to a new low. I didn’t think that was possible.
I don’t think they’re ever going to get that brown stuff off of their noses.
Any word on what flavor of ice cream the “Big Guy” favors this week? /s
Nonsense, pure unadulterated crap.
Stopped at CNN. I don’t trust their reporting nor analysis where Trump is concerned.
I need an excavator for the vomit.
What this really means is:
It’s all about the ‘Benjamins’.
Not the fiat notes another referred to, but rather the Benjamins from Manor Farm, formerly known as United States of
SloJo has sold us to the glue factory, after we’ve completely rebuilt the said factory.
Dibs on being the glue that remains on his hand stuck in his
own damn pocket!
Slow Joe uses his elbows to get up flights of stairs.
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