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President Biden “confidently and skillfully donned the mantle of leader of the free world” on his just-completed foreign trip – a mantle that President Trump had “ceded,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan opined on Thursday.
“I really do not believe that it is hyperbole to say that Joe Biden returns from this trip as the clear and the consensus leader of the free world,” he told reporters in a teleconference briefing.
“And whether it’s standing with friends or engaging with difficult competitors like Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden showed throughout this trip that he is striding across the world stage with confidence and purpose, and a singular focus on defending American interests and values and those of our allies.”