President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
President Biden called Russia President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, to address a wide range of topics on national security, including the renewal of a nuclear arms treaty, bounties placed on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and interference in the 2020 election. President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the original 1987 nuclear arms treaty with Russia in Oct. 2018, claiming the former soviet nation wasn’t living up to their end of the bargain.
Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time of his presidency, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Mr Trump has taken a helicopter to the nearby Andrews base, where he is now speaking, and will then board the Air Force One plane for Florida. He is the first president to snub his successor’s inauguration since 1869.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office, aiming to roll back some of Donald Trump’s signature policies on immigration and climate change while taking action to ramp up the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis including a $1.9 trillion spending proposal aimed at providing economic relief to millions of Americans hurt by the pandemic.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says he is seeking the Republican nomination against President Donald Trump in 2020. Weld said Monday in announcing his candidacy that “it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity and opportunity for all. Weld was the 2016 Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He served two terms as Massachusetts governor in the 1990s. Weld’s move makes Trump the first incumbent president since George H.W. Bush in 1992 to face a notable primary challenge.
Former President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday at the age of 94 will be laid to rest on Thursday in his presidential library in College Station, Texas in a military service. The 41st president of the US began serving his term in office in 1989 after serving as Ronald Reagan’s vice president.
After months of oscillating speculation, followed by a long ramp up that drew out uncomfortable reassessments of his long public career, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will run for president in 2020. The 76-year-old former Delaware senator immediately becomes a top contender vying for the Democratic nomination, four years after passing on a bid for the White House in the wake of his son Beau’s death. Biden is the 20th candidate to enter the Democratic primary race.
Nearly 3,000 mourners gathered on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral to pay their respects to the 41st President of the US George H.W. Bush. Bush was called ‘America’s last great soldier-statesman.’ Former president George W. Bush called his father ‘a great and noble man.’ Wednesday was declared a national day of mourning.
Donald Trump on Wednesday terminated a meeting with Democratic leaders after just a few minutes, saying he refuses to work with them on an infrastructure plan unless they stop investigating him and lift the threat of impeachment. Democrats quickly fired back, claiming that the US president had planned the stunt in advance and what happened at the White House would “make your jaw drop”. In a snap 10-minute press conference in the Rose Garden, just outside the Oval Office, Trump condemned the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, after she told reporters that he was “engaging in a cover-up”.
Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president in 2020, arguing that the time has come to fight against what she views as the injustices of the past two years of the Trump presidency. Harris is the first African-American woman to announce a run for the White House in 2020, and the fourth woman in the field. While avoiding directly engaging Trump, Harris has accused the President of stoking racist and xenophobic rhetoric, while aligning his administration with white supremacists at home, and cozying up to dictators abroad.