President Joe Biden, who signed more than 52 executive orders within days of taking office, many of them destroying the legacy of former President Donald Trump, now on the international scene seems unable to sustain his predecessor’s important causes for the good of the United States.
So notes former Trump administration acting director of national intelligence and former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, referring to Biden’s apparent kowtowing to Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Fox News on Feb. 9.
“You have to give it to Chancellor Merkel: She outmaneuvered Joe Biden in just three weeks,” Grenell declared.
What Germany got from Biden administration
Recounting the chancellor’s accomplishments he added, “Merkel made it clear she would not take sides between communist China and capitalist America, reversed the 10,000 U.S. troop withdrawal that Trump previously announced, and got the Biden administration to stop enforcing Nord Stream 2 [pipeline] sanctions.”
In this way Biden dismisses the successful policies sustained by Trump to prevent countries like Germany from taking undue advantage of the United States, and undermining its stability in the international arena.
Trump not only demanded that Germany pay its contributions to sustain NATO’s security system, but that it be consistent in backing the United States in decisions for the benefit of all allies.
Now under Biden Germany not only continues to have the U.S. military at home but will buy gas from Russia, a country opposed to the West.
Germany will possibly continue to help Iran evade the sanctions imposed by Trump to restrict its production of uranium for war purposes, and negotiate with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as it has usually done, without denouncing the serious human rights violations committed by them, which go as far as genocide.
Chancellor Merkel likes a weak US president
For Grenell the “message is you can have a ‘Germany First’ policy, have your businesses totally engaged with China, and you do not need to take sides between Communist China and America.”
He also noted, “Merkel always wanted to return to the table where she sits across from a weak U.S. president.”
The complete opposite situation to the one Trump marked by telling Merkel, “I do not blame you for wanting policies that benefit Germany, but you can’t blame me for sticking up for America.”
Indeed, Germany is the Iranian regime’s largest European trading partner.
Likewise, a Jan. 26 Politico article stated, “Merkel on Tuesday rejected calls for Europe to pick sides between the U.S. and China [the CCP], in a nod to the plea made by Chinese President Xi Jinping a day earlier.”
Grenell insists on Merkel’s advantageous démarche to Biden, in which she approaches a complacent situation: “Europeans want to go back to the days when Americans nicely ask for something, the Europeans ignore the request, and everyone goes for dinner with a fancy bottle of wine.”