US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has sought to take advantage of President Donald Trump’s cold reception at a NATO summit in Britain, as footage emerged of other leaders mocking the US president.
In an online election ad released Thursday, Biden said portrayed himself as someone who is highly experienced in foreign affairs and can restore America’s global standing.
Joe Biden, 77, blasted Trump as a “dangerously incompetent” and “incapable” head of state.
“The world sees Trump for what he is; insincere, ill-informed, [and] corrupt,” he says in the video. “And if we give Donald Trump four more years, we’ll have a great deal of difficulty of ever being able to recover America’s standing in the world.”
His online ad features a video of other world leaders mocking Trump at a Buckingham Palace reception held alongside the NATO summit this week.
Biden has touched on Trump’s belligerent style on the world stage repeatedly this week as he travels across the state of Iowa. With his six terms as a senator and two terms as vice president, Biden believes the international experience is a winner for him in the upcoming presidential election.
In an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, Biden said he not only has a better demeanor and skill set for the job than Trump, but he also has more relevant experience, deeper knowledge and more extensive relationships abroad than his Democratic competitors.
During this week’s NATO summit to mark the 70th anniversary of the military alliance, Trump branded the leader of America’s northern neighbor “two-faced” after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to gossip about Trump in comments caught on camera and microphone.
Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II at Tuesday evening’s Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders.
Trudeau could be heard saying incredulously, “he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.” Trudeau confirmed that was a reference to Trump’s long and unscheduled press conference earlier Tuesday.
Trudeau also said: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.” He explained Wednesday that was in reference to Trump’s decision to hold the next Group of Seven meeting at Camp David, the US presidential retreat.