President Joe Biden reassured European leaders Friday that he would once again work with them, apologizing for former President Donald Trump’s approach while in office.
“I’m sending a clear message to the world America is back … we are not looking backward, we are looking forward together,” Biden said.
The president delivered remarks virtually from the White House to the Munich Security Conference on Friday.
“The last four years have been hard but Europe and the United States have to lead with competence once more,” he said.
While not naming Trump explicitly in his speech, Biden repeatedly lamented damages to the European relationships with the United States and promised to revert back to the way it used to be.
“I know the past few years have strained and tested our transatlantic relationship, but the United States is determined to reengage with Europe, to consult with you, to earn back our