Joe Biden’s economic and trade policies, outlined by him for the first time since he became President Elect, appeared to blend some themes from U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy with some traditional pre-Trump American multilateralism
18 nov 2020
Mr Biden, speaking with reporters on Monday, said that America would work with other democracies on international trade to ensure China does not set the rules of the game. However, he also said government contracts would not go to companies making their products abroad.
Mr Biden also warned of severe consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic if Mr Trump – who is yet to concede the election and provide Mr Biden with official transition support – continues to stonewall the transition process.
Mr Biden said getting a vaccine and vaccination [ i.e., mass administration of the vaccine] were two different things and called for access to the Trump administration’s vaccine distribution plan.