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Biden begins to purge the “Trump residue,” but these three things haven’t changed

Biden begins to purge the "Trump residue," but these three things haven't changed

Biden was sworn in

The new officer took office with three fires.

Since taking office on January 20, signing an executive order has become President Biden’s main task.

Three days before taking office, Biden signed 30 executive orders, which broke the record of the new president of the United States, which continues to be broken.

Biden is busy with this because the presidential executive order is a “shortcut” to clear Trump’s policies. Another “shortcut” is to replace the administrative officers hired during the Trump era.

In the past few days, the head of vaccines in the White House, the head and deputy director of the Voice of America, and the general counsel of the United States Labor Relations Commission have all been dismissed.

Biden did not doze off at all when he signed the presidential executive order and replaced the Trump-era old man in the other.

It can also be seen that he is eager to eliminate the “residue poisons” such as Trump-era anti-epidemic policies, immigration policies, and the priority of the United States.

But there are three things Biden did not intend to be cleared as a “Trump drug”.

The policy of “buy American goods” has not changed.

In April 2017, three months after Trump took office, he signed the Presidential Executive Order “Buy American Goods, Hire Americans”, requiring federal departments and agencies to choose domestically produced American goods whenever possible in government procurement, and reassesss the exemptions or exceptions granted by the United States to trading partners, and evaluating the United States in the WTO Participation in government procurement agreements and other trade agreements.

Trump’s “buy American goods” policy has many conflicts with the U.S. trading system and international treaties signed.

The Trump administration has not removed institutional obstacles for the past four years. Trump originally intended to solve the matter in his second term, but he did not expect to be re-elected as he wanted.

But now Biden intends to fulfill Trump’s wish.

According to media reports, Biden signed an executive order “Executive Order on Ensuring Future Made in the United States” on January 25 local time, aiming to urge federal agencies to increase the procurement of American products and services.

The new policy will include tightening government procurement rules, making it more difficult for federal agencies to purchase imported products, modifying the definition of “Made in the United States” product, and raising the requirements for local ingredients of products.

In line with Biden’s pre-election promise, the federal government will prioritize American goods in the purchase of infrastructure, vehicles and other equipment.

When Trump proposed to buy American goods, it triggered a rebound from the WTO and the Western trading partners of the United States. Biden’s “buy American goods” policy may trigger a similar disturbance.

Because it is very controversial to operate. For example, how to determine whether raw materials and division of labor and cooperation are American products will be entangled.

Biden’s diplomatic starting style remains unchanged.

Three days before Biden took office, he made three international calls. On the 22nd, Biden called Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss many things, including the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus.

The White House statement said that the leaders of the two countries intend to talk again within a month.

On the same day, Biden called Mexican President López Obrador to discuss immigration and epidemic prevention. On Twitter, Obrador said that the atmosphere of Biden and his phone conversation was “friendly and polite”.

On the 23rd, Biden talked with British Prime Minister Johnson on the phone.

The statement of the Prime Minister’s Office said that Johnson and Biden had discussed “the benefits of a possible free trade agreement between our two countries”, while the White House statement did not mention the two people discussing trade issues, but that they discussed combating climate change, combating the coronavirus epidemic and ensuring global health security issues.

Trudeau was the first foreign leader to be called by Biden, Obrador was the first Latin American leader to be called by Biden, and Johnson was the first European leader to be called by Biden.

According to U.S. media reports, Biden will also hold telephone talks with the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia and other allies in the near future.

Judging from Biden’s “telephone diplomacy” order, his diplomatic starting style will still be carried out from neighboring countries and allies. This is no different from Trump’s diplomatic starting style.

Especially for allies in the Asia-Pacific region, Biden’s diplomatic team appointments have revealed clues that he will continue his predecessor’s policy.

The plan to brush up the sense of existence in the western Pacific has not changed.

After Biden was elected last November, it was judged that he might adopt a ruling policy of internal affairs first, then foreign affairs, economic first and military later. In other words, the United States may converge in global geopolitical affairs for a while.

However, the speech made by Biden-nominated U.S. Secretary of State Bricoln at the congressional hearing showed that this was not the case. The United States will still follow many Trump-era policies in the Middle East, East Asia and other regions.

For example, Blinkin said that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will remain in Jerusalem. This decision of the Trump administration has triggered strong protests in Palestine.

In addition, the United States will continue to implement the joint action plan of the US-UK aircraft carrier battle group during the Trump era. British Prime Minister Johnson has said that the U.S.-British aircraft carrier battle group is expected to operate in the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Oceans.

Some media revealed that the US-UK aircraft carrier battle group will come to the western Pacific Ocean “not far away” to refresh its sense of existence, and may also conduct joint exercises with Singapore, South Korea, Japan and other countries.

At this point, we can make some judgments: Biden’s short-lived time in office, but he seeks to “change” the internal policy of the United States and the “change” of the global dominance of the United States.

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