The current President of the United States, Trump, is leaving office. It’s not a question of whether he wants to take office or not, but what he has done to make most Americans no longer give him a chance to govern.
Trump counterattacked by any means, but his unsubstantiated shouts and accusations about the election have attracted unanimous rejection and ridicule from courts, prosecution agencies and media public opinion at all levels in the United States. Trump is doomed to lose.
Trump “Leaving Palace” for the Spring Festival, Biden “Recruits” to form a cabinet
Two latest news came from Washington: first, Trump is ready to spend Christmas and New Year at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. It is unknown when he will return to the White House.
Only Secretary of State Pompeo and others are still performing the final madness; second, Biden is stepping up the formation of the cabinet and preparing to take office, but it is not stable internally, just because he wants to There are too many people in the upper position.
In the current domestic and international situation in the United States, Biden’s cabinet formation has attracted much attention. On the one hand, the Democratic Party has always been multi-factounded and internal balance is a tricky thing, which will greatly test Biden’s political wisdom and skills. On the other hand, Biden’s cabinet selection will be an important vane of the future U.S. internal and foreign policy.
After the election results were largely clear and authorized to transition, Biden announced personnel arrangements one after another. On November 23, Biden announced nominations for key positions such as Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence: Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin, 58, former Undersecretary Secretary of State; Secretary of Homeland Security, 61, Cuban-American Alexandro Mayorkas; and Director of National Intelligence Afril Haynes, 51-year-old former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Linda Thomas Greenfield, 68, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa during the Obama era, was nominated as the next U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations. On November 30, Biden nominated former Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen, 74, as the next Secretary of the Treasury, Nela Tanden, chairman and CEO of the Center for American Progress, as the director of the White House Administration and Budget Bureau, and Cecelia Laws, dean of the School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University, as the White House Economic Consultant. Ask the chairman of the committee.
Biden will officially announce the nomination for U.S.
Defense Secretary this week after the nomination of key members of the diplomatic, homeland, intelligence and economic teams is announced. According to U.S. media reports, Biden has selected Lloyd Austin, the former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as the Secretary of Defense. Austin has accepted the nomination.
After confirmation by the Senate, he will become the first African-American Secretary of Defense in the United States, which is of great significance.
Five highlights: Understand Biden’s “manship”
According to the analysis, there are five main highlights of the selection and announcement of Biden’s ruling team:
One is to show Biden’s political skills. Biden has been deeply engaged in American politics for more than 30 years. He has continued to hold an important position in the Senate and Obama’s vice president.
He is familiar with Washington’s political ecosystem and contacts, especially the Obama-era officials. Biden claims to have read countless people. During his tenure as Vice President, his main task was to “eye and interview” various political and diplomatic figures around the world to judge whether it is credible or not.
After Biden’s election, he was not in a hurry to reward his achievements and be nepotism. However, the selection of candidates he had long been identified, and a mature batch announced a batch of people, and announced a batch of re-seeing reactions showed that he was sophisticated and step by step.
The second is to show Biden’s shrewd balancing skills.
Judging from the main team members who have been announced so far, Biden adheres to his consistent stable style of selection and employment, striving to achieve a balance of power between the various factions in the party.
He not only takes into account the left and right factions in the party, but also strives to reflect the position and attitude of the centrists in the party as the main body, taking full account of reality and the future voter base. , to prevent the left from highlighting radicalization too much, causing intra-party conflicts and a vigilance rebound of American social conditions and public opinion.
In addition to considering the reasonable combination of professional background, age and knowledge structure, Biden also pays considerable attention to his personality style.
Most of the selected people are considered to have a strong sense of teamwork and can deal with Republican congressmen, not just fight against them.
Biden’s team is soberly aware that in order to restore American unity and advance the domestic and foreign agenda as Biden intends, in the current political, social and racially divided environment of the United States, he must try to deal with or even cooperate with Republicans, otherwise he will not get the support of both houses of Congress.
In this election, the Democratic Party’s seats in the House of Representatives have been reduced, and it is still difficult to finally win a majority in the Senate.
Third, it embodies Biden’s pluralistic and inclusive governance philosophy.
Biden has a reputation for his moderate political and racial stances in politics, especially in the campaign. Several African-Americans were killed by white police this summer, triggering large-scale street protests and racial conflicts across the United States.
Biden clearly sided with sympathy and supported minorities such as African-Americans, and thus received the full support of African-American and other minority voters in the election.
Although the “white supremacy” trend of thought in American society has been scattered and has even increased in recent years, the proportion of ethnic minorities in the United States is increasing, especially their political activities and resistance.
Biden and his Democratic Party have fully seen this, so Biden finally chose Hispanic and Indian-American Harris as his running mate and vice president.
In this cabinet formation, Biden has used and reused a large number of African-American and Latino officials, including nominations such as the Secretary of Homeland Security, the United Nations Ambassador and the Secretary of Defense.
At first, the candidates for these important positions were multi-competitive, and their qualifications and abilities were similar to each other. Even in terms of personal relationship, Biden was closer.
However, Biden finally chose African-American and Latino to take important positions, which was not only a manifestation of national pluralism of political ideas, but also a clever political and racial strategy. , in sharp contrast to Trump’s stupid practice of publicly advocating white supremacy and creating racial conflict divisions.
Fourth, it reflects Biden’s emotional color of employing people.
Unlike Trump’s arrogant, unscrupulous, arbitrary, interestal and nepotism, once he comes to power, Biden manages to show his political moderation and peace and manages to maintain political coherence.
Most of the cabinet members nominated by Biden are Obama-era ministers, and many of them have also served as senior staff during Biden’s vice president. Biden has mostly promoted them from deputy to full position and entrusted them with important responsibilities.
Biden has always been good at attracting people’s hearts and minds. Unlike Trump, he is as moody and willing to replace his staff. Trump’s important staff such as the White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and National Security Advisers, such as Trump’s replacements, have not only caused the passiveness of public opinion inside and outside Trump, but also left him with many consequences.
Fifth, it highlights Biden’s professionalism in employing people.
Biden has repeatedly attacked Trump’s disorderly and methodical misuse of people during the campaign, emphasizing that he will pay attention to the high combination of professionalism and experience of staff.
Judging from the nominees announced by Biden, the nominees have long experience in their respective government departments and have rich expertise. In Biden’s words, they can start working and managing as soon as they sit in the office.
Needless to say, former Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen’s economic management expertise is the same, and so are most other officials, such as Austin, the defense minister Biden will nominate, who has considerable leadership experience in the field of military security.
During his tenure as Vice President, Biden worked with Austin in several positions, the most prominent of which was his in-depth discussions and agreement on issues such as the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia during his tenure as the commander of the Central Command from 2013 to 2016. Prior to this, Austin was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Army and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.
Army in Iraq. Austin has enough qualifications to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
The only obstacle is that he has only been out of active service in the U.S. military for more than four years, and it must be more than seven years, but the Senate has precedented that he can be exempted from the appointment as Secretary of Defense.
Trump is cronyism, Biden chooses people cautiously
The Secretary of State nominated by Biden is more experienced in foreign and security affairs, while Trump’s Secretary of State Tillerson and Pompeo, who was nominated at that time, have not previously served in important and sensitive positions in U.S.
diplomacy before, thus exposing a serious lack of professional knowledge experience and misapparity, especially Pompe. O is more like a gangster hacker.
Of course, Biden has not officially taken office at present, and his nomination for cabinet members must be considered and approved by the United States Senate. But normally, if the nominee is not hard-hurt, it will not be rejected.
Moreover, Biden has fully taken into account the possibility that these candidates will be approved by senators from both parties when he or she nominated.
However, public opinion in the United States and Europe also analyzed that although the staff candidates nominated by Biden are all political, diplomatic and security elites of the United States, they represent American interests in essence.
Some people even have a strong sense of self-proclaimedness of the American boss. When dealing with American foreign affairs, they are expected to start from firmly safeguarding the interests of the United States.