President Joe Biden, the Democrats’ great white hope, seems to be failing at foreign relations worldwide despite lofty promises of “healing” and “unity.”
“America is back,” Biden told the world when he took office. But no one seems to want to do business with the Democrat administration following four years of the Trump Doctrine.
The Left refuses to admit it, but former President Trump made monumental progress internationally with the embattled Middle East, rivals like China, and no-go zones like North Korea.
Trump defied the Left’s dramatic predictions that he would start “World War III” with possession of the nuclear football by making peace around the world.
One of the former president’s most significant accomplishments was the tremendous strides he made with North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, who was previously seen as a threat to the world due to their potential nuclear capabilities.
In June 2019, Trump famously became the first sitting U.S. president to step across North Korea’s border into the DMZ, the demilitarized zone dividing the Korean Peninsula. Trump seems to vastly improve relations between the U.S. and North Korea during his time as president.
Less than two years later, Joe Biden takes office and his administration can’t even get a call back from the North Korean regime.
Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has “reached out” through a “number of channels” to no avail in contacting Kim Jong Un.
“Diplomacy is always our goal, our goal is to reduce the risk of escalation, but to date we have not received any response,” Psaki said.
Former Trump deputy national security advisor KT McFarland told Newsmax Monday night she believes this is North Korea’s way of “testing” the Biden Administration to see how far they are willing to go to contact the isolated country.
McFarland said despite only having a relatively small hand to play, North Korea is exceptionally good at negotiating. The reason Trump was able to break through to them was because he understood that, to get leverage with North Korea, he had to give Kim Jong Un the worldwide recognition he craved. A card he was able to play when negotiating with the small country.
Perhaps the Biden Administration could take advice from his predecessor’s foreign policy strategy to at least get a call back from North Korea.