At UN, Biden looks to send message to world leaders - and voters - about leadership under his watch
NEW YORK President Joe Biden will use his annual address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to make the case to world leaders and the 2024 U.S. electorate that hes reestablished U.S. leadership on the world stage that he says was diminished under former President Donald Trump.
White House officials said Biden would make a robust case to members of the world body to continue to back Ukraine's effort to repel a nearly 19-month old Russian invasion that has no end in sight.
Biden previewed his thinking in a pair of fundraisers on Monday evening, telling supporters that he stood up to Vladimir Putins invasion, and questioning whether Trump, the 2024 GOP presidential frontrunner, would have even attempted to help Ukraine stop the Russian land grab if he were in power.
I will not side with dictators like Putin. Maybe Trump and his MAGA friends can bow down but I wont, Biden told supporters at a Broadway fundraiser.
There will be notable absences as the president makes his case before the General Assembly: British Prime Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin are all skipping the gathering.