There is a discernible difference between Trump and Biden's "Family photo" of world leaders in G7 summit

Trump's first G7 "Family portrait" vs. Biden's first G7 "Family portrait." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)/ Trump:(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Leaders of the exclusive political club posed for a "family portrait" on the British coastline during the 2021 G7 meeting in Cornwall, England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden at the middle.

The images of world leaders have a striking difference: first, everyone is socially separated, most likely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and second, one man, in particular, did not steal the show.

The United States was the only country that did not sign a climate declaration in 2017. When the leaders had to walk 700 yards for the family photo, Trump arranged for his own golf cart to take him there.

When the US was involved in a trade war with the EU and Canada in 2018, an embarrassing G7 photo would dominate the news cycle.

Trump's foreign policy was out of the ordinary when he was president, attempting to mediate denuclearization with North Korea, courting strongmen like Vladimir Putin, and frequently alienating allies.

"America's back!" Biden declared international leaders, signifying a return to foreign policy standards. Following the Trump years, at least 12 countries have reacted warmly to Biden's election as president.

"The election of Joe Biden as president has led to a major shift in America's international image," according to a Pew Research survey issued on Thursday.

"A median of 75 percent express trust in Biden, compared to 17 percent for Trump last year," according to the same survey conducted in 2020. The G7 nations were all polled.

Publish : 2021-06-12 12:05:00

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