New Secretary of State: World is hungry for U.S. leadership
The Biden administration unveiled what it was describing as a new era of American diplomacy that would reverse many of former President Trump’s actions and reach out to scorned allies.
"The world is watching us intently right now," Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on his first day on the job. "They want to know if we can heal our nation. They want to see whether we will lead with the power of our example."
Asked how he expected to restore the world's trust in U.S. foreign policy, Blinken said he had spent the last 24 hours on the phone to an estimated dozen allies from the Americas, Asia and Europe, Los Angeles Times reported.
"One thing I picked up from those conversations, already, was a very, very strong desire for the United States to be back in the room, back at the table, working with them," Blinken said. "It was almost palatable."