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Amid crises, Biden offers the world a choice: My way, or Trump's

By Jim Tankersley and Katie Rogers

16 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The U.S. has shown that it's "back to leading the world," Joe Biden said this week. In this story, the New York Times compares his approach to that of his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Bali, Indonesia — President Joe Biden returns home from a week of diplomacy and crisis management in the Middle East and Asia strengthened in his faith that this period of war and economic turmoil calls for his brand of coalition-building politics — reinforcing the leadership differences with his predecessor, Donald Trump, just as Trump announced another White House run Tuesday.

Biden’s swing through Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia was buoyed by a cascade of better-than-expected news for Democrats in the midterm elections and punctuated by a nearly three-hour meeting with China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, that appeared to ease the rancorous rhetoric between the two increasingly rivalrous economies, the world’s largest.

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