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after leaving his first g-7 summit and here's what he had to say. president biden: the only way to meet global threats is by working together with our partners and our allies. i conveyed to each of my g-7 counterparts that united states is going to do our part. america is back at the table. america is back at the table. the lack of participation in the past and full engagement was
noticed significantly, not only by leaders of those countries but by the people in the g-7 countries. america's back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values. and so the bottom line is i was very pleased with the outcome of the entire conference. and i notice there was a lot of coverage of my individual comments made by my colleagues about how we were all getting along together. but the truth of the matter is we did. i felt it wasn't about me but it was about america, i felt a genuine sense of enthusiasm that america was back at the table and fully, fully engaged. host: president biden, right now
he's in brussels for the nato summit. his first as president. moments ago, according to cnn, he sat down with the head of nato, the secretary general for a meeting. we'll show that coming up later on "washington journal." later on today he'll be taking reporters' questions following one of the first gatherings at the nato summit. there's a look at the nato summit in brussels. that's where the leaders have walked on the blue carpet to face photographers and camera technicians as they head into the first -- for the meetings, the first meetings of today. so your confidence level in president biden, you heard him say there america's back. do you agree? the five takeaways from the g-7 summit according to "politico" reporting over the weekend, take a look what they say. biden gave them a boost, they say, but did the leaders deliver
on the big issues like climate, coronavirus, and china? "politico" writes this -- no coal goal. immediately after the g-7 summit finished, activist from group extinction rebellion parked a van across the venue. biden choppered off. it showed the gap between climate reality and g-7 political reality. the failure to set an end date on coal is one of the most glaring missed opportunity for the leaders to set a new standard on climate change. they rejected a proposal to halt the production of diesel and petro cars and barely touched the milti billion-dollar bill the world must be paid. so no coal goal is what they write in "politico." china chided is one of the other takeaways from the summit. china emerged as one of the main topics. two years on since their last physical meeting, the president of china stepped up china's
military presence around taiwan. while international tension on the plight of muslims have grown dramatically. what were your takeaways from the g-7 summit? dan in north little rock, arkansas, you're a republican, dan. what's your confidence level in president biden? caller: no confidence in him. he doesn't know what he's doing. trump got us out of all that mess. he's getting us back in it. where is the money going to come from to pay all them guys off? it's going to come out of your taxes. so it's crazy, nuts. host: you were happy that president trump got out of many of these agreements. oh, we lost dan there. what are your thoughts on president biden's handling of foreign policy? that's our question for you this morning. let me show you another -- more what the president had to say. he held a news conference yesterday, and he was asked
about vladimir putin. now, the president is scheduled to meet on wednesday with the russian president. and following that, he's going to hold a news conference. but yesterday, he was asked directly about the russian president and working with him. here's what he had to say. reporter: i want to ask you about a comment vladimir putin said today. why do you think he hasn't changed his behavior in spite of what america has done until this point? president biden: he's vladimir putin. i'm not going to get into much more than that because i have to sit down with him. i'm happy to talk after that. reporter: just to conclude. today he said russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the united states if the u.s. would do the same to russia. and an agreement came out of this meeting coming up. are you open to that kind of a trade with vladimir putin? president biden: yes. if there are crimes committed against russia, that in fact are -- the people committing those crimes are being harbored
in the united states, i'm committed to holding them accountable. and i'm -- i heard that. i was told as i was flying here that he said that. i think that's potentially a good sign of progress. host: president biden asked about his upcoming meeting with the russian president and how to negotiate with the president. how do you think the president should handle russia and do you like what he has been saying so far? listen to the former secretary of state mike pompeo. he was on yesterday's fox news sunday and here's what he had to say about president biden and the russian president. mike: when these two men sit down on -- >> when these two men sit down on wednesday, are you worried what's going to happen? mike: well, i heard secretary boykin say, there was no administration tougher on russia. we worked diligently to help
ukraine. we built up the u.s. military. we left nato $400 billion stronger. we built out that relationship between the united states and nato that really put pressure on vladimir putin. what i look for is the actions. it won't be what is said. it won't be whether the tone is right. it will be about the actions that the united states government is prepared to take to preserve and defend american interests and stop russian malign activity around the world. you hear president biden taking us back, back is the russians taking crimea from the watch of president obama, a fifth of ukraine. we need to move forward and continue to defend the united states against the threats vladimir putin may pose, whether it's cyber or kinetic or any of the other information efforts that vladimir putin will try to foist upon america if president biden is weak. president biden: now you're
looking at a picture of brussels, belgium, whether president biden, for his first time as presidency, is attending a nato summit with the rest of our nato allies and his message, according to the white house, is that america is back. he's going to try to strengthen that trans-atlantic relationship. what is your confidence level in president biden? now, you heard secretary -- former secretary of state, mr. pompeo, say he's looking for actions from this administration. mike mccaul, according to "politico," says it's time to consider hitting back at russia. he's the top republican on the house foreign affairs committee, and he says the president needs to demonstrate with putin there will be consequences to your actions if you continue to do this. wally in aurora, colorado, what do you think about the president's performan on foreign -- performance on foreign policy is so far?
caller: he's the most incompetent president we ever had. there isn't a bra that could support that boob. host: what do you point to when you think he's incompetent? caller: well, he's barely coherent at times. he's senile. it's just a question of time. he's really -- who the hell is this guy? he doesn't represent the united states of america. host: why not? caller: not the republic. not the republic. the democrats may love him but he's a communist. so are they all. it's just ridiculous. . he's ungodley man. and we really got the worst president we could possibly have had. host: what mistakes has he made, wally? caller: well, excel pipeline. taking credit for warp speed.
you named it. everything he does. he botches. and lies. host: we lost wally there. rick, in boston, massachusetts. democratic caller. rick. good morning. caller: last colleague, i think he better look the other way and talk about trump when he was in office. i think biden is going to do a good job. i think most republicans, especially in that senate, every one of them should be arrested. should go to jail for the nonsense they did on january 6 and talk about we don't need no hearing. they had that hillary clinton, they had no problem talking about that. host: let me ask you, how do you think president biden should handle russia? caller: i think he should kick the embassy out of there, ambassador, and the g-7, even g-7 got an ambassador. kick their behind out, too.
russia ain't nothing but a clown show. they had that clown president in there. i don't believe our intelligence agencies, i believe in russians. they should put that bum in gale. why people keep thinking trump will get elected. he ain't running again. that guy got 18 lawsuits again. host: rick. mary kay in new jersey, democratic caller. what do you like about the president -- good morning. what do you like about his foreign policy agenda? caller: well, i do like his foreign policy agenda because, first of all, he has extreme experience. and i think that the people surrounding him have experience. what i don't appreciate, greta, is all the take that you have from "politico" and pompeo where are the people like the secretary of state from the united states, and the dumb
question peter alexander asked, and what do you expect the president to say about putin? so, please, please let's have a little bit more evenhandedness. and stop having so much negativity about this biden administration. the messenger: we are going to show you -- we are going to show -- host: we are going to show you both sides. what the headlines are, what the reporters are observing and reporting about him. we'll show you what people are saying as well. from both sides of the aisle. you asked about the secretary of state. anthony blinken was on cbs' face the nation, and this is what he had to say about the u.s. dealing with russia. >> relationship with russia, on the one hand u.s. is working with russia to revive the nuclear deal with iran. on the other hand, "the washington post" is reporting russia is preparing to supply iran with advanced satellite systems, which threaten u.s.
interest. are the russians going to pay a penalty for offering those advanced satellite systems or do we need them in the nuclear talks so people we'll move past that? >> first when, it comes to nuclear talks we are not trading any other issues or interests for the neighboring of the nuclear talks. they'll stand or fall on their own merit and on their own weight. i want to be very clear about that. second, i'm not going to get ahead of the president. i suspect he'll be taking this up with president putin in a couple days. let me say one more thing on this, this meeting with president putin is not happening in a vacuum. the president will be coming of o a g-7, the nato summit. the meeting with the european union's leaders. collectively when we bring the world's democracies together, it's an incredibly powerful force. militarily, economically, politically, diplomatically. a major pole pole came out showing -- poll came out, confidence is at 75%.
that's up from 17% a year ago. we are now in a position as a result of reinvigorated american leadership to work and to bring all these countries together in common cause, common purpose, including dealing with challenges from russia or china. host: secretary of state blinken, he referenced polls. look at the abc poll that found amid the g-7 summit that took place last weekend and over the weekend, most americans confident in biden's handling of world affairs. that is what we are asking all of you this morning. john, in brentwood, tennessee, republican. john, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i am in total disagreement with biden's foreign affairs. he has created and started problems. the problems in the middle east, giving money to iran. they are giving money to hamas. he is absolutely doing the wrong thing. host: what problems in the
middle east are you referencing? caller: aim talking about the -- we just saw it on tv with the bombing in israel and if biden hadn't released that money -- the foreign affairs that he's doing is going around and giving away money. he's giving the americans money. so they are all laughing at him and they are all 75% happy that he's doing that. it's crazy. host: ok. john, republican intown tfpblet you mentioned israel. there is news out of the knesset that the israeli parliament yesterday, this is the associated press headline, israel swears in a new coalition ending benjamin netanyahu's long rule. they point out that a former ally of netanyahu turned rival became prime minister after the 60-59 vote promising to try to heal a divided nation. she's provide over a fragele coalition comprised of deep parties with deep ideological
differences. the 71-year-old netanyahu made clear he has no intention of exiting the political stage. let's go to denise in london, michigan. democratic caller. good morning. what do you think about president biden's foreign policy? caller: i agree with president biden's foreign policy. but really what concerns me a lot is listening to some of these people that call in and just put him down so bad. calling him senile. all the other things. we need to support our president. and continue to stand as one nation. host: denise -- caller: sometimes it's hard. host: do you remember the saying, politics stops at the water's edge and that when a president went overseas, that his political rivals did not criticize him when he was overseas. what do you think about that? caller: 100%.
100%. i was raised military. i was raised that we respect our president. i just don't understand some of the callers and how dirty they get. when president trump was president, i would never call into a news station and use the language, even though i disagree with him, because our allies -- the people that are against us, love it. so i think our nation needs to grow up. host: where do you have concerns ? what countries are you concerned about? where do you have concerns about foreign policy? caller: i believe that china is just loving this. i think russia is absolutely loving the horror -- january 6 -- we have countries, russia, that absolutely love this. what's concerning about that is the fact that every country witnessed our capitol being attacked by their own.
and how easy it was. and we should have -- they did so many hearings on benghazi. we can't have hearings like that? where hillary chloroquineton came for 11 hours? why can't we get president trump to come in for 11 hours and talk about what happened? host: i'll leave it there. more of your calls coming up. your confidence in president biden's handling of foreign pennsylvania fairs. -- affairs. that's our question four. send us text messages. post on twitter as well as facebook.com. joining us this morning is morgan, a white house reporter with the hill newspaper to talk about the president's schedule. what is on the agenda today over in brussels for the nato summit? guest: president biden is meeting with nato leaders today. stem cell research --
secretary-general this morning. he has a bilateral meeting with turkish president adough juan and he'll -- erdogan and he'll proceed with the meetings later this week before he meets with putin in geneva. he has a packed schedule following that g-7 summit over the weekend. host: what is he going to tell nato leaders? guest: his focus is really on reaffirming the u.s. support for commitment to article 5. there are supposed to be discussing myriad of issues including the more traditional nato bases, including russia in defense cooperation, but also more emerging challenges like the challenge posed by china in the security realm and activities in the arab sha pacific but also its activities in technology and cyber. anti-leaders are also expected
to talk about climate change. and the security challenges that poses. there is quite a bit on the agenda for the nato summit. host: what are these nato leaders expected to say to him? guest: i think that there is going to be -- this foreign trip that president biden has taken has been about reaffirming the u.s. support for its alliance was european partners and partners in asia. there is a lot of experts who say there is a sigh of relief in some sense on the part of people -- members of nato and also other european allies that were taken aback by the foreign policy of former president trump because of how unilateral some of the actions he took. he was always pressing nato countries to spend more. president biden is going in with a different rhetoric and trying to affirm u.s. support for nato and commitment to nato. i think there is going to be
some talk about that and there will be talk about china as i mentioned. certainly an emerging security challenge. not only for nato, but also a big focus of president biden's foreign and domestic policy. i think it's a big priority for the white house to be discussing issues related to china. host: are there cracks in the alliance when it comes to afghanistan? guest: i think afghanistan is going to be a big topic. it's really going to be about figuring out how this drawdown works and how they ensure that there is a plan for making sure the security of afghanistan stays. they can maintain security even as the u.s. and other nato partners withdraw forces. i think we could see some cracks, some disagreement offer the next couple days. we'll have to see how they handle discussion abouts afghanistan and the withdrawal there.
host: how is the white house couching this upcoming meeting with president putin? guest: the white house is really handling it with low expectations. i think the meeting with putin is a big challenge for biden. he has to balance his effort to really confront the russian president on the provocations and the behavior that he's had whether it's cyber attacks. the jailing of navalny. ukraine which russia continues to be occupying. but biden also wants to find a way to move the relationship forward and try to cooperate with russia on issues of mutual concern like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic. i think the white house is really, like i mentioned, been trying to set expectations pretty low for this meeting and talk about their differences. seeing if there is a way to move forward.
it certainly -- host: domestically, what is the white house pushing this week? where are they on infrastructure negotiations? guest: as we saw early last week, there was a collapse of those talks between the white house and senator capito she was leading on infrastructure. currently biden has talked to senior officials to be engaging with the second group, bipartisan group, including joe manchin, senator cassidy talking about this other proposal they have put forth. a $1.2 or $1.4 trillion proposal for infrastructure. i think those talks are continuing. there hasn't been a ton of news on that front. once widen returns i think we'll see more focus from his perspective on that. the white house does say it's trying to move on two tracks at once, if you will. trying to push forward this possibility of using budget wreck significanceation moving forward with that process while
also nathe in bipartisan negotiations. host: you can follow the reporting if you go to thehill.com. follow her on twitter. mshelfant16. thank you for your time. guest: thanks so much. host: as morgan was saying, the president will meet with the prussian president on wednesday. take a look at his schedule today. he's meeting with the prime ministers of estonia, president of latvia, and president of lithuania. he's already been greeted by the nato secretary-general. they'll have a family photo with all the nato leaders. that's on the agenda today. as well as participating in the summit. bilateral meeting with the president of turkey. then he will have that news conference from nato headquarters. we will have coverage of today's news conference with the president at 12:50 p.m. eastern time. you can watch it right here on c-span, on our website c-span.org, or download the free
c-span radio app and listen along to the questions and answers from the president. john, north hills, california, you are a republican. what is your confidence level in president biden? caller: good morning, good to be on c-span again. i would like to say i'm very concerned about the direction that hunter biden's foreign -- i said hunter biden, didn't i? perhaps that's the case. because joe biden's former policy, the template for it is clearly laid out in hunter biden's laptop. this is a policy of money laundering, corruption, all proven cases. so we see that he's taken our foreign policy back to the obama era, pay for play. line my pockets, i'll line yours. that's a deep concern for every american. this president's son is unactive criminal investigation. host: all right. john in california. ron in missouri, democratic caller, you are next. caller: and the last gentlemen,
my god, these people. the vitriol these people come with. let me say this. at least mr. biden, our president, is does not comport himself like some frat boy that -- if the man drank it would have been something to lay it on. but, no, the way trump comported himself in front of putin in helsinki, i don't think we have to worry about that. i'm going to say it. i'm with the lady earlier, the vitriol they display towards this man. i watch fox news occasionally. just to see the vitriol these people come with. they are all angry people. it comes from the orange line coward. we have got to come together, people. and please, stop letting the
republicans call in on the independent line. thank you, have a great day. host: rick in california. sends us a text. the border's foreign policy and it, too, is a failure. we need a sovereign defense solution. i'm an american citizen not a globalist. america's back where? i see crime is up. defund teachers union, not police. bonnie says, i shi think we should come up with a fixed rate for around the world and tax rate for the elite. having a confident and experienced president by biden our allies have no longer alienated and have confidence working with the u.s. this from albert, keeping those from seeking asylum in mexico but it is not a solution to our migration problem given a fact the asylum seekers have a legal right to seek asylum in the united states. in ohio, independent, ann, what
do you say about president biden's foreign policy agenda? caller: i'm scared for the country. very scared. and i'm not the only one. that's almost everyone i'm talking about. biden voters. and there's people that are paying attention. this has got to be realized by the people that are not seeing it and aren't paying attention. the fact that we had a big problem with joe biden running originally when he was -- should have been under investigation. and it seems that our f.b.i. is a biden-obama-hillary clinton organization. they have to be vetted. we have to have better security, especially our military needs support. this is very sad for this whole country where it's going. host: ann, let me ask you.
what is the biggest -- which country is the biggest threat to the united states and why? caller: well, right now i'd have to say china. china. hands down. and that -- they are positioning themselves, they are very open about it. if you are paying attention you can get that information. they are very open about taking over. and that's coming. it's evident. and the various broadcasts that are suppressing that information like big tech and some of the democrat-owned stations, that is very disturbing. because it's -- especially a president on twitter when you have john brennan and maxine waters spewing the vitriol that other fellow -- i don't know
what vitriol he's talking about. but people with common sense know the difference. host: so let's listen to president biden talk about china. he was asked about it at the news conference yesterday. talked about the need for transparency. president biden: i think china has to start to act more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights and transparency. transparency matters. across the board. and i think the idea that -- for example, one of the things i raised and others raced, i wasn't the only one who raised this at the g-7 is that we don't know we haven't had access to the laboratories to determine whether or not -- i have not reached a conclusion because our intelligence community has not been certain. whether or not this was a consequence of from the
marketplace, interfacing with animals and the environment that caused this covid-19, or whether it was an experiment gone awry in a laboratory. it's important to know the answer to that because we have to have access -- we have to build a system whereby we can know what -- when we see another transparent -- lack of transparency might produce another pandemic. we have to have access. the world has to have access. we are trying to figure out in the g-7 whether we can put together an international basis upon which we could have a bottom line with what the transparency accounted for. host: president biden on china yesterday when he was asked about the country and the leadership of it at yesterday's news conference. look at the headline on the front page of the "wall street
journal" this morning. g-7 leaders pressure beijing on human rights violations. take a look at how china responded to the g-7 summit. they sent out from their embassy in u.k., their spokesman was quoted as saying, the so-called rules based international system advocated -- at the g-7 summit, they wrote this, we always believe that countries big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equal and world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries, they wrote. the days when global decisions were dictated by small group of countries are long gone. china belongs to the g-20 which those countries, those leaders, are expected to gather in october. rick in spring, texas, independent. hi. good morning. caller: good morning. i have been a viewer of c-span since the first day of operation in 1979.
you offered that politics stop at the water's edge. i think that is more a time that is given to when we are overseas we don't speak badly of the united states. rather than criticizing somebody that is overseas. perhaps i'm wrong there. i'd like to associate myself fully with the comments from the fellow from california and ann. and the gentleman from missouri, it's laughable to talk about vitriol being hurled at biden when trump went through four years of it and more? it's crazy. host: what's the foreign policy, what concerns you? caller: well, a complete opening of the southern border. i'm in texas. our culture is destroyed, frankly. that's number one. acquiescence to china.
general weakness in the middle east. was in good shape and now it's blowing up. everything he can do wrong and his cohorts, he's not in charge of this. i don't say that with any presh -- pleasure, but everything they can do wrong, they are doing. it's not by accident. they know what they are up to. it's just very, very sad. host: you mentioned the border in central america. the headline in the "washington post." central american women are fleeing domestic violence amid a pandemic and few find refuge in the united states. "the washington post" reports that though president biden quickly signed several executive orders to roll back some of president trump's most draconian policies, they write, including one that sent asylum seekers back to mexico to await their
court hearings, a number of other restrictive measures and rulings remain in place. biden has ordered review of the entire asylum system to determine whether authorities provide protection of those fleeing domestic or gang violence consist tept international stans. that's "the washington post" this morning. there is also the "politico" reporting this morning about border wall funds. you can find that on -- excuse me, rollcall.com. in their headline is the bime offers plans for those unused border wall funding. roll call reports the money would be used for border technology, clean up of wall sites and schools for military person mel and more. read more if you go to rollcall.com the patrick in naples, florida, democratic caller. hi. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call.
a picture tells a thousand words they say. if you saw a picture of trump when he walked out of his private meeting with putin, putin looked like the cat who swallowed the can nary. and trump looked like a boy that just got caught underneath the bleachers looking up somebody's skirt. i guarantee you when putin is done talking with biden he's not going to have that grin on his face. and when people talk about hunter biden and bidens being so corrupt, you need to go back -- we won't know this until we get all his financial records, but how much money the russians, especially putin's people, have given trump over the years. he's not a billionaire. he's a pocket puppet of putin. i'm really getting upset with americans who want to side with
these beautien puppets. they are passing laws that are the same pass in russia. what's wrong with people? host: what laws are you referring to, patrick? caller: over here in florida, another putin puppet, desantis, passed a law if 20 people gather, they are considered a riot. we can't stand up to these people anymore because they are passing laws that will make us criminals. it's sad not many americans believe in this guy. the difference between having a statesman and a spokesman or a showman really shows because more people in this world now trust americans than don't. host: let's leave it there. i want to show you and others from nbc's' interview with the russian president when he had to
say when he responded to accusations that he's a killer. >> late john mccain in congress called you a kirl. when president trump was asked -- was told you are a killer he didn't deny it. when pribe asked -- president biden asked whether he believes you are a killer. he replied, i do. mr. president, are you a killer? >> i have gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and barriers all kinds of pretext and reasons. different caliber and fierceness. none of it surprises me. as far as harsh rhetoric, i think this is an expression of overall u.s. culture. of course hollywood, there are underlying deep things in hollywood. macho. which can be attributed to cinematic art. that's part of u.s. political culture. what's considered normal. by wait, not here. it is not considered normal here. >> i don't think i heard you answer the question, direct
question. >>dy answer. i'll add if you let me. i heard dozens of such accusations. especially during the period of great events during our counterterrorism efforts in pakistan. when that happens it's guided by the interest of russian people and state. sentiments in terms of who calls somebody who, what kind of labels, this is not something i worry about in the least. host: the russian president exclusive nbc interview. take a look at what president biden had to say about u.s.-russian relations at that news conference yesterday. president biden: make it clear. i think he's right it's a low point. it depends not how he responds to acting consistent with international norms. which in many cases he has not. as i told him when i was running, when i got elected, before i was sworn in that i was going to find out whether or not he, in fact, did engage in trying to interfere in our
election. that i was going to take a look at whether he was involved in the cyber security breach that occurred, etc. if i did i was going to respond. i did. i checked it out. so i had access actuality intelligence. he was engaged in those activities. i did respond. and made it clear that i would respond again. with regard to -- always found and i don't mean to suggest that the president should not know. but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other. it's about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with russia. we are not looking for conflict. we are looking to resolve those actions which we think are inconsistent with international norms. number one. number two, where we can work together, we may be able to do that in terms of some strategic
doctrine that may be able to be worked together we are ready to do it. maybe other areas. there's even talk maybe the ability to work together on climate. so the bottom line is that i think the best way to deal with this is for he and i to meet. he and i to have our discussion. i know you don't doubt that i'll be very straightforward with him about our concerns. and i will make clear my view of how that meeting turned out. he'll make clear how -- from his perspective how it turned out. host: president biden from yesterday. take a look at this. the nato alliance, the leaders of the countries that make up that alliance, including president biden, have gathered in brussels, belgium. this is a live picture this morning. you can see the prime minister of canada, the president of turkey, the president of germany, angela merkel, all on that stage for what they call a family photo. those are our nato allies gathered together in brussels,
belgium. for a summit that begins today and continues throughout the day. the president will have a news conference following today's nato summit at 12:50 p.m. eastern time. he will take questions about these meetings. what was promised. and where these leaders disagree. this morning we are asking you your confidence level in president biden's handling of foreign affairs as he continues with his first overseas trip as president. he began with the g-7 summit. yesterday a meeting with the queen of england. then today the nato summit. on wednesday he'll be meeting with president putin. james in san diego, california, republican. let's go to you, james. what's your confidence level in president biden's handling of foreign affairs? caller: well, i'm glad you asked that question because, number one, president biden has already paid putin off with the gasline to germany. and merkel loves that idea
because she lived in east germany before germany was reunited itself. number two, the president is going to have a private meeting with putin. i believe that that was really trumped on when trump tried to do the same thing and everybody criticized him tremendously. number three, i would like to know how much money russia -- has in his portfolio in russia already. number five -- number four, let's talk about ukraine. i believe when president biden was the vice president, obama sent medical aid instead of weapons and so forth. i believe that trump sent weapons for the ukraine to be able to protect itself. number five, let's talk about china. china's big thing is going to be, china decides to take taiwan. what we are going to do in the south china sea with the rights of navigation and so forth. i haven't seen anything on any of these things.
lastly, i believe president obama was awarded the peace prize before he ever became president. how do you explain those, gretchen? host: all right, james in california. a republican caller. we are asking your confidence in president biden's handling of foreign policy. he's at the nato summit in brussels. you can see the leaders gathering around there as they watch a video presentation then they'll go off to their summit meetings. the alliance of the nato leaders and the headquarters there in brussels belgium. the agenda includes countries like china but also what to do about afghanistan and strengthening the transatlantaic relationship according to the white house. then of course, you have article 5 that binds all of these countries together. for the nato alliance. that is that the parties agree that an armed attack against one
or more of them in europe or north america shall be considered an attack against them all. consequently they agree if such an armed attack occurred each of them in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by article 51 of the charter of the united nations will assist the party or parties so attacked by taking forthwith individually and in concert with the other parties such action as it deems necessary. including the use of armed force to restore and maintain the security of the north atlantic area. that's article 5. you watch the leaders depart the stage and go behind closed doors for their meetings. mark in millford, new hampshire. independent. mark, what's your confidence level? caller: it's nice to see our new president, joe biden, represent america well over the g-7 summit in corn wall. when meeting prime minister boris johnson and queen
elizabeth, now heading off to brussels, belgium. for the nato summit there. i think the big question will be how he'll handle president putin in geneva, switzerland, when they meet. because our last president, president donald trump, was criticized that he would talk big, but then when he met putin, putin manhandled him. i really hope that many president biden is strong with putin. hopefully we find out, too, what happened with our elections in the way was russia involved in trying to manipulate our elections. and about the cyber attacks from people within russia that slowed up our gas and maybe hurt our economy a little bit. i really hope that president biden is strong against on putin willing to work with him, but to say you guys going to attack us there will be a price to pay. host: stanford, connecticut, republican. hi, sergio. caller: good morning, greta.
how are you this morning? host: good morning. how do you think president biden has done so far in his first trip overseas? caller: greta, can i make a comment about the southern border if it's ok with you? i waited about 15 minutes. host: yep. that's foreign policy. go ahead. caller: so i came here from italy. i'm an immigrant, obviously. i sympathize with anybody that wants to be an immigrant. i sympathize with all of them. but i do have a problem with these people from guatemala, honduras. i was watching the united states national team a few nights ago, and they were playing honduras. now, if italy had mistreated me, if i lived under a dictatorship, if they mistreated me really bad like these people say they do, when i was at the game watching the game, i would have been draped in an american flag for
allowing me to come here. instead, they were draped in honduras' flag. so what does that tell you? how pressed could these people -- oppressed could these people have been? host: ok. sergio's thoughts there in stanford, account k on your screen the president has left what is called the family photo of the nato leaders posing for cameras. all the leaders who make up the nato alliance. now they have gone into a room, the press has been allowed into the conference room where the leaders will gather around that table and discuss the issues at hand. there is the president of germany there at the table. saw president biden come in as well. let's just see, watch for a little bit here, as we watch the president get his notes and talk to his other -- talk to his -- the other leaders from the nato alliance.
host: we understand the president will -- this meeting will be closed to the press. the press will be asked to leave. then they will meet with the leaders to discuss issues. then the president following today's summit will have a news conference. again, that will take place at 12:50 p.m. eastern time. you can watch it right here on c-span or go to our website. c-span.org. download the free c-span he radio app and listen to what the president has to say. florida, we'll go to you. democratic caller. what do you think? what's your confidence level in president biden's foreign
policy? caller: 100% compared to what we had for the last four years. this man is a grown up. he acts like a grown up. he talks to these other people from other countries in a great light. you can just see it. he's presidential. the other guy would call names. i don't even want to mention his name bhause because he was a mess. -- because he was a mess. host: fort ottawa, texas, democratic caller, good morning. caller: good morning. how you doing? host: fine. your confidence level? caller: hey, i think the president would be diplomatic. he would do great for the country. and he will not hide behind closed doors and come out and tell us that he was tough on putin. he was an embarrassment to the united states. he was weak. and he was a mockery. for the united states. he was the weakest we ever had. host: all right.
j.c. in texas. democratic caller. listen to what the french president, macron, had to say after a bilateral meeting, ahead of a bilateral meeting with president biden. this is from g-7 summit in cornwall, england. >> we are just -- we have had a good couple days so far. i have had a chance to spend some time with president macron. get to know him. we had some things to talk about a little later. things are going, i think, well. we are, as we say back in states, we are on the same page. thank you. >> thank you. thank you, mr. president. i want to thank you for the working -- we have to deal with this pandemic and the covid-19. we have to face a lot of
challenges, crisis, climate change, and for all the issues what we need is cooperation. i think it's great to have u.s. president willing to cooperate. i think that what you demonstrate is leadership, partnership. and we appreciate. president biden: i think we can do that, too. the united states, i said before, we are back. the u.s. is back. feel very, very strongly about the cohesion of nato. i, for one, think that the european union is an incredibly strong and vibrant entity. that has a lot to do with the ability of to not only handle the economic issues, but provide the backbone and support for nato.
so i -- we are very supportive. very supportive. host: you heard the french president praising president biden for being a president that wants to be, quote, part of the club. that was from the g-7 summit. now listen to what the united kingdom prime minister, boris johnson, had to say about u.k.-u.s. relationships. prime minister johnson: first of all the whole issue of the relationship between the u.k. and the united states and what's happened over the last years. it's the job of all prime ministers, everybody who does my job, to have close relations, or close working relationship with the president of the united states. and i think what maybe has been helpful, useful in building the partnership with joe biden, who has been the common interest we have in attacking climate change, for instance, which we
discussed extensively. the campaign i have been running for a long time on education which he completely shares. but the whole idea of leveling up. which is at the core of what this government is trying to do. using infrastructure, using better skills, technology to give people access to high rate, high skills jobs around the whole country. that's something that i know the president's engaged in a big program that bears some resemblance to a lot of that agenda. and when it comes to building back better for the world, and making sure that we build back greener together, i think that we are on the same page. i also -- it's been very refreshing and very interesting to listen to.
host: the british prime minister there on u.s.-u.k. relations. delaware, what do you think about the president's foreign policy performance so far? caller: well, so far on performance i don't have a lot to go on. but i can look at his history as a part of the obama administration eight years of appeasement. secretary gates made that strong statement that for the last four decades joe biden has been on the wrong side of history in terms of national security and foreign policy. i don't think he's going to stray too far from his past. a few minutes ago president biden said something i -- i chuckled about. he was talking about china and how china needs to be transparent with the information concerning the virus. and i thought, well, where's
that transparency with the southern border? since they have taken control, they have shut down all media access to the southern border. you can't get a tv camera or crew down there. is that america? honestly, is that america? and then the other question that i have, i'm wondering, whether the nato countries, are they still current in their dues in terms -- that was one of the things that president trump was very vocal about. i think it may even upset some of the nato members that they are being called out for not paying their dues. i'm wondering are they current on their dues and membership? or have they fallen back to what they -- just lagging behind for the peace and security. host: that's a great question.
women we will -- one we will ask coming up at 8:30 eastern time. we'll talk with rachel ellehuus, the deputy director of the europe, rusha, andure asia program. i'll write that down, hopefully you'll still be watching and hear her answer. richard in minneapolis. republican. hi, richard. caller: good morning. this guy's a complete disaster. he gave the money to iran. we had them on their knees with the sanctions that trump put on. then he said to hamas, so they could send missiles over to israel. and what else did he do? he opened up the border. yeah, we got a lot of room at the border for letting everybody come in. and then he closed down the pipeline, our gas prices are going up. he gave the pipeline to russia. so this guy is a disaster.
he put the climate change ahead of everything else. ahead of our prosperity. china is sending us about $50 billion a year. we send them $500 billion, $600 billion a year for their junk to send -- wish they were manufacturing it here. host: i'm going to leave it there. president biden in brussels belgium. meetings are under way for the 31st nato summit. the first for this president of the united states. he's still on his first overseas trip. he started out with a g-7 summit in england. then yesterday after a news conference made his way to brussels for the nato summit. there are meetings. then the president at 12:50 p.m. eastern time will hold another news conference. take questions about what transpired today in brussels. and then he will continue on his trip.
meeting with president putin on wednesday. your confidence level in the president's handling of foreign affairs. take a look at a recent poll that found from abc news, they found 57% of you have confidence in biden to do the right thing regarding world affairs. 52% trust the president to negotiate on america's behalf with world leaders. 49% of you said that you trust the president to negotiate with putin. 44% say america's leadership in the world has gotten stronger under this president. and 36% say it's gotten weaker. do you agree or disagree with those numbers this morning? we want to hear from you. again, the phone numbers, republicans, 202-748-8001. democrats, 202-748-8000. independents, 202-748-8002. you can also text us with your first name, city, and state at
202-748-8003. join us on twitter, the handle is @cspanwj. go to facebook.com/c-span as well. here's the president from his news conference yesterday after leaving the c-7 summit talking about what happened at that gathering in england. president biden: the only way we are going to meet the global threats that -- is by working together with our partners and allies. i conveyed to each of the -- my g-7 counterparts that the united states is going to do our part. america is back at the table. america is back at the table. the lack of participation in the past and full engagement was noticed significantly. not only by leaders of those countries, but by the people in the g-7 countries. and america's back. and business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held
values. and so the bottom line is i was very pleased with the outcome of the entire conference. and i notice there was a lot of coverage of my individual comments made by my colleagues about how we were getting along together, but the truth of the matter is we d i felt, it wasn't about me, but it was about america. i felt a genuine sense of enthusiasm. that america was back at the table. and fully, fully engaged. host: president biden saying america's back at the table. what do you think of how he is handling foreign affairs? what's your confidence level? take a look at two headlines about the g-7 summit of the the headline in the "wall street journal" front page, g-7 leaders pressure beijing on human rights violations. then you have "the new york
times" front page headline, though rifts persist, unity returns to the g-7. peggy in washington state, a democratic caller. you are up first, peggy. good morning to you. go ahead. caller: good morning. yes, i have a lot of confidence in biden. he's got a lot of experience. he's got a good team with him. and i know europe is extremely happy to see him in action. and leadership. yes, i'm very pleased. host: peggy, which countries give you -- keep you awake at night? or make you concerned about america? which other countries? caller: russia bothers me deeply. especially what they have been doing with solar winds and hacking into some of our companies. that bothers me a lot. i hope biden deals with that properly. host: what kind of tone do you think the president should have
in his meeting with the president bush -- russian president on wednesday? caller: just a calm assertive, firm tone. host: why do you say calm? caller: just keep it calm. keep it matter of fact. this is what we are going to do. we don't like what you're doing. stop it. host: peggy in washington, state. caller: or we'll deal with t host: roy in kingsston, north carolina, independent. what do you say? caller: i personally think that president biden handling of foreign affairs is a big step up from the one of the previous president. i think he's shown a commitment to more multilateral foreign affairs on dealing with important affairs issues like china. he definitely shows a lot more of a commitment to working with allies. our allies across the atlantic in dealing with china. i have seen -- host: what in corn wall,
specific guest: well, if i remember correctly i saw -- i read a few articsles in the financial times, a financial newspaper in britain, but it discussed several issues that were discussed. the issues in cornwall like, playing to toughen the response into new high-tech threats which i imagine is somehow linked to cornwall. like a promised commitment to change how governments respond to china. president biden planning to use a target subsidies to help strengthen the u.s. to compete more effectively. host: ok. that was roy in kingston, north carolina nfpblgt here's the president at his news conference yesterday when he was asked about china and transparency from that country. president biden: i think china has to start to act more responsibly in terms of
international norms and human rights. and transparency. transparency matters. across the board. and i think the idea that -- for example, one of the things i raised and others raised, i wasn't the only one who raised this at the g-7. was the -- we don't know -- we haven't had access to the laboratories to determine whether or not -- i have not reached a conclusion because our intelligence community has not -- is not certain yet. whether or not this was a consequence of -- from the marketplace of a bat interfacing with animals and the environment that caused this covid-19. or whether it was an experiment gone awry in a laboratory. it's important to know the answer to that because we have to have access -- we have to build a system whereby we can know what -- when we see another
transparent -- lack of transparency might produce another pandemic. we have to have access. the world has to have access. we are trying to figure out the g-7, whether we can put together an international basis upon which we could have a bottom line with what the transparency accounted for. host: president biden on china and his handling of the covid-19 pandemic. from "politico" the fact take aways they say of the g-7 summit include the chiding of china. from "politico's" reporting. china emerged as wuvent main topics for the g-7 leaders. two years on since their physical meeting. the president has tightened his grip on hong kong and stepped up china's military presidentence around taiwan, while international tension is on the plight of muslims in that country has grown doctor
matically. the g-7 leaders mention add number of contentious issues that would royal beijing, including a call for another investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in china. as well as endorsing $100 billion ambition to compete with beijing's road initiative that has built massive infrastructure in developing countries. you saw the "wall street journal" headline about the g-7 leaders pressuring beijing on human rights violations. how did china respond? from its embassy in the united kingdom they put out a statement yesterday saying, we always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or witch, are equals and the world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries. the days when global decisions were dictated by small group of countries are long gone, they write. paul in california, democratic caller. how do you think the president is handling world affairs? caller: i think he's doing a yeoman job.
i think he is knowledgeable. and respectful. i think respect is the main ingredient that differs from our most recent president. biden clearly respects these other nations, including those that we are not friendly with. . and that is going to get us ahead than we've seen in the prior years. host: do you believe he showed respect to vladimir putin? caller: i think so. host: why do you think that would work? caller: putin is like the rest of us. he needs to be respected. it's critical, in fact. it's the lack of respect from his fellows that makes putin such a dangerous man. i think biden shows both
strength and commitment and respect for this russian premier. host: do you think russia would respond better to action and not words? caller: i don't think that precludes action. i don't respect and action are opposites. host: got it. let's listen to the president when he was asked about his upcoming meeting on wednesday. reporter: i want to ask you about a comment that vladimir putin said today. why do you think he has not changed his behavior in spite of what america has done up until this point? president biden: he's vladimir putin. i will not say more because i got to sit down with him. reporter: today he said that russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the united states if the united states would do the same for
russia in this meeting coming up. are you open to that trade with him? president biden: if there are crimes committed against russia that in fact are -- and the people that committed those crimes are harbored in the united states, i'm committed to holding them accountable. i heard that. i was told as i was flying here that he said that. i think that's potentially a good sign of progress. host: again, that meeting with the russian president takes place on wednesday. yesterday, on fox news sunday, the former secretary of state mike pompeo was asked about president biden and vladimir putin's meeting. here's what he had to say. >> when these two men sit down on tuesday -- on wednesday, rather, are you worried about what's going to happen? mr. pompeo: well, i heard secretary bicyclen say the right words. we need to work alongside the russians. we tried to do too.
we worked with ukraine with the defensive weapons. we built up the united states military. chris, we left nato $400 billion stronger than when we took over. we built that relationship in a way that really push pressure on vladimir putin. what i look for is the actions. it won't be about what is said. it won't be about whether the tone is right. it will be about the actions that the united states government is prepared to take to preserve and defend american interests and stop russian malign activity around the world. you recall when you hear president biden taking us back, back is the russians taking crimea from the watch of president obama. a fifth of ukraine. that's not a back the united states can afford to happen. we need to move forward and continue to defend the united states against the threats vladimir putin may pose, whether it's cyber or kinetic or any of the information efforts that vladimir putin will try to foist upon america if president biden is weak. host: do you agree or disagree with his assessment of how the
biden administration should handle the russian president? that meeting on wednesday. what is your confidence in president biden's handling of foreign affairs? president biden arrived in brussels, belgium yesterday. this morning, he and other leaders arrived in the formal ceremony at nato headquarters where then they met with the head of the nato, the secretary general there. and then, the president had a one-on-one meeting with the secretary general ahead of the -- all of the leaders gathering for what they call a family photo where they pose for the cameras and then president biden and his allies met in a room around a table to discuss the future of nato and what each country would like to see from the alliance. all of that taking place today in belgium. and the president will hold a news conference at nato headquarters after the meetings
and that will take place at 12:50 p.m. eastern time. belgium six hours ahead of us. so 12:50 p.m. eastern time here in the united states. you'll hear from the president right here on c-span. our watch on our website, c-span.org. you can also download the free c-span radio app. from the abc ipsus poll, they found a majority of americans trust president joe biden to negotiate on the u.s. behalf with our foreign counterparts. do you agree or disagree with that? that is our question for all of you this morning. republicans, dial in 202-748-8001. democrats, 202-748-8000. independents, 202-748-8002. henry in detroit, you're a democrat. what do you say, henry? caller: i want to speak what
pompeo just said, that they surprised the weapons from crimea because they were being forceful. no, they got caught trying to do some slick stuff over there and it was across the united states what they were doing. that's why they did what they said. host: henry, why do you have confidence in this president? caller: because he's been my -- i've been knowing joe biden for a long time. he's been keeping up with it for a long time. host: ok, henry. libby what she said on facebook. i trust a 3-year-old juggle fine cries tal than those -- crystal than those handling foreign affairs. our adversaries must know we are serious about taking action. and then you have benjamin on facebook. he may be nicer but his foreign policy is trump's foreign policy. bob in colorado, democratic
caller, what do you say, bob? caller: i say our president is very weak. and i think he's going to throw the united states to the chinese or to the -- to the russians because he doesn't know -- he never has done anything in his whole life while he was in the congress. even when he was vice president, he was a -- well, maybe i shouldn't say it this way, but he was a slouch like nothing. host: all right. larry in galesburg, illinois. republican. larry. caller: yes, thank you. i don't believe biden is strong enough to confront anyone, russians or the chinese. and all i believe that he's doing at these meetings is appeasing what the foreign government leaders want to hear.
and i got thrown off twitter because i made the comment that i wondered if biden was going to tell putin that he was going to take him up behind the barn and whip him. so i see biden as a very weak man. i see him as a very weak individual physically and mentally. i don't believe he has the capacity to deal anything ordeal for america in any way. thank you very much. and you all have an wonderful day. host: all right, larry. here's what the french president had to say about president biden's first meetings oversea -- overseas. president biden: we had a good couple days so far. i had a chance to spend some time with president macron, get to know him, and we have some things we'll talk a little bit later but things are going, i
think, well. and we're -- as we say back in the states, we're on the same page. so thank you. president macron: thank you. thank you, mr. president. we had a -- i want to thank you for yesterday and the working stations we had. we have to deal with this pandemic and covid-19. we have to face -- climate change. and for all these issues, what we need is cooperation. i think it's great to have the u.s. president part of the club and willing to cooperate. and i think that what you demonstrate is leadership is partnership. president biden: i think we can
do a lot, too. the united states is back. we feel very strongly about the cohesion of nato, and i for one think that the european union is an incredibly strong and vibrant entity. it has a lot to do with the ability of helping europe handle not only its economic issues, but provide the backbone and support for nato. we are very supportive. host: your reaction to hearing the president of france there, with president biden, praising him for having a president that is in the club. does that give you confidence or not? from south carolina, democratic caller. go ahead. caller: yes. i think it gives me a lot of confidence in joe biden as president. i think he is capable of
handling foreign affairs. we need someone to be able to mediate and be equal with our foreign countries. we have dealt with foreign countries in a disruptive way for a long time, and i think president biden has the confidence, the intelligence to handle foreign affairs, whether it be russia, france -- he has that confidence. that is all i have to say, thank you. host: eric on facebook says it will be a continuation of the bush-clinton, bush-obama-trump foreign policy. empty rhetoric, but no substantive improvements to our dysfunctional immigration laws. -- new factions for arms text money. robin on facebook says relieved. president biden is the damage -- is repairing the damage trump did on the international stage. biden hasn't been laughed out of
meetings. that's just for starters. we'll go to anna lee in california. a republican. what do you say? caller: i just think that this president is very, very weak. i think trump was a stronger leader for the united states of america. if our president biden can't take care of the united states of america, i feel that he can't take care of foreign affairs. our borders are ridiculous. our taxes are going up. this is a very weak man. he may sound soft, but we need a fighter for our country. that is all i have to say. host: all right, anna lee. the president tweeting 9:30 a.m. this morning. our nato alliance is stronger than ever. today, i am joining our 29 allies to discuss our collective defense including from russian aggression, challenges from
china, malicious cyber activity, terrorism, and climate change. now, the president in brussels, is six hours ahead of us, so he's had a busy morning already. the president's schedule included meeting with the prime minister of estonia, president of latvia, and the president of lithuania. also, greeted by the nato secretary general. and then a family photo, as you saw, with nato leaders. he then participated in the nato summit. he'll have a bilateral meeting later with the president of turkey and then that news conference that we talked about at 12:50 p.m. eastern time. again, you'll be able to watch and listen right here on c-span as well as c-span.org or go to our c-span radio app and listen there. foreign policy, what's your confidence level? according to a poll, 57% of you have confidence in biden to do the right thing regarding world affairs. 52% of you trust biden to negotiate on america's behalf.
when asked if you trust the president to negotiate with putin, 49% said yes. the poll also includes questions about america's leadership in the world. 44% say it has gotten stronger under the president, while 36% said it has gotten weaker. we want your reaction to that pole and your confidence level in the president. peter in new hampshire, republican. what do you think, peter? caller: good morning, greta. i have no confidence in joe biden as president and the reason -- there are several good reasons why. number one, donald trump was a hands-on president. host: ok. caller: the minute donald trump announced he was going to run, they were on top of him because for them in washington it's d.c., it's the swamp as usual. business as usual. whether it's corrupt or not, it doesn't really matter.
the other thing is, biden is going to cave in. right now joe biden is a figure head like all presidents. the truth of the matter is the people in washington, d.c., the people in power are obama holdovers and we all know where it's headed. i mean, greta, really, who's fooling who here? host: when you say biden is going to cave in, what are you referring to? caller: well, let's take a look, for instance, the pipeline. he had -- our -- this administration had no problem shutting down the keystone pipeline, but they just handed the keys to the kingdom, allowing russia and the ukraine to go ahead and finish and complete that gas project to germany. as far as i can tell, it looks like angela merkel is just as bad as joe biden.
she's -- what they don't seem to understand over there in germany is that all putin has to do is shut that flow of fuel off to germany, then germany is back to burning coal as usual. nothing changes. nothing is changing. host: the president was asked yesterday about his reaction to president putin saying relationships -- relations with the united states is at a low point. here's what he had to say. president biden: let me make it clear. i think it's right it's a low point. it depends on how he responds to acting consistently with international norms, which in many cases, he has not. i told him when i was running, and when i got elected, before i was sworn in, that i was going to find out whether or not he did in fact engage and trying to interfere in our election. i was going to take a look at whether he was involved in the cyber security breach that occurred, etc.
if i did, i was going to respond. i checked it out, i had access to all the intelligence, he was engaged in those activities, and i did respond and made it clear that i would respond again. with regard to -- i always found -- and i don't mean to suggest that the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other. it is about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship with russia. we are not looking for conflict. we are looking to resolve those actions which we think are inconsistent with international norms. number one. number two, where we can work together, we may be able to do that in terms of some strategic doctrine that may be able to work together. we may be able to do it in other areas. there is even talk there may be the ability to work together on climate.
the bottom line is, and i think the best way to deal with this is for he and i to meet, to have our discussion. i know you don't doubt that i will be straightforward with him about our concerns, and i will make clear in my view of how that meeting turned out, he will make clear from his perspective how it turned out. host: president biden at his conference yesterday. by the way, you can watch that news conference in its entirety if you missed it if you go to our website c-span.org. when you hit play on the video player on our website, you're going to see gold stars where we have marked key moments or the points of interest from that news conference. so if you can't watch the whole thing, you are looking for a certain part, you will be able to find it on our video player. your confidence and president biden's handling of foreign affairs. francesca on facebook rights -- writes -- total confidence to deal with
anything that comes his way. and then you have ron in pennsylvania, people think biden is doing well in other countries, but what is he doing in the united states? destroying union jobs, higher gas prices, higher taxes, open borders. americans live here, not overseas. been in springfield, massachusetts, a democratic caller. what do you say, ben? caller: thank you for taking my call. i am a supporter of the president. i supported his campaign, and i support him as the president of the united states of america. i think he is mature, and we needed a mature person at this time in our history. i watched the gentleman who he replaced, and i was very disappointed. i watched his career for a long time. i lived in queens back in the
late 1960's, early 1970's. i remember his caring, his activities. i am speaking of trump now. during the time his father was still alive, i watched him in the case where the lady would -- lady was beat up in central park, i watched how he took the wrong position and did not pay attention to the inspectors. i watched him talk about the military, hurt his father talk to him about the military. i know he avoided the draft. i know he told his kids to avoid the draft. host: what is your point? caller: i am trying to let people know, trying to testify, that we have a good president, a good man, a good human being. what we need to do is support
him. some of the callers are not doing that. some of them are still dealing with trump and trump is not the president anymore. in fact, trump tried to take over this country by force on january 6. 2001. so that's my point. thank you very much for accepting my call. host: 2021 is what i think you meant. we'll go to tom in illinois. republican. caller: hi. trump is flawed as a candidate because nobody searched him out. he is in with russia and china. i mean, biden is. biden is. nobody went and -- host: was that a correction from your wife? [laughter] caller: yes. i don't have any confidence in him at all. his own secretary of state under
obama said that in 47 years he was never right on any foreign policy and if you want to get along with all the leaders of the g-7 and all around the country, all around the world, you just give them more money. that's what he'sing do. he will -- what he's doing. he will impose a 50% tax on them. don't people see this? it's ridiculous. of course they're going to like him. when someone gives you money, you are happy. that's what's going on right now. host: larry, san diego, a republican as well. what's your confidence of biden handling foreign affairs? caller: i don't have any confidence. no one has bought up this issue, but we have a number of iranian ships that are traveling with missiles to venezuela. is biden going to do anything about it? he has a question of china, about where the virus started.
with all of the information he has in his hand, he has a question? russia, he sent blankets to the ukraine. he thinks climate change is the highest military issue? really? he has no clue about our own sovereignty, no border control. he isn't going after the u.n., w.h.o. for its complicit nature with china over the virus. kamala is embarrassing. no statement of guidelines to get anything done. she will pay corrupt countries with our tax dollars and those dollars will not make it to the people that need it that are the reason why they're coming to -- leaving their own country. so i have no confidence in this president whatsoever. host: all right, larry. dennis, sun prairie, wisconsin. caller: hello.
i think biden is doing a great job. he knows what he is doing. host: what gives you that confidence? caller: because of him. his personality, everything. that is who he is. he knows what he is doing, how do you think he got in there? how did he get the job? no joker. boy. host: ok. frank in florida. independent. frank, what do you say? caller: hi. i say it doesn't matter very much if you have confidence in joe biden or not because it's not joe biden. the people around him who are advising him. you have jim kerry, susan rice. this is the obama 2.0 administration who was absolutely horrible at foreign policy. i do not trust john kerry for a second. as long as those two and others
are advising the president, then, no, i have zero confidence in this administration. thank you for taking my call. host: the president started out his first overseas trip at the g-7 summit in england. listen to what the prime minister of britain had to say about us-uk relations. prime minister johnson: first, on the whole issue of the relationship between the u.k. and the united states, and what's happened over the last few years, it's the job of all prime ministers, everybody that does my job, to have close relations or close working relationship with the president of the united states. i think what will be helpful, useful, in building the partnership with joe biden, who's been the common interest we have in tackling climate change, which we discussed