President Joe Biden touched down in San Francisco on Tuesday the place he’s set to carry a high-profile assembly with Chinese language President Xi Jinping whereas dealing with a possible authorities shutdown again in Washington D.C.
Greeting him on the airport was California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has change into a high Biden marketing campaign surrogate after final yr being talked about as a possible presidential candidate.
Newsom, who lately returned from his personal assembly with Xi in Beijing, is internet hosting a giant bucks fundraiser for Biden’s marketing campaign together with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Becoming a member of him at San Francisco Worldwide Airport to greet Biden was his spouse Jennifer, together with metropolis mayor London Breed and Rep. Kevin Mullin (D-Calif.).
The president supplied transient phrases in regards to the strained US-China relationship shortly earlier than leaving the White Home.
He known as for bringing them again to a ‘regular course of corresponding.’
‘We’re not making an attempt to decouple from China. What we’re making an attempt to do is change the connection for the higher,’ he stated.
Biden’s Wednesday assembly with Xi is the principle occasion of his four-day go to to San Francisco, the place leaders from the 21 economies that make up the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation discussion board are gathering for his or her annual summit.
President Joe Biden greets California Gov. Gavin Newsom, heart, and his spouse Jennifer, San Francisco London Breed and Rep. Kevin Mullin, D-Calif., entrance, as he arrives at San Francisco Worldwide Airport for the APEC summit. Newsom has change into a high marketing campaign surrogate for Biden, 80
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his spouse Jennifer wait to greet President Joe Biden at San Francisco Worldwide Airport. Newsom is ready to carry a fundraiser for Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Tuesday night
U.S.-China relations have been frayed for months, however the White Home hopes a chugging U.S. economic system and slowing unemployment can carry it new credibility in Biden’s talks with different leaders.
‘The president actually feels we’ve bought the wind at our again right here,’ stated White Home nationwide safety spokesman John Kirby on the flight west.
Kirby additionally made some information as he briefed reporters Tuesday. He stated Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad used tunnels beneath hospitals in Gaza to hide army operations and to carry hostages. It was simply the primary time the warfare within the Center East was anticipated to inject itself into the financial dialog that drew world leaders right here.
Moreover, Biden has been urged to satisfy San Francisco’s homeless and see the town’s squalor first-hand whereas he is within the metropolis by the Bay. Social rights advocates have criticized the latest cleanup spree of San Francisco streets, saying it is merely to not embarrass the nation when all of the overseas leaders are on the town.
However whereas Asian-Pacific points are on the desk, Biden may also work to maintain the Israel-Hamas warfare from exploding right into a broader battle and to influence Republican lawmakers to proceed to spend billions extra on the pricey Ukrainian effort to repel Russia’s almost 21-month outdated invasion.
President Joe Biden is in San Francisco for high-stakes talks with Chinese language President Xi Jinping whereas internet hosting the APEC convention
Biden’s agenda consists of worldwide diplomacy, financial cooperation – and elevating marketing campaign money
‘President Biden this coming week can be doing much more than simply assembly with President Xi,’ White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan advised reporters on Monday.
He added that Biden would put ahead his financial imaginative and prescient for the area, make the case that the U.S. is ‘the very eminent driver’ for sustainable financial progress within the Asia-Pacific, and maintain the area out as important to U.S. financial progress.
Whereas in San Francisco, Biden additionally will attend a fundraiser Tuesday evening for his re-election. He’ll additionally maintain a bilateral assembly with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In the meantime, again in Washington, Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan to avert a authorities shutdown faces a key vote on Tuesday, as he tries to beat hardline opposition from his personal Republicans however could choose up some help from Democrats.
Johnson is making an attempt to rally Republican help for a ‘clear’ two-step persevering with decision, or ‘CR,’ that may maintain federal funding ranges unchanged into early subsequent yr.
President Joe Biden boarded Air Drive One to make his option to San Francisco for his excessive stakes assembly with Xi Jinping
Biden holds talks with Chinese language President Xi Jinping
Biden is internet hosting the APEC summit in San Francisco this week
The president faces polling troubles in his marketing campaign and political troubles in Washington, with authorities funding set to run out Friday and Home Republicans getting ready to maneuver a ‘laddered’ quick time period funding extension
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, Congress’ high Democrat, gave a tentative welcome to the proposal on Monday.
‘For now, I’m happy that Speaker Johnson appears to be transferring in our path by advancing a CR that doesn’t embrace the extremely partisan cuts that Democrats have warned towards,’ Schumer stated
However Home Republican hardliners are threatening to make use of procedural roadblocks to cease the invoice from advancing.
And, if it does cross each chambers of Congress, Biden should nonetheless signal it into regulation. The deadline to fund the federal government is midnight Friday.