Jan 18, 2017

What Biden told Davos

Michel Euler / AP

Russia is threatening the "liberal international order": Biden went after Putin directly, and said he's using "every tool" in his power to whittle away at Europe and undermine Western democracies. Biden also warned that he expects Russia to meddle in the many European elections being held later this year.

"The top 1% is not carrying their weight": Steps must be taken to close the rift between those "racing ahead at the top" and those "struggling to hang on in the middle."

Beware emerging demagogues and autocrats: They're seeking to capitalize on people's insecurities. Biden discussed the rising popular movements across the world, and said they demonstrate a dangerous willingness to revert to political small-mindedness. "In this case, using Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, or xenophobic rhetoric to stoke fear, sow division, and advance their own narrow agendas" offers only a false sense of security.

Davos tell us how you really feel: a nice detail from the pool report by Steve Clemons

Biden: In two days, there will be a new president of the United StatesAudience: Boo
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