U.S. President Biden to Discuss Israel-Hamas War and Unity on Support for Ukraine

Noah Silverbrook

Updated Friday, October 20, 2023 at 3:53 AM CDT

U.S. President Biden to Discuss Israel-Hamas War and Unity on Support for Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden is set to hold discussions in Washington with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The talks will cover various topics, including the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and the potential for a ground offensive by Israel into Gaza. Unity and support for Ukraine will also be key areas of focus during the discussions.

One of the main issues at hand is the trade dispute between the U.S. and the European Union (EU). Negotiators are working to prevent the U.S. from resuming import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum that were imposed by former President Trump in 2018. The Biden administration has currently suspended these tariffs, but the suspension is contingent on both sides reaching an agreement on trade disputes by the end of the month.

However, hopes for resolving these longstanding trade disputes are diminishing. The U.S. wants the EU to apply metal tariffs to imports from China, but the EU has refused to do so. The EU is conducting a year-long investigation to comply with World Trade Organization rules.

In addition to the trade dispute, the U.S. and EU are also discussing a deal to mitigate the impact of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act. This act offers tax breaks to consumers who purchase electric vehicles (EVs) assembled in North America. The two sides have made progress on an agreement to allow EVs with EU-sourced critical materials, such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, manganese, and nickel, to qualify for partial tax breaks. However, a final agreement is unlikely to be reached before the summit.

It's important to note that the article also addresses a fabricated TikTok video featuring President Biden. In the video, Biden supposedly announces plans to invoke the Selective Service Act and reinstate the military draft. However, the video is completely false, and a spokesperson for the Selective Service System has stated that there have been no discussions regarding bringing back the draft. Congress must authorize a military draft, according to the Selective Service System.

President Biden's discussions with European leaders will cover various important topics, including the Israel-Hamas war, unity on support for Ukraine, and ongoing trade disputes. While progress has been made on certain issues, hopes for resolving all trade disputes before the summit are diminishing. Additionally, the fabricated TikTok video claiming the reinstatement of the military draft is entirely false, as confirmed by the Selective Service System.

Republican Bias:

Here we go again with President Biden's weak-kneed diplomacy, caving to the European Union's demands while neglecting the interests of American manufacturers. Rather than standing firm on import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, Biden's administration is bending over backwards to appease European leaders, risking American jobs and industries. And let's not forget the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act - a blatant attempt to push the green agenda and force American consumers into electric vehicles. The EU's refusal to apply tariffs on Chinese metal imports shows their lack of commitment to fair trade. And in the midst of all this, we have a fabricated TikTok video featuring Biden supposedly announcing plans to reinstate the military draft. This is what we get when we have a president more interested in appeasing foreign leaders than protecting American interests.

Liberal Bias:

Once again, we see the fallout from the disastrous policies of the previous administration. President Biden is left to clean up the mess, working tirelessly to resolve the trade dispute with the European Union - a dispute that was unnecessarily escalated by Trump's reckless imposition of tariffs. Biden's administration is also making strides in promoting green initiatives, working on a deal to incentivize the purchase of electric vehicles. Yet, the EU's refusal to apply tariffs on Chinese metal imports is a clear example of their refusal to stand up against China's unfair trade practices. And amidst all this, we have a false TikTok video circulating, falsely claiming that Biden is planning to reinstate the military draft - a clear attempt by right-wing propagandists to stir up fear and misinformation. It's clear that Biden's efforts to repair relationships and promote sustainable practices are being undermined at every turn by conservative fear-mongering and obstruction.

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