You will find the American dream in Joe, Jill Biden tells Namibian leaders in a speech emphasizing how the futures of the United States and Africa are intertwined as China increases its influence on the continent.
- Jill Biden stresses US-Africa ties
- She is trying to counter Chinese investment in the mainland.
- She said that Joe Biden embodies the American dream: growing up in the middle class and becoming president.
Jill Biden said Thursday that her husband, Joe, embodies the American dream, a “middle-class man” who became president of the United States.
He shared his stories with a group of Namibians as the country builds its own democracy after its independence from South Africa. Namibia has a huge young population, making up 43% of the country, according to UNICEF.
A teenager at lunch at the State House, Moses Filipus, 17, spoke about how he consumes social media to learn more about American culture.
“The American dream is something many people who are not from the United States envy. Its no a secret. All of us consume, we consume the media,” she said.
‘I think I speak for the majority of youth that it is now the goal of modern youth to achieve the American dream that we see so much on television. That is why there is such a great disparity between us and our parents. They don’t understand that the dream we see on TV is something we would like to achieve.’
Jill Biden emphasized the ties between the United States and Africa
Jill Biden shook his hand after he spoke and addressed his comments in her own speech.
“Moses, you really don’t have to turn on the TV or go on social media to search for the American dream, because I believe you will find it in our president, my husband, Joe Biden,” he said.
“He’s a man who really started out as a middle-class man, who believed he wanted to make a change for people, just someone in your neighborhood. He became president of the United States. That is the American Dream.’
Joe Biden often emphasizes part of his humble roots, being from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and talks about how his father lost his job when he was young. He also mentions that he was one of the poorest men to serve in the United States Senate during his career there.
The Bidens have made money since he served as vice president, mostly in book deals and other income. They own two houses in Delaware: a big house in Wilmington and a beach house in Rehoboth.
US First Lady Jill Biden waves as Namibian First Lady Monica Geingos welcomes her before addressing guests at a State House luncheon in Windhoek.
Jill Biden spoke about ‘America’s shared values: freedom, democracy and building a better world for the next generation’ at a ceremony in Windhoek, Namibia.
Jill Biden used her remarks on Thursday to speak about “the values we share: freedom, democracy and building a better world for the next generation.”
She’s using soft selling during her trip to gently remind African nations who to turn to in times of crisis, whether it’s school scholarships, AIDS funds or humanitarian assistance in natural disasters.
It’s a subtle way for the Biden administration to differentiate itself from China, which has poured money into Africa for decades in the form of business and infrastructure investment.
Jill Biden reminded leaders that the future of the United States and the countries of Africa are ‘united’.
‘The vision we all share: a free world,’ he reminded them.
“Our futures are intertwined: we face many of the same challenges: from climate change to economic inequality to strengthening democracy,” he said.
Both Washington and Beijing are vying for influence on the mainland, which is rich in mineral resources needed to build batteries, chips and other technology. Africa is also home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and has a growing job market.
Jill Biden told Namibia that Joe Biden embodies the American dream
The first lady echoed President Biden’s promise for an African nation to have a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and for the African Union to have a permanent place in the G20, the group of largest economies. of the world.
We are committed to ensuring that African countries not only have a voice in the UN Security Council and G20 organizations, but that those voices are valued as equal partners working hand-in-hand to advance our shared priorities, empowering women and youth. strengthen global health and build economic prosperity,’ Biden said.