Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies

President Joe Biden speaks to someone as he arrives to board Air Force One for a trip to Kalamazoo, Mich., to visit a Pfizer plant, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual event with the Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used his first address before a global audience Friday to declare that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,” after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted its foreign policy through an “America First” lens.