The Biden administration could also use the moment to reiterate its particular form of internationalism and distance itself further from its predecessor. For four years, President Donald Trump’s appearances on the stage of the UN General Assembly were almost those of a hostile combatant, disdainful of the international elites housed on American soil. He mocked concerns about climate change and made no tribute to multilateral cooperation and global solidarity. Instead, Trump upset his saber in China and Iran and boasted of his own record. Reaction to his tirades was muted at best; on at least one occasion, the gathered dignitaries in the General Assembly laughed at him.