Biden Keeps Eye on Domestic Politics as He Travels Through Asia
TOKYO—President Biden is roughly 7,000 miles from the White House, but domestic affairs have taken a prominent role as he travels through South Korea and Japan in his first trip to Asia as commander in chief.
With his Democratic Party facing steep challenges ahead of November’s midterm elections, Mr. Biden has used the trip to make the case that he is leveraging global alliances to boost the American economy and promote union jobs. His overseas travel, which includes the rollout Monday of a new economic framework with Asian countries, has coincided with polls showing a majority of Americans disapprove of his handling of the economy. U.S. inflation is at its highest level in 40 years.