As Democratic candidate Joe Biden announced his victory in the race for the White House on Saturday the United Arab Emirates made a noteworthy statement.
“A wise man needed by America and the world, after four difficult and unconventional years,” said Emirati writer Abdulkhaleq Abdullah in a tweet.
جون بايدن: لن أعلن الفوز لكنني واثق منه. رجل حكيم تحتاجه امريكا والعالم بعد اربع سنوات عصيبة وغير تقليدية. pic.twitter.com/YHwEaXJnDd
— Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (@Abdulkhaleq_UAE) November 7, 2020
Immediately after Biden officially announced his victory for the White House, Abdullah rushed to post a series of tweets welcoming and congratulating the candidate of the Democrats.
“The UAE will find a good friend in the White House,” he said, as well as posting videos of Biden’s previous visits to the UAE and meeting with officials in Abu Dhabi.
The message is all the more notable because it shows a remarkable shift in tone compared to a few days ago, when Abdullah wrote: “If the Democratic Joe Biden candidate wins, his victory will be weak, lackluster and unconvincing. President Trump has the right to be upset and angry, and resort to court.”
إذا فاز المرشح الديمقراطي جو بايد فان فوزه ضعيف وباهت وغير مقنع ومن حق الرئيس ترامب ان يستاء ويغضب ويلجأ للقضاء. pic.twitter.com/rgkUlIPUFQ
— Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (@Abdulkhaleq_UAE) November 4, 2020