Background on the candidate’s statements, positions, and record on diplomacy, global development, and America’s role the world

On U.S. global leadership and alliances:

  • Tom Steyer has called for the importance of strong alliances saying, “having no allies has real consequences” adding that “George H. W. Bush could not have won the first Iraq War without allies.”
  • He is supportive of multilateral organizations and treaties, noting, “what we have is a world where every problem goes across borders, where the ability to solve them involves having partners, and trust, and organization around the world.”

On climate change:

  • Recognizing the threat of climate change, Steyer has committed to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement tweeting, “I am prepared to use the emergency powers of the presidency to take on the climate crisis, protect the American people, redouble our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, and establish our global leadership as we build a safer, more sustainable world.”