Sunday, April 26, 2020

Biden Dismissed China Threat Last Year, but Trump's Been Warning Us Since 2012

As we head further into the 2020 election season and delve deeper into the defining issue of the presidential race, it is abundantly clear that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has always had a soft spot for China.
While the full scope of the health and economic damage brought to the U.S. by the coronavirus is not yet known, we know with full certainty that Biden has been dismissive of the Chinese communist regime’s potential to wreak havoc on American life for years.
Although few outside of China and the World Health Organization realized the full scope of how far the contagious disease could have spread, when looking back at how Biden and President Donald Trump have each discussed China’s global leadership aspirations, the Democrat stands out as a candidate with a history of dismissing Beijing as America’s most prominent geopolitical foe.
Biden not only has been dismissive of China’s standing as an adversary to the U.S. but also has praised the authoritarian country.
“Let me be clear — let me be clear: I believed in 1979 and said so and I believe now that a rising China is a positive development, not only for the people of China but for the United States and the world as a whole,” Biden said in an August 2011 speech in Chengdu, China, while serving as former President Barack Obama’s vice president.
“A rising China will fuel economic growth and prosperity, and it will bring to the fore a new partner with whom we can meet global challenges together,” he said.
Last year, while speaking in Iowa after launching his presidential campaign, Biden bucked the notion that China’s relationship to American interests is adversarial.
“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” Biden said. “They can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system.”
“They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us,” he added.
Read the rest from Johnathan Jones HERE.

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