Biden Confronted About Being ‘Naive’ On China: ‘We Want China To Grow’
Former Vice President struggles to answer questions on CCP
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden struggled to answer questions about communist China during a CNN interview on Thursday.
When the former Vice President was asked about being naive on China, he simply responded, "We want China to grow."
Seemingly missing facts about President Donald Trump's hard-line stance against China, Biden accused the President of exporting American jobs despite the opposite being true
“Look what he’s done with China. It’s a disgrace,” Biden claimed.
“What he’s done, he’s allowed the corporate America to be able to make money by continuing to export American jobs," he added.
"It’s not made in America. Make it in another pl—for example, those, those, those, those carry bags that the military is using, they are supposed to be made—they are being deployed, made in America," Biden continued.
"They are made in China. They are made in China. He doesn’t do anything about any of that.”
CNN's Jake Tapper then pressed the former Vice President on what he's done about the issue.
“Let me ask you about China because in 2011 when you were vice president, you said, ‘It is in our self-interest that China continue to prosper,'” Tapper said.
“A lot of people think that allowing China into the World Trade Organization, which you supported, extending most favored nation status to China, which you supported, that those steps allowed China to take advantage of the United States by using our own open trade deals against us.”
“Do you think in retrospect that you were naive about China?” Tapper asked.
“No, here’s the thing. In the context of that, we want China to grow,” Biden said.
“We don’t want a war with China. I said to Xi Jinping when I was, I, you may remember the president wanted me to spend time with him as vice president, he was going to be president, and he couldn’t do it, so I traveled around the world with him," Biden said.
"He asked, he said, ‘Why do you keep saying you’re a pacific power?’ I said because we are. We are a pacific power and if we weren’t, you would not [have] been able to have any stability at all.”
“It’s in our interest that China be stable. It’s not in our interest for China to take advantage of us,” Biden continued.
“So, what has Trump done? He’s poked his finger in the eye of all our friends and allies, and he’s embraced every autocrat in the world, and it’s now, we make up, we, we, we make up 15 percent of the world’s economy, 25 percent of the world’s economy, and we’ve lost all our friends.”
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this year, the former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden's Ukraine energy company, took hundreds of millions of dollars from China.
Biden's family business dealings with China's government suggests he was “compromised by a foreign power and unfit to be president,” according to a report by Fox News's Steve Hilton last year.