Trump says he believes China will invade Taiwan
Trump says he believes China will invade Taiwan

Trump says he believes China will invade Taiwan

Earlier President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Texas primary Five takeaways from Bidens State of the Union address Five things Biden did not talk about in the State of the Union MORE said Wednesday that he thinks China will invade Taiwan, and said he expected that to happen rather sooner than later.

Asked whether he thought an invasion would happen sooner rather than later, Trump said: “I do it because they see how stupid the United States is,” during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo

Maria Sara BartiromoFive questions ahead of Trump’s launch of social media Fox’s Bartiromo: White House plays up Russia-Ukraine crisis to distract ‘from what Hillary Clinton did’ Trump says he would not boycott the Beijing Olympics MORE.

“They see that our leaders are incompetent, and of course they will – it’s their time.” he said.

China has tacitly supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an event that has further heightened fears of a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan – which Beijing considers a breakaway republic.

Trump, who during his presidency was criticized for being too nice to the Russian president Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinBiden State of the Union: A Prayer for Unity in Unusual Times See: Key Moments from Biden’s First State of the Union Speech Reynolds’ response hammers Biden for ‘weakness on the world stage’ MORE, has had an up-and-down relationship with China. In the final year of his presidency, US-China relations hit a new low as the Trump administration blamed Beijing for the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump, who is considering another line-up for the White House in 2024 and is the odds favorite to win the GOP nomination, has repeatedly criticized the Biden administration’s policy.

In the Fox Business interview, he said criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the Afghanistan evacuations, saying Chinese President Xi Jinping took cues from how the United States handled the situation.

“And he looks at what happened in Afghanistan the way we withdrew,” Trump said.

“He saw the way we left Afghanistan as a surrender and left $ 85 billion and death behind us, leaving American citizens there who are still trying to get out. And he sees it, and this is his opportunity to do what he wants to, which is… he has wanted to do it and China has wanted to do it for decades, ”he added later.

A USA delegation led by former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen is visiting Taiwan this week to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and other Taiwanese officials to show their support for the island. The planned visit has received criticism from Beijing.

Taiwan’s commitment to President BidenJoe BidenBiden State of the Union: A Prayer for Unity in Unusual Times See: Key Moments from Biden’s First State of the Union Speech Five takeaways from Bidens State of the Union address MORE‘s campaign to support Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia – announcing that it would remove some Russian banks from SWIFT’s financial messaging system – further increases the risk that Beijing will try to assert itself over the island.

Beijing says it opposes the imposition of all unilateral sanctions in response to the US-led campaign against Russia.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry tweeted last week that China leads a cognitive war campaign against Taiwan that seeks to cast doubt on the United States and the European Union and undermine our will to defend. But Taiwan remains on guard and knows who to line up with. We condemn and sanction the aggressor and ‘Stand with Ukraine’. “


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.