Joe Biden is becoming the flip-floppiest candidate to run for president. Today he’s flip-flopping on something he said just over a month ago with respect to China.
On May 1, Biden said in a speech, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man — They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the West. 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 … They’re not competition for us.“
We are in a competition with China. We need to get tough with China. They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat.
And every single step that Donald Trump is taking is only exacerbating the challenge. While Trump is tweeting, China is making massive investments in technologies of the future. While Trump is name-calling, China is building roads, bridges, and high-speed rail. While Trump is pursuing a damaging and erratic trade war, without any real strategy, China is positioning itself to lead the world in renewable energy. While Trump is attacking our friends, China is pressing its advantage all over the world. So you bet I’m worried about China — if we keep following Trump’s path. But the reason I’m optimistic, and the point I’ve been making for years is—
IF we do what we need to do here at home, IF we stand up for American interests, IF we invest in our people, live our values, and work with our partners — We can out-compete anyone.
So which is it Biden? Is China a threat or aren’t they? Are we in competition with China or are we not?
The first link to what Biden said a month ago came from Axios, not some conservative website. They were the ones pointing this out because it’s a huge contradiction. Read the substance of what he said. In one China can’t find their way out of a hole. In the other they are about to eat our lunch.
But will the media cover this? Or will they just pretend he didn’t say it. You know if Trump said this, it’d be all over the place by now.