Previously Steve Bannon warned that China would be the “single most important topic” for the 2020 election, taking specific issue with Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden’s family business dealings in Beijing.
“Joe Biden has to come 100 percent clean on his relationship and his family’s relationship with the CCP [Chinese Communist Party],” Bannon told a room of hedge fund managers and political donors at his Committee on the Present Danger conference in Midtown Manhattan. “We need to know every piece of involvement that Joe Biden has had with the Chinese Communist Party, the bank of China and all the financial institutions in China.”
A tweet war broke out Between Biden and Fox News’ Steve Hilton where he called out Biden for his family ties with China and special interests. Biden was backed in a corner and left virtually speechless.
Joe Biden’s position on China as described by his campaign sounds a little different than the way he’s expressed it in the past month. Biden’s full quote from his May 1 remarks in Iowa:
“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 east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.””
However, Biden couldn’t be more wrong. China is in competition with the United States as a mega-power. The nation struggles financially but has made it clear in the past that it compares it’s power and military to the U.S. They have also expressed their drive to gain global power, but Joe apparently doesn’t think that makes them a threat?