At a recent campaign stop, Joe Biden balked at the idea that China competes with U.S. businesses. The apparently-clueless former vice president actually pointed to disadvantages in the geography of China’s territorial land. He also made a glib reference to corruption in Chinese society.
As if the most hallowed halls of the American government and economy weren’t rotten to the core. As if the Obama administration had actually punished Wall Street for all that corruption fat-cat bankers wrought in 2008.
Joe Biden on China: ‘They’re Not Competition’ for United States
Here’s the entire quote:
“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. I mean you know they’re not bad folks, folks, but guess what? They’re not competition for us.”
Biden on China: “They’re not competition for us”
I was just at a manufacturing plant that is being threatened by China’s corrupt trade practices. Not to mention the national security threats they pose. Joe is plain wrong. China is absolutely a threat. pic.twitter.com/qOlr1YIAVR
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) May 1, 2019
But how seriously do we want to take the guy that thinks he can beat MAGA with “MAMAMARTTEOWWATDOTCTDOTPCOPWD?”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 1, 2019
This is obviously not someone who’s dealing with the real world here. Nor does his lack of a coherent response for an obvious question make Mr. Biden seem like a candidate who’s actually running to win against Donald Trump in 2020. His lack of research to give a nuanced answer about China and his lack of a competent alternative to MAGA reveal a woeful lack of serious preparation.
Seems kind of like he’s…