This slanted AP article does its best to make Joe Biden sound like he’s the China hawk. The reality is that he’s a China wimp. Biden isn’t that bright, either, as this tape shows:

“They’re not bad folks?” That’s what Biden said right after he said that they aren’t competition for us. Had the Obama-Biden economy continued for another eight years, China’s economy would’ve been competitive with ours, if not bigger.

President Trump rebuilt the US economy, rebuilt the US military, then slapped tariffs on China for China’s unfair trade practices. This CNBC article sums things up nicely, saying “The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate slammed Trump for tariffs on Chinese goods that sparked retaliation from Beijing and pain for American farmers. Still, he called for the U.S. to ‘get tough on China’, taking a more aggressive stance than he did when he downplayed the threat China poses earlier this year.”

Biden continued:

“President Trump may think he’s being tough on China. All that he’s delivered as a consequence of that is American farmers, manufacturers and consumers losing and paying more,” Biden said during a speech outlining his foreign policy plans at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. “His economic decision-making is so shortsighted and as shortsighted as the rest of his foreign policy.”

Actually, President Trump used billions of China tariff dollars to subsidize farmers while putting the crunch on the Chinese economy. As a result of Trump’s “shortsighted” policies, China’s economy had its worst year in 67 years. If Biden thinks that China having its toughest year economically in 67 years is proof that Trump isn’t tough enough on China, I triple-dog dare him to make that argument through Election Day.

In a statement, Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said the president “has repeatedly advocated for the American worker on the world stage by taking on unfair trade practices across the world.” She cited Trump’s replacement for NAFTA, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, his decision to leave TPP and his China policy. She argued Biden “has a history of blue collar betrayals.”

Biden talks blue collar jobs. Prior to the China virus, President Trump delivered lots of blue collar jobs. Now that we’re getting the virus behind us, President Trump is restoring those blue collar jobs. He’s got his economic team working overtime to bring US companies back from China, often companies that left during the Obama-Biden years because we had the highest corporate tax rate in the world plus the worst regulatory regime in the world.

Why would companies move back from China only to get hit with the highest corporate tax rate in the world again? The Trump economic team is already working with companies on bringing them back to the US. Larry Kudlow lays out the administration’s actions thus far in this interview:

The Trump economy was essentially white hot. The Obama-Biden economy was like a campfire that just got splashed with water. It wasn’t out but it was on life support.

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