In an exclusive interview with Fox News, former President Donald Trump criticized the Biden administration’s approach to dealing with China – he’s not a fan.
“President Biden in September spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second time. The White House said the president ‘made clear’ that the discussion was ‘part of the United States’ ongoing effort to responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the PRC,’” Fox reports.
“After that call, the White House said that ‘the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict.’ And since, White House officials have said they ‘welcome stiff competition’ between the U.S. and China,” Fox added.
“I don’t think it is a good way to express it to China,” he told Fox News. “It shows such weakness. We have shown such weakness.”
“China respected this country when I was president,” Trump continued. “China does not respect our country any more. It is very sad.”
“And even that message – that’s not a good message. It’s not an appropriate message.”