(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate that the media prematurely labeled the “president-elect,” has picked a new national security adviser…and he has a history of encouraging the rise in Chinese power. Jake Sullivan, who previously worked for Hillary Clinton, has made controversial and concerning remarks about China.
Fox News reported how Sullivan has been chosen to take the role under a possible Biden administration. He previously worked under the Obama administration, making him yet another throwback from the failed presidency that came before President Donald Trump.
Sullivan made the disturbing comments about China in a lecture given to the Lowy Institute in 2017.
“We need to strike a middle course – one that encourages China’s rise in a manner consistent with an open, fair, rules-based, regional order,” he said. “This will require care and prudence and strategic foresight, and maybe even more basically it will require sustained attention. It may not have escaped your notice that these are not in ample supply in Washington right now.”
That’s a vastly different approach to President Donald Trump, who stood up to China’s rule-breaking and put American businesses first.
It’s also a very complicated way of saying “let China keep doing what it’s doing.”
During the lecture, Sullivan criticized President Trump’s policies for dealing with China, claiming that they should be focused n bilateral relations and “our ties to the region that create an environment more conducive to a peaceful and positive sum Chinese rise.”
Perhaps Sullivan missed the memo about China being a communist dictatorship that manipulates its currency to get ahead.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump hit Joe Biden hard over his previous dealings with China. He criticized the Biden family for making lucrative business deals with Chinese companies during the Obama-Biden administration and told American voters that if Biden wins, China will “own” the United States.
On January 20, 2021, the next president of the United States will be inaugurated – and if it’s Joe Biden, the next administration is likely to be filled with government officials like Sullivan that take a more conciliatory approach to dealing with China than President Donald Trump ever has.