August 05, 2020

Joe Biden Says He’ll Surrender To China On Trade, Scrap Tariffs Without Any Concessions

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Asked how he would handle China, Joe Biden’s answer in a clip released today revealed just how badly America’s workers will lose if Beijing Biden wins.

“Would you keep the tariffs?” NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden. “No,” he replied.

“So if you scrap those tariffs, what do you want in return? Or are you just going to scrap them without any concessions?” she followed up.

Biden made it clear that’s exactly what he’d do. His answer was evasive, nonsensical, and incoherent:

"The question is, what is the appropriate behavior that they have to engage in international rela-- in international trade with us? And they have to play by the international rules, and what we have done is, we have disarmed ourselves. We make up 25% of the world's economy, but we poked our finger in the eye of all of our allies out there. The way Trump-- the way China will respond is when we gather the rest of the world that in fact [unintelligible] in in fr- in in in in open trade and making sure that we’re in a position that the world uh that that we deal with WHO the right way that in fact that’s when things begin to change. That’s when China, that’s when uh China’s behavior is going to change."

What does the World Health Organization have to do with tariffs on China?

Make no mistake: Biden will end President Trump’s tough policies against China and stop President Trump’s efforts to hold the Chinese accountable. Biden would return to the failed status quo, allowing China to rip off America as it did for decades on his watch.

While American workers saw their jobs disappear thanks to China, Biden spent decades boosting Beijing in Washington. Biden led the effort to give China “most favored nation” trading status and repeatedly voted to protect China’s preferential status, describing his efforts as an “accomplishment” on his website. Biden promised his vote would not hurt American workers while the U.S. lost millions of good-paying manufacturing and other jobs. For years, Biden defended China, saying “It is in our self-interest that China continue to prosper,” that “China’s not a problem,” and that China is “not bad” and “not competition” for America.

Biden’s bad judgement cost American families and workers. Biden has been proven devastatingly wrong again and again over nearly half a century in Washington. President Trump is working hard to clean up Joe Biden’s mess, hold China accountable and put America first. American workers can’t afford another four years of Joe Biden selling them out to China.

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