The former president said “Crazy Nancy Pelosi” gave Beijing an excuse to escalate over Taiwan
Donald Trump ex-President has condemned Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker of Congress for traveling to Taiwan and referred to her as a trip “China’s dream.” Trump previously argued that Pelosi’s visit, which led to large-scale Chinese military drills and a severing of some diplomatic links with the US, would “cause great friction and hatred.”
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi, what the hell? What was she doing in Taiwan?”Trump spoke during Friday’s rally of campaign style in Wisconsin. “She was China’s dream. They were given an excuse by her. They’ve been looking for that excuse, she gave it. Everything she touches turns to you-know-what.”
Pelosi visited Taiwan Tuesday after Beijing repeatedly warned him that it would result in diplomatic and military consequences. Although Taiwan has governed itself since 1949, China still claims sovereignty over the island and considers high-level visits like Pelosi’s to be tacit endorsements of Taiwanese independence. The US has officially recognized Beijing’s claim over Taiwan since the 1970s under the One-China policy.
Following Pelosi’s visit, China launched large-scale military exercises, imposed trade restrictions on Taiwan, sanctioned Pelosi and her family, and cut communications with Washington on key issues like maritime security, transnational law enforcement, and climate change. As China’s military drills continued into the weekend, Chinese military officials are reportedly refusing to answer calls from their American counterparts.
While in office, Trump oversaw a pivoting of US foreign policy from the Middle East to China, with the Pentagon’s 2018 National Defense Strategy naming China as the top “strategic competitor,”He waged a trade battle against Beijing throughout his tenure. Trump instantly branded Covid-19 when it emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2020 “the China virus,”China was later charged with the offense. “destroy[ing] the world”With the pathogen.
However, while more than half of the US Senate’s 50 Republicans praised Pelosi for following through with her visit, Trump argued beforehand that it was a bad idea.
“Why is Nancy Pelosi getting involved with China and Taiwan other than to make trouble and more money, possibly involving insider trading and information for her cheatin’ husband?” he asked in the run-up to the trip, referring to her husband’s purchase of semiconductor stocks ahead of a successful vote by Congress on a bill to subsidize the industry in the US.
Paul Pelosi, however, sold the stock in a loss just before the vote. A spokesperson said that the sale was done to combat a problem. “misinformation”The purchase was linked to the vote. Pelosi denied sharing any insider information about her husband with him.
Pelosi also met with the chairman of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer while in Taiwan, as the company’s planned Arizona factory looks set to benefit from the US subsidies, once President Joe Biden signs the bill into law.
“Everything she touches turns to Chaos, Disruption, and ‘crap,’” Trump continued. “The China mess is the last thing she should be involved in… Crazy Nancy just inserts herself and causes great friction and hatred. This woman is a disaster!!”
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