A highly-anticipated phone call between Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi took place on Thursday. The world leaders were meant to discuss a range of topics, most notably Nancy Pelosi’s potential trip to Taiwan, which President Xi sternly warned against.
Today I spoke with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China as part of our efforts to deepen lines of communication, responsibly manage our differences, and address issues of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/mwIeg35h8j
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 28, 2022
Based on the transcripts of the call, Biden did not press Xi on any of the pertinent issues affecting America today. Instead, Biden was dominated by the communist leader, who warned Biden against appeasing Taiwan.
The decrepit U.S. President also refused to press Xi on cooperating with investigations into the origin of COVID-19 — a major point of contention for China. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was pressed on the issue to which she – of course – had no answer.
WOW: KJP is asked about investigating the origins of a virus "that killed at least a million Americans."
"I'm aware how many Americans that COVID killed, I'm very aware of that. Clearly, the president just dealt with a bout of COVID."
She refuses to answer the question. pic.twitter.com/ff4dh0wNjr
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 28, 2022
Jean-Pierre’s Chinese counterpart relayed a similarly watered-down version of events for to the public.
During his 2-hour phone call with @POTUS, President Xi Jinping pointed out that the int'l community & the people around the world expect China and the US to take the lead in upholding world peace & security and in promoting global development & prosperity. https://t.co/ajmhDIre82 pic.twitter.com/6Zije8U7P0
— Qin Gang 秦刚 (@AmbQinGang) July 28, 2022
While Biden was being dominated by yet another world leader, the decrepit President thought it best to discuss climate change while ignoring the origins of COVID, a botched trade deal, or any other matters that might upset the communist regime.
They did, however, agree to meet in person soon.
A senior administration official who joined Biden in the Oval Office for the pair’s fifth call, their first since March, described the conversation as “substantive,” “in-depth,” and ”candid.” But amid China’s furor over reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to travel to Taiwan during her Asia trip, she said the discussion turned “direct” and “honest” when it broached the self-governing island.
In response to China’s post-call warning that the U.S. is “playing with fire” regarding Taiwan, the official said Xi deployed “similar language” with Biden “back in November.”
The only seemingly agreeable topic between Biden and Xi was climate change, a matter that communist officials could care less about, evident through their rampant use of coal and other fossil fuels, which has assisted them in emerging from pandemic stagnation.
Biden and Xi also spoke about “the need to resolve the cases of American citizens who are wrongfully detained or subjected to exit bans in China, as well as long-standing concerns about human rights,” on the mutually sought call, according to the official.
Removing tariffs, the growing problems with North Korea, a defunct trade deal, the war in Ukraine, and nuclear proliferation — all topics Biden refused to discuss for the sake of not angering President Xi.
Joe Biden continues to project weakness across the world, prompting America’s greatest adversaries to begin calling the shots as diplomatic relations continue to decline.
Author: Asa McCue