Pompeo Slams Biden Over Claims That China Is Not a Threat: ‘Maybe When He Ran for President the First Time’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former Vice President Joe Biden for his recent comments dismissing China as an economic competitor to the U.S., pointing out that may have been the case when he first attempted a bid at the White House — in 1988.

While appearing on “Fox News Sunday”, Pompeo took aim at Biden for his comments brushing aside China as an economic threat to the U.S., stating that the former vice president seemed “disconnected from the reality that is China today.”

Pompeo then pointed out that China may have been less of a threat when Biden first ran for president in the late 1980s but that present-day China presents a much greater economic threat to the U.S.

“Maybe when [Biden] ran for president the first time this was the situation, but it’s certainly not today.”

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“China poses an enormous challenge to the United States of America,” Pompeo added.

The secretary of state continued on to say that he “ultimately” agreed with Biden’s point that “America will prevail” but that “it’s going to take a serious, concerted effort” from “a president like President [Donald] Trump.”

“A president like President Trump who’s prepared to push back against China — whether that be on trade, or their military buildup, or the theft of our intellectual property. We need a president who will be serious in protecting America against the challenges that China presents.”

Pompeo is not the first Republican to call out Biden for his disregard of China’s economic threat.

As IJR Red previously reported, Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pointed out on Twitter that Biden’s comments “will not age well.”

During a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Biden blew off China as a threat to the U.S., saying that the nation was “not competition for us.”

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“China’s going to eat our lunch? C’mon, man,” the former vice president said.


  1. What a fool. China is the greatest economic threat to our country.

  2. Joseph Robinette Biden is a liar and molester of women and children.

    At 76 he’s old enough to remember this little tussle called the Korean War, where Americans faced human waves of Chinese troops, Chicom support of the North Vietnamese, and their annexing of disputed territories.

    Is he senile? Maybe.

    Is he purposely “mis-remembering” (thanks Slick Willie)?

    Or is he worried because his son Hunter literally made tens of millions selling American military secrets to the Chicoms?

    1. That deal Hunter made with the Chinese Communists, the Bank of China and the other financial institutions in China was worth $1.5 BILLION. Also note Hunter was able to hitch a ride to China with his VP daddy on Air Force 2 rather than use a commercial flight as most legitimate business people would do. No report (yet) what Smoochy Joe’s “take home pay” or #44’s “tip” was from that personal trip.

    2. Of course JRB is a liar. He’s had excellent training from his boss – #44 – over an 8 year period. It’s now showing up every time he opens his mouth on the 2020 campaign trail. Fortunately it’s being concluded that the Smoocher will not be nominated although I would have thoroughly enjoyed watching him be slapped down to size by Trump during a debate. None of the 20 or 50 dimwits have anything to stand on except Trump’s robust economy, low unemployment and a GDP #44 never even dreamed of.

      1. JRB brought that skill with him. It’s something serving under Obozo did not teach him.

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