Biden Made a Foreign Prediction as Bad as Obama Mocking Russia ― and Romney Didn’t Let It Pass

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) knows a thing or two about foreign policy predictions from the Obama-Biden White House going awry, and he didn’t let former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest prediction go unnoticed.

In the 2012 election, then-candidate Romney was mocked by former President Barack Obama and Biden after he claimed Russia was the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. — which turned out to be largely accurate.

At the time, Obama brushed off Romney’s prediction.

“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because … the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” he said.

Biden made similar comments, joking that Romney didn’t know that “this is not 1956.”

Watch Obama mock him below:

Flash forward to 2014, and the Obama administration was warned that Russians were interfering in U.S. democracy, they had taken the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, and they helped Syrian President Bashar Assad cross Obama’s “red line” of chemical weapons usage.

During a campaign event in Iowa on Wednesday, Biden made another questionable foreign policy claim. The former vice president doubted that China is a true competitor to the U.S. economy.

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” Biden said, according to a report from Stephen Gruber-Miller of the Des Moines Register. “They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

Watch Biden’s comments below:

For a lot of potential reasons, Romney saw this as a dubious claim. China has been suspected of stealing U.S. intellectual property to make it cheaper overseas, it has significantly lower working conditions to drive down costs, and it has a much larger workforce — giving it several different competitive advantages.

Romney took to Twitter to call out Biden, claiming that his views on China would age as well as his views on Russia.

While Biden isn’t concerned about China, President Donald Trump has been very vocal about his distrust of Chinese officials and has worked to limit their economic influence by renegotiating trade deals.

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James
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“Biden isn’t concerned about China”. Hmmm. Wonder if Creepy Joe has read Peter Schweizer’s 2018 book: “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends”. Book outlines Biden’s involvement with the Chinese Communist Party, the Bank of China and all the financial institutions in China. Biden’s son – Hunter – walked away with a $1 Billion deal while the Creep was VP. Doesn’t pass the smell test.

Phyllis Softa
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The quote is Madison’s OPINION in her commentary piece. NOT a Biden quote. At 85 & 67, we remember when we were told to fear Japan as the country that was going to take over the #1 spot in the global economy. They were buying American businesses/properties & following the fear mongering was rampant. Now it’s China. Trump abdicating US’s global leadership position, has led to China & Russia filling the LEADERSHIP void. BUT since 1890, our ECONOMY remains #1.

TOM
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So if you want a quality car you go to a Japanese car manufacturer. If you want a quality camera you don’t go to Kodak, you go to a Japanese brand. If you want good TVs, computes, audio equipment, etc. you go to Japanese brands, though Korea has some equal electronics. The US used to be the leaders and the Japanese took all that over with better equipment and cheaper prices.

China has the potential but they still build crap.

Phyllis Softa
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So China is going to overtake the US as the #1 economy in the world selling “crap”?

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