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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:00 AM

8. For All of Trump's Threats, He Left the Door Wide Open to China

Trump was so busy tearing up international agreements, including blowing up TPP, creating tensions with Australia, and backing out of the WHO that Republicans left the field wide open for China. Republicans were not "tough" on China. They were just happy to scapegoat Asians while yielding influence abroad such that our allies Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Australia could no longer rely on the United States.

Stoking anti-Asian racism at home is not being tough on China. Instead, it was a smoke screen similar to Trump's tough talk and threats against North Korea while pretty much turning his back to North Korean efforts to develop long range missiles.

So, yes, the United States is once again going to help out its allies, including rejoining the WHO and providing vaccines to allies, and this is going to threaten China, which once had the field to itself in the Pacific Rim thanks to Trump.

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