‘Hopelessly Naive … Dangerous’: Pompeo Slams Biden Saying He Doesn’t Want To Contain China
Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, and Sergio Mattarella, Italy's president, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.
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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted President Biden after Biden stated in Vietnam that he didn’t “want to contain China.”

Speaking in Hanoi last Friday, Biden stated, “I am sincere about getting the relationship right. And one of the things that is going on now is China is beginning to change some of the rules of the game, in terms of trade and other issues. … And so, really, what this trip was about — it was less about containing China. I don’t want to contain China. I just want to make sure that we have a relationship with China that is on the up and up, squared away, everybody knows what it’s all about.”

“That’s just hopelessly naïve and something out of decades gone by,” Pompeo told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum. “The place that America finds itself is a direct result of Xi Jinping’s behavior. This isn’t a dislike for the Chinese people or dislike for the Chinese government per se; it is Xi Jinping’s aggression against America.”

“He’s stolen billions of dollars of intellectual property; he foisted a virus on the world. To say that you’re just trying to figure out how to get along, Xi Jinping views that as weakness or incompetence, or perhaps both,” Pompeo continued.

“And that’s dangerous,” he stated.”they’re running huge spy operations inside of our country; they have huge influence on our university systems all across America. For President Biden to say, “well, we don’t want to contain them” — well, fair enough. But make no mistake about it, Xi Jinping has at least declared economic war on the United States for the last 30 years.”

In August 2022, Pompeo — who staunchly opposed Communist China during his tenure during the Trump administration — warned of entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) procuring American farmland with much of it located near U.S. military bases.

In May 2022, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Prohibition of Agricultural Land for the People’s Republic of China Act, which would bar foreign nationals associated with the CCP from buying public or private agricultural land in the United States.

“China’s American agricultural land holdings have increased over tenfold in the last decade, and at the beginning of 2020, investments from China held $2 billion of American agricultural land,” Newhouse stated.

Pompeo tweeted, “CCP-controlled entities are now buying up American farmland, much of which is near U.S. military bases. Yet, our diplomats in China can’t even go to the grocery story [sic] without someone following them. We have to take this seriously.”

“Let me be clear,” he added. “China, under the rule of the CCP, is the greatest threat to the U.S. in our history. It touches every facet of American life: military, education, the private sector, our government, and more. It will take real, unified effort in each for America to stay on top.”

In March 2020, Pompeo said Beijing “wasted valuable days” by permitting  “hundreds of thousands” to leave Wuhan and travel to other places. “The Chinese Communist Party didn’t get it right and put countless lives at risk as a result of that,” Pompeo said.

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