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Pelosi ‘was China’s dream’ – Trump – RT World News

Former president says ‘crazy Nancy Pelosi’ gave Beijing an excuse to escalate on Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her visit to Taiwan, calling her trip “China’s dream.” Trump has previously argued that Pelosi’s visit, which led to large-scale Chinese military exercises and the severance of some diplomatic ties with the United States, “cause great friction and hatred.”

“Crazy Nancy Pelosi, what is that? What was she doing in Taiwan? Trump said at a campaign-style rally in Wisconsin on Friday. “She was China’s dream. She gave them an excuse. They were looking for that excuse, she gave it. Everything she touches becomes you-know-what.

Pelosi traveled to Taiwan on Tuesday, after repeated warnings from Beijing that doing so would have diplomatic and military consequences. Although Taiwan has governed itself since 1949, China still claims sovereignty over the island and views high-level visits like Pelosi’s as tacit endorsements of Taiwanese independence. The United States has officially recognized Beijing’s claim to Taiwan since the 1970s under the One China Policy.

After Pelosi’s visit, China launched large-scale military exercises, imposed trade restrictions on Taiwan, sanctioned Pelosi and his family, and cut off communications with Washington on key issues such as maritime security, law enforcement. transnational law and climate change. As Chinese military exercises continued over the weekend, Chinese military officials reportedly refused to respond to calls from their American counterparts.

During his tenure, Trump oversaw a pivot in US foreign policy from the Middle East to China, with the Pentagon’s 2018 national defense strategy naming China as the first. “strategic competitor” and waged a trade war against Beijing for much of his tenure. When Covid-19 emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2020, Trump immediately tagged it “the Chinese virus” and later accused China of “destroy[ing] the world” with the pathogen.

However, while more than half of the 50 U.S. Senate Republicans praised Pelosi for continuing his visit, Trump argued beforehand that it was a bad idea.

“Why is Nancy Pelosi getting involved with China and Taiwan other than to make trouble and more money, possibly involving insider trading and information for her cheating husband?” he asked as the trip approached, referring to her husband’s purchase of semiconductor stocks ahead of Congress’s successful vote on a bill to subsidize the industry in the United States .

However, Paul Pelosi sold that stock at a loss ahead of the vote, with a spokesman saying the decision to sell was made to combat “disinformation” linking buying to voting. Pelosi denied ever sharing inside information with her husband.

Pelosi also met with the president of the world’s largest semiconductor maker in Taiwan, as the company’s planned plant in Arizona is set to benefit from US subsidies once President Joe Biden signs the bill into law.

“Everything she touches turns to chaos, disruption and ‘shit'” Trump continued. “The Chinese mess is the last thing she should be involved in…Crazy Nancy inserts herself and causes great friction and hatred. She’s such a mess!!!”

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