We need a firm hand, not a marshmallow.
Sadly, Joe Biden is a marshmallow. He is soft on China, and everyone knows it.
This soft public stance might not even matter, if he were a lion at the negotiation table, but sadly he is not a lion.
President Trump has said he wouldn’t have gone to meet The CCP in anchorage.
Because it is a point of weakness!
In the game of negotiation, there are games of one-up manship played, games that seem little, but really speak volumes about the character of your opponent.
Meeting places are an excellent example of these games.
Meeting The CCP in Anchorage Alaska is a weak move. They should just meet in D.C. where they are accustomed to meeting.
Joe is a big softy though, and will allow the meeting in Anchorage. This is not how the game is played!
This type of thing sends signals, it confirms to them that he is a weak pushover.
Take a look:
NTD News had more on the story:
Former President Donald Trump told an advisor last week that he “would never” grant the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, like the one planned by the Biden administration for March 18.
According to Jason Miller, an advisor to Trump, the former president said that “he would make the Chinese come over to Washington to have the meeting.”
“The fact that Joe Biden is having his team meet in Anchorage and not in Washington shows that he’s already trying to be deferential to the Chinese. He’s already capitulating to the Chinese,” Miller told Newsmax on March 14.
“I spoke with President Trump about this last night and he said he would never go and do that,” Miller added.
Reuters had more details about the meeting:
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with top Chinese officials on March 18 in Alaska, the White House said on Wednesday, the first high-level in-person contact between the two sparring countries under the Biden administration.
The meeting, taking place on Blinken’s return from his first overseas trip to key U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, will come amid what is shaping up to be a major U.S. diplomatic push to solidify alliances in Asia and Europe to counter China.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan will join the meeting in Anchorage with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and State Councillor Wang Yi, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, adding the administration would approach its relations with China “in lockstep” with its partners.