Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has commented that President Joe Biden’s leadership is weak following his comments on communist China, claiming that it would hurt the United States.
“Biden doesn’t think it’s necessary to criticize China—a country actively committing genocide—for wanting to become the most powerful country in the world,” Haley wrote in a tweet on Friday, March 26.
“His weak leadership is going to have disastrous effects on America’s future,” she added.
Biden doesn’t think it’s necessary to criticize China—a country actively committing genocide—for wanting to become the most powerful country in the world.
His weak leadership is going to have disastrous effects on America’s future. pic.twitter.com/EVMWg9ajJK
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) March 25, 2021
The former U.S. diplomat reacted to Biden’s handling of foreign affairs after he made soft comments regarding the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during his first press conference on Thursday, March 25.
“China has an overall goal, and I don’t criticize them for the goal,” Biden said. “But they have an overall goal to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world.”
Though Biden assured that would not happen on his watch because the United States is going to continue to grow and expand, he ranked the threat from the CCP below North Korea, a country seemingly harmless under the Trump administration.
Asked if he considered North Korea as his most pressing matter abroad, like former President Barack Obama did, he said, “Yes.”
Discussing how North Korea had recently fired two short-range ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, Biden said, “If they choose to escalate we will respond accordingly.”
Biden is seemingly overrating North Korea, which is contrary to majority of the American people. A Gallup poll released in mid-March found that 45% of the respondents said China is the greatest enemy of the United States, while Korea North Korea ranks third, even after Russia.