The renowned American journalist  and political commentator Tucker Carlson denounced the country’s leaders who have been selling “out America to China” for years to get rich, and in doing so: “They betrayed us,” he concluded.

In a powerful statement broadcast on Fox News, Carlson succinctly outlined many of the ways in which the Chinese regime is harming the culture and economy of the United States, all facilitated by the ambitions of its former leaders.

Carlson pointed to Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg as a clear example of one of the aristocrats in the service of the Chinese, who applies all the censorship imposed on him in the media, thereby enriching himself.

This makes him doubt the way in which Bloomberg would defend the country’s sovereignty if he were to become president.

He recalled the case of former Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who became a foreign agent with ties to the Communist Party, and former Sen. Joe Lieberman who works for the Chinese company ZTE banned in the country because of the threat it represents.

He also mentioned former U.S. Virginia Rep. Rick Boucher, who works for companies considered dangerous, linked to the Chinese regime.

Carlson also points to other strategies through which the Chinese regime deeply hurts the United States in its struggle to dominate it, and he said it invests large amounts of money to do so.

One such strategy is evident in the purchase and domination of the most American sport: basketball.

He mentioned the leaders of the NBA, the coach of the Golden State Warriors and athletes like LeBron James, who defend the censorship imposed by the Chinese and against the cherished freedom of expression that is being preserved in the United States.

Also, through the Thousand Talents Initiative—a Chinese program that buys the services of entrepreneurs, scientists, and experts often in secret, they get the best of the technology and research developed in the country, for their benefit.

The academic world is the beneficiary of large amounts of money distributed by the Chinese system in universities, behind the backs of the authorities.

Thus, Harvard and Yale universities were accused of hiding hundreds of millions of dollars received from foreign countries such as China and Saudi Arabia, among others.

The FBI is currently investigating more than 1,000 cases in which it believes China stole research from U.S. companies through espionage.

As if that were not enough, the pervasive influence of the Chinese regime was present in Disney, which changed the ethnicity of a movie character to avoid the anger of its “masters in China.”

No less disturbing is the growing dependence on products made in China.

Eighty percent of the antibiotics used in the United States at this time come from China, to cite just one fact.

Carlson is emphatic in pointing out that this whole situation was generated over many years, during which time American leaders of the time became rich by selling their own country.

The Chinese regime has generated a long list of protests and grievances in many countries, and the human rights atrocities committed are among the most serious.

Practitioners of the Falun Dafa spiritual tradition and Uighur Muslims are ruthlessly persecuted.

The Trump administration stands out in its defense of human rights and religious freedom.

“Over the past 20 years, Falun Gong practitioners have experienced terrible and unacceptable human rights abuses in China,” says a statement issued by Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), chairman of the Congressional Executive Committee on China (CECC), and its co-chairman, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Also, Assistant Secretary of State John J. Sullivan denounced “the horrors of state repression” of human rights by the Chinese regime on Sept. 24 to more than 30 countries in New York.