Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley blasted President Joe Biden’s administration Sunday for sending an “embarrassing” parade of cabinet officials to “appease” Communist China.
“How much more has to happen for Biden to realize you don’t send cabinet members over to China to appease them?” the former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations said to CNN’s Jake Tapper. “You start getting serious with China and say we’re not going to put up with it. They keep sending different cabinet officials over, Jake, and it’s embarrassing.”
Four members of the president’s cabinet visited China over the summer, cozying up to Xi Jinping and other members of the regime.
In June, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the country, where he emphasized that the United States does not support Taiwanese independence. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited in July, where she briefed Xi on sanctions the administration planned to unveil. Also in July, Biden’s climate czar John Kerry visited China and praised the party’s climate efforts. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited in August despite reports that China hacked her emails.
The same day Haley made her comments, Biden said at a press conference in Vietnam that he does not “want to contain China.” The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the Chinese regime, characterized Biden’s visit to Vietnam as a “symbolic gesture.”