House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have just cost Joe Biden the presidential election with a short, but impactful statement about his potential presidency.
Before the statement, there are a couple of contextual facts to keep in mind:
- Chinese relations with the United States are incredibly tense. President Trump has banned Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and another app from operating in the U.S. He claims the Chinese government was using the information that it collected through the apps as a strategic surveillance effort against Americans.
- Americans across the political spectrum are worried about foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election after Russia and China were confirmed to have tried to influence the presidential election in 2016. As a result of the 2016 results, Democrats spent three years investigating the impact of the interference (and some still do not accept the legitimacy of the election).
- Democrats under the Obama administration were found out to have been paying for or otherwise soliciting foreign involvement in the 2016 presidential election after they paid former British spy Christopher Steele for opposition research. Federal officials then used the research as evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
- Biden’s own relationship with China has been uniquely challenged after it was learned that his son has been paid by the Chinese government.
Keeping those things in mind, Pelosi accidentally admitted during a segment with CNN on Sunday that “China would prefer Joe Biden” to win the presidency.
Watch her statement below:
"China would prefer Joe Biden." – Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/gI1RHmFNOu
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 9, 2020
Here’s how some people responded to Pelosi’s remark:
Of course Joe loves the Chinese. They lined his pockets and his families. Made him very RICH! He sold out his country for money! Chinese love HIM, because they know he is NOT PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK!
— enigma (@enigma92241979) August 9, 2020
The fact that China prefers Joe Biden should be a huge red flag.
— Lando Griffin 🇨🇦 Lando Griffin on Parler too!! (@LandoGriffin13) August 9, 2020
Of course bc he’s in thier pocket
— DD…a perfect wife (@DD86229050) August 9, 2020
Waiting for the same level of outrage as “RUUUUSSSSIA” from 2016.
— Kathleen (@Calibamawife) August 9, 2020
— Frank Cyphers 🇺🇸 (@WrkClsHero) August 9, 2020
The MSM will furiously attempt to explain away and bury this clip.
— Generic Football Team Deetz (@tahDeetz) August 9, 2020
And she realized it too. That's why she stuttered.
— Inner_Music (@Inner_Music) August 9, 2020
Hunter Biden could be the ambassador to China. There are deals to be made!
— Stranger Here Myself (@GhostOfDiogenes) August 9, 2020
Exactly why he can’t win.
— ♱ ℑ’𝔪 𝔒𝔣𝔣𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔡 ♱ (@LFCHooligan1892) August 9, 2020
haha I bet Hunter would get an $83k a month job over there too.
— Frank the Tank (@RealFrank215) August 9, 2020
I’m sure they would. Pockets getting lined all the way to the top.
— Russel Noll (@Shifty406) August 9, 2020