Democrats played into the hands of the CCP by trashing America for at least four years to gain domestic political power, according to Ric Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence and, before that, the U.S. ambassador to Germany in the Trump administration.
“To be lectured on American soil in Alaska by the Chinese is despicable, and they created this — the secretary of state, [National Security Adviser] Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden, Susan Rice — they created this dilemma; they really took the United States, and they damaged us with their four-year narrative,” Grenell asserted on the Fox News Channel.
Grenell was reacting to how China, in an attempt during last week’s bilateral Alaska Summit to deflect from its own abuses of civil liberties and various misdeeds on the world stage, assailed the U.S. for, among other things, so-called deep-seated human rights challenges in connection with Black Lives Matter.
“Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo described the tense exchange as “Beijing’s top diplomat schooling Secretary of State Antony Blinken,” adding that the Trump administration was never disrespected in this manner. Now, with a new occupant in the White House, she implied, China is showing who’s boss.
Grenell told the Fox News host that the Alaska encounter should provide a wake-up call for America Last Democrats.
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“I hope that this is a reminder for Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Blinken that when you spend four years denigrating America in order to get some sort of political leverage internally, a partisan win so to speak, you damage the United States because what they’ve done in terms of BLM narratives and really tearing down our history,” Grenell said.
“You look at all the violence that the Democrats clearly did, they hyped this and messaged this for partisan political purposes over the last four years in order to gain power,” he recalled.
“That now is being used against them. And what they have to understand is tearing down America and telling Americans that they should be ashamed of our history, or they should be ashamed of who we are, also sends a strong message to our enemies that we don’t have credibility with them,” Grenell added.
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Signaling agreement, Bartiromo noted that the anti-freedom agenda of the political left is having ramifications across the globe.
“It’s not enough to denounce the CCP as bad; you have to believe the free world is superior. You have to believe that democracy and liberty and freedom works and lifts many boats and is superior to communism.
“But how can you believe that when you’ve got so much, so many people, saying how bad America is, and how racist the country we are — teaching our kids critical race theory in the seventh grade. It’s extraordinary; so you’re right, what comes out of this whole narrative, the woke left, that’s reverberating across the world, and China is watching our political debates carefully and closely.”
Based on his diplomatic experience, Grenell recalled the political divide in western Europe about whether socialism is superior to capitalism.
“I think that there’s a whole variety of issues that the West, so to speak, our western allies, have become really weak on, and that was what President Trump stood firm on. I loved that President Trump said ‘look, if you’re not gonna fund NATO, if you’re not going to fund the most successful organization in the history of the world, then why should we have it? Why should America be defending Europe if you don’t believe in these western values…”
Former President Trump is the only commander in chief in recent memory who stood up to Beijing on behalf of America and the American worker, particularly in the context of leveling the playing field on trade with China.
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