Former Vice President Joe Biden is in hot water.
The Democrat frontrunner for president is being confronted with a horrible scandal from his past.
And Biden made one jaw-dropping comment that has everyone taking treason.
Joe Biden has come under fire for his cozy relations to the Chinese government and whether China holds improper influence over him.
On a recent campaign swing, Biden claimed China – which is working to supplant the United States as the world’s sole super power – is not a competitor with the U.S.
That comment launched a re-examination of Biden’s record on China.
And Americans do not like what they see.
Biden has long promoted the Chinese national interest at the expense of America.
In 2013, he praised Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal which shipped American jobs and wealth to Asian countries that would benefit the Chinese even though Beijing was not a party to the agreement.
Biden said he proudly supported TPP, which he acknowledged would have opened global markets and forced American workers and U.S. industry to compete against low-wage foreign workers in countries like Malaysia and Vietnam.
“These institutions that the affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order because the global order is changing again,” Biden told Export-Import bankers.
Central to this multilateral, open markets agenda, Biden said, is ensuring that foreign countries are prosperous — including China. Biden said at the time that China having a prosperous economy is “overwhelmingly” in the interests of American businesses and U.S. workers:
We have to update the global rules of the road, we have to do it in a way that maximize benefits for everyone because obviously its overwhelmingly in our interests. This is not a zero-sum game. It’s overwhelmingly in our interests that China prosper, that Mongolia prosper, that nations big and large, east and west, in Latin America and in Africa prosper … we want everyone to have a little money to make sure they can buy American products.
Biden’s pro-China stance figures to be one of the key flash points in a potential matchup with President Trump.
Will his support for Chinese industry at the expense of American workers kill any chance to win back working class voters that defected to Donald Trump in 2016?
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