House lawmakers arrived in Taiwan overnight to meet with the island nation’s vice president in what Fox News called a “defiant stand.” The delegation faced threats from China’s authoritarian, communist regime.
“We’re not gonna let this intimidation, you know, get to us,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
“We all received … threatening texts,” McCaul continued, describing the menacing behavior as “saber rattling.” McCaul went on to discuss the importance of Taiwan’s ability to mount a sufficiently deterrent military defense against potential Chinese military aggression.
The incident served as a somber reminder of the militancy of the CCP, and it is in that atmosphere that Todd Piro of “Fox & Friends First” hosted a panel that included Xi Van Fleet, a survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
It was not the Maoist’s military aggression that was the focus of Fleet’s concern, however, but another matter: the arraignment of former President Donald Trump. “You are cheering for your own demise, because… April 4th, 2023, would be remembered as one of the darkest day[s] in America when the Democrats made our country… a banana republic of communism,” Fox reported.
The charges against Trump are the result of a years-long campaign by New York DA Alvin Bragg and have been widely panned as political persecution lacking underlying legal merit.
“When the totalitarian wins, no one is safe, we will all become victim[s],” Fleet reportedly continued. “After the cultural revolution, what happened is China was brought to ruins and 20 some million lives lost. American people need to learn the history of the communism and to see that it is repeating right here in America.”
Fleet follows in a long tradition of survivors who have escaped communism in nations across the globe coming to the United States and warning us about communist efforts and trends here.
Joining Fleet on the panel were Mike Zhao, who was born in China, and recent congressional candidate Hung Cao, whose family fled Vietnam as it fell to communism. “He echoed Fleet’s sentiment on Thursday, saying Americans are falling ‘prey’ to totalitarian leadership in the wake of the indictment.”
“My grandfather was hauled away in the middle night. He was a magistrate and murdered in front of my mom, and so it’s just one of those things where if this can happen in the United States, that it can happen anywhere,” Cao reportedly said.
Communist China, meanwhile, is reportedly having a “good chuckle” at the “irony” as it watches the U.S. undermine itself as a beacon of hope.
“Chinese didn’t always feel the need, nor have the ammunition, to lampoon the U.S. political system,” an article by a media outlet with pro-China financial ties reported. “However, the generation of young people who shouted ‘Long live President Wilson’ at the end of World War I, and the idealistic generation who endorsed a ‘fight for freedom and democracy’ in Tiananmen Square in 1989, have little in common with young Chinese people today who see no upside to emulating American democracy.”
Critics worry that the undermining may embolden the CCP in its military ambitions toward Taiwan.
The discussions take place at a time of continued emergence of hard evidence and even confessions regarding a history of multimillion-dollar Chinese payments to the Biden family. Trump is next expected in court in December.
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