Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren would rather praise communist China than the President of the United States.
The 2020 presidential hopeful and darling of the left appeared on CBS This Morning to hawk her new book when host John Dickerson brought up North Korea and the progress President Trump’s made in pressuring the rogue nation to de-nuclearize its military.
But Warren insisted the president doesn’t have a clear strategy, and suggested Trump take ques from North Korea’s communist neighbor to the north.
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“There is a North Korean official apparently coming to America. You said the president doesn’t look like he has a strategy, but it looks like his calling off the summit last week seems to have lit a fire under the North Koreans. Three hostages have been released, so maybe there is a strategy?” Dickerson said.
“You know, look. North Korea is a bad actor, we understand that, uh and uh, the president had already promised that they could have a meeting with the President of the United States, something that both Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather had long, long sought,” Warren said.
“Then it’s been back and it’s been forth. I want this to work, I want this to work to reduce the threat to South Korea, to Japan, to our allies in the region, to the United States of America, to the entire world, but it really takes a strategy and I look at the comparison with China,” she said.
“Look at what China is doing,” Warren continued. “China’s got the long term arc and it’s playing everybody. It’s playing North Korea, it’s playing South Korea, it’s playing the United States of America because it has a long-term whole-of-government strategy that keeps driving towards an end.”
The “whole-of-government” strategy is no doubt a product of China’s communist government, which has repeatedly jailed or tortured anyone who doesn’t align with its views.
The Communist party of China – the only political party in China – also recently announced that it eliminated term limits for the country’s president and vice president, which essentially turned the China’s 65-year-old leader Xi Jinping into a dictator for life, The Guardian reports.
“What is going on here is that Xi Jinping is setting himself up to rule China as a strongman, a personalistic leader – I have no problem calling it a dictator – for life,” Susan Shirk, former President Bill Clinton’s deputy Secretary of State, told the news site.
The move solidifies Communist control over the “whole-of-government,” making it much easier to keep “driving towards an end” than in a Democracy like America, though Shirk and others seem to believe that “strategy” will ultimately fail.
“It’s hard for me to see how this kind of police state that puts such severe restrictions on civil society and on information and on the educational system is really going to be a successful modern China,” Shirk told The Guardian. “I expect there is going to be some form of push back eventually – he’s already lost the intellectuals.”