At a time when most of the country agrees that China poses a threat to American national security, Gavin Newsom is in the Far East cozying up to Xi Jinping.
Newsom Seeks Cooperation with CCP
“Divorce is not an option” the Governor of California claimed when it comes to the world’s two largest economies, referring to the United States and China, after he visited with the head of the CCP.
Last I checked, no one elected Newsom – a man with virtually no foreign policy experience – as President of the United States.
However, he is the first governor to meet with Xi in six years. Birds of a feather and all.
Newsom is in China for a week-long visit to promote action on climate change.
In his interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Newsom said his meeting with Xi in Beijing had revived hope that the United States and China were at a turning point in their relations.
“We’ve got to turn down the heat. We’ve got to manage our strategic differences. We’ve got to reconcile our strategic red lines,” he said.
Of course, he needs to reconcile with the communist party. They provide all the raw materials he needs to power his electronic dream for California … and beyond.
China is California’s biggest trading partner, with nearly $166 billion in two-way trade in 2022, according to official state data.
I wouldn’t exactly count this as a net positive.
Globalist’s Mistaken Strategy of Cooperation
Newsom mistakenly believes his meeting with Xi is “indicative of a thawing.”
This is the problem with the foreign policy stance of all the elitist globalists; they think sadistic, egomaniacal tyrants all want to be in their little privileged, high-minded, erudite club. They believe leaders like Xi aren’t seeking world domination and, really, just want to live in peaceful cooperation.
Top U.S. mostly Democratic officials have rebelled against the word “decoupling” when it comes to the nations’ intertwined economies, instead favoring an approach to “derisk,” or reduce dependence on China.
Newsom said he had reinforced the same message in his meetings with Chinese leaders. “Competition’s good, it’s healthy,” he added. “But derisking is very different than decoupling … To me, it’s nothing more than diversification.”
China doesn’t compete. China cheats. It steals technological innovation. It commits human rights abuses in order to gain economic advantage.
Still, Newsom believes there is room for negotiation when it comes to issues like fentanyl and human rights violations.
“There was an animated part of the meeting that was around this issue” of fentanyl, Newsom told reporters regarding his meeting with Xi.
Newsom said he and Xi discussed the need to stem the flow of fentanyl ingredients out of China and into Mexico through the black market.
Sure, I’m sure Xi will get right on that for you, Gavin.
Gavin Newsom Praises China Border Protection
Never one to miss a PR opportunity, Newsom took time out to take a stroll along the Great Wall of China, stopping to stand in awe of the wall, calling it “remarkable, this ingenuity of engineering and imagination.”
“This is up here where the soldiers would, ah, well, they’d all congregate and then they’d line up their arrows and protect the homeland here.”
It’s hard to take Newsom seriously. When our country wants to protect its borders, it’s somehow criminal, but when China does it, it’s a “remarkable testament to human ingenuity.”
The Governor is confident that his “outside the Beltway” status puts him in a unique position to work with the CCP.
“I’m mindful of the strategic red lines in our relationship,” he said. “But I’m also mindful that we’re more than capable of managing them.”
But he may not be a D.C. outsider for long. Newsom’s previous visit to the U.S. border and procuring diplomatic relations with China certainly created the appearance of a bid for the Oval Office.
If that’s the case, his relationship with Xi could go from cozy to chilly in an instant.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor and opinion writer for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
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