In a new video released on Wednesday former President Donald Trump vowed to stop China from owning "vital infrastructure" within the United States and force Chinese nationals to sell holdings that put the nation’s security at risk if he wins his reelection campaign in 2024.
"China is buying up our country," Trump began. "While corrupt Democrats and RINO-type politicians in Washington have been spending trillions of dollars on the Green New Deal nonsense, foolish foreign wars, and providing lavish benefits to illegal aliens from all over the planet, China has been spending trillions of dollars to take over the crown jewels of the United States economy."
Trump continued on to state that China "is buying up our technology, they’re buying up food supplies, they’re buying up our farmland, they’re buying up our minerals and natural resources, they’re buying up our ports and shipping terminals."
It was revealed last week that Chinese companies own or operate more than 93 shipping ports across 53 countries, including in US cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, according to The Hill.
With the help of "corrupt influence peddlers, like the Biden crime family, China is even trying to buy up the pillars of the US energy industry."
"Because frankly, Biden and the group don't care about real energy. They only care about nonsense energy, energy that doesn't work and it never will," Trump continued.
Noting concerns raised about purchases by Chinese nationals near power plants and military bases, Trump said "the fact is we should be very concerned about all Chinese communist activity in the United States."
In July, it was revealed that there were concerns over whether cell towers fitted with equipment from the Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei placed close to military bases or missile silos could intercept sensitive data regarding the sites, according to Reuters.
"Economic security is national security," said Trump, adding that "China does not allow American companies to take over their critical infrastructure. And America should not allow China to take over our critical infrastructure."
"I didn't allow it when I was president and I won't allow it when we become president again."
To protect the country, Trump vowed to enact "aggressive new restrictions on Chinese ownership of any vital infrastructure in the United States," including farmlands, telecommunications, technology, natural resources, and "other strategic assets."
"We should stop all future Chinese purchases in these essential industries. And we should begin the process of forcing the Chinese to sell any current holdings that put our national security at risk," said Trump.
"If we don't do this, the United States will be owned by China which would make them very happy. When I'm president, I will ensure that America's future remains firmly in American hands just as I did when I was president before. It'll happen again, and our country will be stronger than ever," he concluded.
Trump’s statement comes as the Biden administration has continued to place China ahead of its own citizens.
As Americans were experiencing their first spike in price at the gas pump under Biden’s leadership in 2021, just months before prices would average over $5 per gallon, the administration released 50 million barrels of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserves, a majority of which was expected to go to China and India, according to Fox Business.
In the midst of record-high gas prices last summer, it was revealed that over 5 million barrels of oil released from the reserves touted as an action to lower prices at the pump were exported overseas, including to China.
In December, the Department of Energy was revealed to have given a $200 million award to Microvast Holdings, a Texas-based lithium battery company that "operates primarily from China," according to the Washington Free Beacon.
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