Last Updated on July 13, 2023
A confidential memo from the DeSantis campaign was leaked on Thursday. The memo, dated July 6th, 2023, outlines the campaign’s policy and spending plans. However, what is conspicuous in the memo is the absence of any mention of fair and reliable trade with China. This is a concern, as it was previously reported by National File that DeSantis told his elite Silicon Valley donors that he is against imposing tariffs on China.
According to the leaked China policy of the DeSantis campaign, China is not seen as a superpower but rather as a desperate power. The memo identifies China as both a foreign policy threat and a domestic policy threat for the United States. The campaign vows to fight against China’s attempts to control the hemisphere and prevent them from engaging in activities such as spying on American citizens, stealing technology, and challenging America’s global position. The memo concludes with a bold statement, declaring that America does not need China.
However, what is troubling is the absence of a fair trade policy in DeSantis’ approach towards China. It is worth noting that his free trade stance with China is inspired by Paul Ryan, a prominent advocate for free trade. This approach, if implemented, could have disastrous consequences for America. For instance, it opens the door for Chinese farms to flood the American market, potentially leading to the closure of many American farms. This would grant China extensive control over America’s food supply, paralleling its current dominance in the manufacturing sector.
Another concerning aspect highlighted by National File is the close ties between DeSantis’ mega-donor, Ken Griffin, and China. It has been widely speculated that Griffin is positioning himself to become DeSantis’ Treasury Secretary. If this were to happen, it would not be surprising if Griffin pushed for policies that would facilitate the establishment of a China One World Digital Currency.
Donald Trump, a prominent critic of DeSantis’ free trade policy, has strongly voiced his opposition. In his recent speech in Iowa, Trump underscored that DeSantis’ approach would lead to the downfall of American farms. Trump remains the only presidential candidate who supports fair trade with China.
In a tweet by the Trump War Room, President Trump accused DeSantis of siding with the Communists in China while emphasizing his own support for American farmers.
The implications are clear: a Ron DeSantis presidency could result in China gaining control over America’s food supply, thereby making DeSantis arguably worse than Joe Biden in terms of dealing with this critical issue.
In conclusion, the leaked memo reveals the DeSantis campaign’s firm stance against China’s growing influence. However, it is alarming that the memo lacks a fair trade policy to safeguard American interests. The close ties between DeSantis’ mega-donor and China raise concerns about potential policies that could further bolster China’s control. As the debates surrounding fair trade intensify, it is essential for voters to critically evaluate the different candidates’ approaches and consider the long-term implications for America’s economic stability and national security.