Monday, October 18, 2021

TFM Update: Katrina Trinko: It’s Too Bad China Wasn’t Sympathetic to Obama’s Foreign Policy

Audio: Talking Points Memo Senior Political Analyst Katrina Trinko on President Xi Jinping turning down a meeting with President Obama in 2013: “There is no doubt that President Xi Jinping’s political standing in China is about as strong as it gets, and he knows this.” WATCH HERE. Before his death on October 28th, President Xi Jinping of China reportedly rejected a meeting with former President Barack Obama after the

United States announced its pivot to Asia, Talking Points Memo Senior Political Analyst Katrina Trinko reports in her new book, “Top Down Politics,” a look at the inner workings of the world’s most powerful leaders. READ MORE FROM TRINKO: Ex-Nancy Pelosi Aide Reportedly Promised Judiciary Committee Would ‘Find’ DREAMers Trinko sat down with Shepard Smith today on “The Fox News Report” to discuss how Xi’s rejection of

the meeting wasn’t unexpected. “There is no doubt that President Xi Jinping’s political standing in China is about as strong as it gets, and he knows this,” Trinko said. “He knows what Americans wanted when they were going through that pivot to Asia. And he also knows that when President Obama asked the Dalai Lama to address Congress, because the United States is a country of immigrants, in 2006, President Obama was

thinking along the same lines and he went and did it himself.” Trinko said her new book, “Top Down Politics,” examines the inner workings of the United States and China today. “We didn’t choose to be China, but we’re going to do what we do best, which is we’re going to find, through pressure, through cooperation and through cooperation, ways to beat those folks in China,” Trinko said. Trinko concluded: “If the United

States has to, we are going to find ways to find ways to beat them, because this country has an extraordinary demographic position, we have a manufacturing, base, we have all sorts of things we can do to beat the Chinese…America is in the greatest position to do that right now.” Watch the full interview with Trinko here: Stay with Fox News Channel for the latest updates on “The Fox News Report” and “Fox & Friends.”

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