Fox News host Tucker Carlson shared a video Monday that apparently shows a Communist Chinese official brag about having accommodating friends at the highest levels of America’s “core inner circle.”
“This is as close to a smoking gun as we’ve ever seen,” Carlson said on the opening segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“I’m going to throw out something maybe a little bit explosive here. It’s just because we have people at the top. We have our old friends who are at the top of America’s core inner circle of power and influence,” says Di Dongsheng, vice dean of the School of International Relations at Renmin University, delivering a lecture to an unidentified crowed on Nov. 28, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: Report: Alleged Chinese Spy Raised Money For Eric Swalwell, Put Intern In His Office)
In the video Di suggests that Chinese objectives met a huge stumbling block with President Donald Trump — who slapped large tariffs on Chinese goods in order to win a trade war.
“We know that the Trump administration is in a trade war with us, so why can’t we fix the Trump administration? Why did China and the U.S. used to be able to settle all kinds of issues between 1992 and 2016?” Di asked, rhetorically.
Di claimed that China has been able to influence U.S. policy for decades and “for the past 30 years, 40 years, we have been utilizing the core power of the United States.”
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe also said Thursday that the Chinese government actively attempts to attract allies in Congress as part of a “massive” campaign to gain influence over the United States.
Di suggested there will be a lot fewer impediments to advancing Chinese objectives with a Joe Biden administration.
“During the U.S.-China trade war, [Wall Street] tried to help, and I know that my friends on the U.S. side told me that they tried to help, but they couldn’t do much. But now we’re seeing Biden was elected, the traditional elite, the political elite, the establishment, they’re very close to Wall Street, so you see that, right?” Di asked those present.
However, despite Di’s warm feelings for Biden, the president-elected has said he plans to keep the Trump tariffs in place.
Carlson noted that Di’s words might explain why Russia and not China is often cited as the greatest danger to the United States. (RELATED: Chinese Propaganda Machine Loves WHO Official Bruce Aylward)
“If you’re wondering why our political class has stood by and allowed the Chinese government to degrade this country and our way of life, why they’ve stood by as the Chinese government has flooded the United States with deadly opioids that have killed hundreds of thousands of people, or have stood by as the Chinese government ripped off billions of intellectual property from our companies —there’s your answer.”