Biden-Trump Debate: China, North Korea, India, Reduced To 'Friends, ' 'Thugs' And 'Filthy' Countries İn Foreign Policy Debate - Cnnpolitics

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Analysis: World reduced to 'friends,' 'thugs' and 'filthy' countries in Trump-Biden foreign policy debate

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10/23/2020 1:22:00 PM

World reduced to 'friends ,' 'thugs' and 'filthy' countries in Trump-Biden foreign policy debate | Analysis by jgriffiths

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That was how Democratic candidate Joe Biden attempted to sum up President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in Thursday's debate, arguing that Trump cozies up to"thugs" in North Korea, China and Russia, while he"pokes his finger at all our allies." It was a line that might play well among Biden's base, but, with its vague allusions to appeasement in the run up to World War II, it was indicative of a debate that had little genuine substance when it came to current foreign policy challenges, with both leaders choosing to use other countries as attack lines more than anything else. An initial question about allegations of election interference quickly derailed into both candidates tossing accusations of corruption: Trump brought up Hunter Biden's alleged ties to Ukraine and China, while Biden pointed to the President having a Chinese bank account. Biden did promise to"get China to play by international laws," an area where Beijing has arguably benefited from Trump's America First strategy and suspicion of multilateral organizations. However, he offered little insight into how he would actually go about doing that, especially as China is far stronger both internationally and domestically than it was the last time Biden was in office, beyond working with allies to try and rein Beijing in. 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jgriffiths jgriffiths 111 million voted in the 2016 election. Thus far in 2020 over 47.5 million votes are in and many more in the mail system. This debate will not change the outcome of this race. jgriffiths They have to break out in laughter after they go to commercial and say to each other there’s no way that the people watching us believe what We’re saying. cnn there delusional if they think that Biden’s not going away!

jgriffiths realDonaldTrump You know what else is filthy? The air in the west coast and colorado when it's burning nonstop due to climate change thanks to unfettered use of fossil fuel. This 'filth' is at home too, right here in the USA! jgriffiths Geography getting easer jgriffiths CNN reporters suck.... No talent or skills.

jgriffiths Biden is a joke. jgriffiths jgriffiths jgriffiths jgriffiths jgriffiths jgriffiths Biden calls Kim from north Korea a thug , great policy 'name calling' someone with nuclear weapons 👌... BidenCrimeFamiily jgriffiths Is a put on your mask for oxygen 1st kind of thing b4 you come to the rescue of others. Corona have driven every nation to that point it seems.

jgriffiths CNN has never been so untrustworthy as it is now! jgriffiths realDonaldTrump won this debate hands down. jgriffiths They have the proof. You ignore it because u are as crooked as his family. But will you defend Hunter roping young girls. If u care not for the country can u at least protect them. Or are u part of it. Not saying something makes you part of it.

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