China News Service, April 21, The New York Times reported on the 20th that the US Republican Party ’s strategy is very clear. It is to try to blame the new crown epidemic on China to divert people ’s attention and use its hostility towards China. To save the election. However, Trump's self-contradictory remarks have disrupted the plan.
The report pointed out at the beginning that the Republican Party ’s strategy could not be clearer: from dense Republican MPs on Fox News to new advertisements for President Trump ’s Super Political Action Committee to sharp criticisms in Donald Trump ’s tweet The Republican Party tried to blame China to divert attention from the government's criticized measures against the new crown virus.
On March 13, local time, US President Trump declared a "state of emergency" at the White House in response to the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tongshe
The New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic has killed tens of thousands of Americans and unemployment has soared to the highest level since the Great Depression. Republicans are increasingly convinced that China will be promoted as the "number one enemy" responsible for the spread of the virus, and the United States will be used The hostility may be the best way to save this difficult election.
Republican senators in a difficult election are preparing to condemn China ’s advertising. Conservatives like Senators Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley, who have the ambition to become presidents in the future, are competing to adopt a tougher attitude than China. Party officials are waving poll data in public and private, hoping that Trump can confront Beijing.
Trump ’s own campaign aides also supported this strategy. They published an offensive advertisement last week that portrayed Joseph R. Biden Jr., who was nominated as a Democratic presidential candidate. Pairs of people with weak attitudes to China. The ad relies heavily on the image of Asians, including former Washington State Governor and Chinese-American Gary Locke, who is widely believed to be inciting xenophobia.
The report titled "The Republican Party's No. 1 Enemy of" Dumping Pot China "Strategy: Trump" believes that there is a potential obstacle to the Republican plan, that is, the party's leader.
The report pointed out that Trump is eager to continue the trade negotiations, is uneasy about further disrupting the market, and is eager to protect his relationship with China while the United States relies on Chinese manufacturers to provide life-saving medical supplies, so he has repeatedly upset the Republican Party ’s Blame.
The report cited some of Trump's confusing words and deeds. For example, he emphasized that he issued travel restrictions on China in January to refute criticism from outsiders about his slow response to the epidemic; he said that he had conducted “integrity transactions” with China and “hoped to maintain good relations with China”, but privately Here, he complained about China again; last Friday, he also assumed that China is the country with the largest number of deaths from the new corona virus-in fact, the United States, saying "not satisfied with China".
It remains to be seen whether Trump's conflicting messages on China will hurt his position among voters. Voters have repeatedly seen the president express opposing views on the same issue, but have not been hurt like other politicians who do so.
Although Trump's team knew that his own words would be used against him, they believed that comparing his history with Biden's history would benefit him.
Although the president has very different public statements, the core of his campaign strategy is to manipulate people's anger caused by the casualties and economic losses caused by the new crown virus, and transfer it to an opponent that many Americans are already alert to.
This strategy includes efforts to use Sino-US relations to suppress Biden. Republicans think he is weak because his remarks last year played down the geopolitical challenges posed by China.
The New York Times reported that in the past elections, candidates from both parties have pointed their finger at China. But as the United States entered the presidential election season, the New Crown Virus began to spread throughout the United States. This time the words of both parties were much sharper-people are increasingly worried that this will promote xenophobia and discrimination against Asian Americans.
The report believes that Trump's contradictory remarks on China not only show that he is an unreliable political messenger, but also show his long-standing ambiguous attitude towards the world's second largest economy. When he ran for president four years ago, he vowed to be tough on China, but he was not determined to isolate the Chinese, but to cooperate with them-especially to make more money for the United States from Sino-US relations.
When Biden began to rally all parties in the Democratic Party, Trump's approval rating showed a red flag, and Republican senators preparing to run for the election found that the campaign funds raised lag far behind their Democratic opponents. This has led to a growing sense of urgency within the Republican Party, arguing that the president should put aside his hopes of profiting through reconciliation with China.