WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki Catching Major Heat For ‘Welcoming Stiff Competition’ Remark Concerning China’s Top Nuke Capable Weapons
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is catching a ton of flack for comments she made on Monday afternoon in response to being asked a question about communist China getting their hands on an advanced nuclear-capable weapons system, stating the Biden administration welcomed “stiff-competition.”
The question Psaki was asked was inspired from a report published by the Financial Times.
“China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target,” the report went on to say.
“The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized. The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China’s military modernization,” the report continued.
“I’m not going to comment on the specific report,” the press secretary replied. “I can say and would echo what he said, which is, generally speaking, we’ve made clear, are concerned about the military capabilities that the PRC continues to pursue. And we have been consistent in our approach with China. We welcome stiff competition, but we do not that competition to veer into conflict. And that is certainly what we convey privately as well.”
Here are some of the top responses Psaki received via The Daily Wire:
Douglas Ernst, writer: “I’m not sure it’s a good idea for a press secretary to say an administration ‘welcome[s] stiff competition’ when it comes to nations finding innovative and creative ways to destroy one another. What kind of person says that kind of thing? Yeesh.”
John Cardillo, political commentator: “This is irresponsible, inappropriate, and downright dangerous.”
Kurt Schlichter, columnist: “This is so unserious. And the reality could not be more serious.”
Donald Trump Jr. commented on the statement, saying, “Maybe I’m old fashioned but I prefer to beat communists, not just have a ‘stiff competition’ with them and then politely ask that they not beat us up when they catch up to our capabilities.”
“It’s like they brought in somebody from Media Matters with no foreign policy experience to run the country,” Jazz Shaw, a writer, replied to the comment.
“It’s not competition when one participant steals everyone else’s IP and tech because of their murderous, clowntastic communism,” Popular radio pundit and Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch said.