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Fox eyeing Biden’s candidate for national security adviser: He has been interviewed by Chinese state media

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Fox eyeing Biden's candidate for national security adviser: He has been interviewed by Chinese state media

With the announcement of President-elect Biden’s first cabinet candidates, the conservative American media Fox News, a daily supporter of Trump, also moved by the wind.

On November 25th, Fox News hyped up the fact that Biden’s national security adviser candidate was interviewed by Chinese state media in 2017, especially when he criticized Trump in the interview.

Fox eyeing Biden's candidate for national security adviser: He has been interviewed by Chinese state media

The article started like this: “The man who was selected by President-elect Biden as the national security adviser, in an interview with a Chinese official media in 2017, condemned Trump’s foreign policy.”

During Biden’s tenure as vice president, Jake Sullivan was his national security adviser. Sullivan worked in the U.S. State Department and served as a senior policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

He criticized Trump for his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and expressed his views on Sino-US trade relations.

At the end of 2017, Sullivan was interviewed by a reporter from China International Television Station (CGTN). One of the topics is related to Trump’s announcement that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The reporter believes that this is “to please those Christian fundamentalists, who will be an important part of Trump’s power base.”

Fox eyeing Biden's candidate for national security adviser: He has been interviewed by Chinese state media

Sullivan commented on this: “I think this is a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. This is about Trump and his supporters, not about promoting the peace process. In terms of promoting peace in the Middle East. It’s difficult for us to find a good reason for this decision.”

In addition, this interview happened before Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement. Sullivan said he would urge Trump to stay in the agreement.

Sullivan said: “I think Trump has been playing tricks on the Iran nuclear agreement. He has been raising questions about whether the United States will stay or leave. In this case, he has caused the rest of the world to worry more about what Washington constitutes. Risks, not the risks posed by Tehran. This is not in the strategic interests of the United States.”

After exaggerating how much Sullivan was against Trump, Fox turned to admit that when Chinese reporters hinted that the Trump administration was favoring one side in the “sectarian violence” in the Middle East, Sullivan “really” countered and criticized To Iran.

In fact, it is not surprising that figures in the Democratic camp criticized Trump. Fox News found out the old news in 2017 and published an article called “Biden’s National Security Advisor Attacked Trump in an Interview with Chinese State Media” as if it were “unexpectedly”, just to emphasize this future. Senior officials of the Democratic Party have contacted the Chinese media, and have also made remarks against the current U.S. government, with the intention of triggering reveries.

This operation is very familiar. After all, it is not the first time that China has been forced to “appear”.

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Biden tears away from his hometown and flies to Washington

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According to reports from the Associated Press and CNN on the 19th, the US President-elect Biden departed from his hometown of Delaware in the afternoon and arrived in Washington, the capital of the United States by plane, preparing to participate the next day (20th) Inauguration.

Before leaving, Biden, who was very excited, gave a speech in Delaware, and for a time “tears down”. He said that Delaware would be the starting point of his trip to Washington. Afterward, Biden flew to Washington to meet with Vice President-elect Harris and attended a mourning ceremony for the new crown epidemic in the United States.

Biden’s inauguration will begin on the morning of the 20th, but core areas such as the National Mall in Washington have been blocked. The number of tickets for the inauguration ceremony has been reduced to more than 1,000, which will mainly invite members of the US Congress and government officials. Currently, there are approximately 25,000 US National Guard soldiers in charge of security work during the ceremony.

 

Biden’s speech “tears full of tears”

According to the National Public Radio (NPR), Biden took a flight from Wilmington, Delaware, on the afternoon of the 19th to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. He originally planned to take an Amtrak train, but the plan was eventually canceled due to safety concerns.

Before leaving, Biden first gave a speech at the Delaware National Guard barracks, which was named after his late son Beau Biden.

In his speech, Biden praised Delaware, which he described as the “starting point of a trip to Washington”: “After I die, Delaware will be inscribed in my heart… My next trip to Washington From here on, this place defines the best of us as Americans.” American media pointed out that Biden “could not help but choked up and burst into tears for a while.”

Biden also mentioned his late son in the military camp, which he described as “one of the main factors that inspired him to run for president.”

Subsequently, Biden briefly reviewed the scene when he took office as Obama’s vice president in 2009 when Biden was traveling to Washington by train and claimed that he would “forever make Delaware proud.” About 100 people attended the speech, including Biden’s family and a large number of Delaware officials.

After arriving in Washington, Biden made a high-profile appearance with the Vice President-elect Harris of the United States. The two attended a mourning ceremony for the new crown epidemic outside the Lincoln Memorial and delivered speeches. The US media pointed out that this was also the first inaugural event carried out by Biden and Harris.

Biden said in the mourning ceremony: “Sometimes it is painful to remember these things, but this is how we heal. It is very important for a country, so we will be here today, lighting up the lights in the evening. The reflection in the pool commemorates everyone we lost.” At the time Biden delivered this speech, the number of deaths from the new crown pneumonia in the United States had exceeded 400,000.

The Associated Press stated that after the mourning ceremony, Biden will go to the Blair Building, the official welcome of the US President, for the night, and attend the inauguration of the US President on the morning of the 20th.

 

The Secretary of State appointed by Biden is busy speculating on China issues

While Biden was making a speech in Delaware, “with tears in tears,” his appointed Secretary of State Brinken was speaking out in Washington, making no secret of his strong views on China, and he started to hype issues related to China before he took office.

According to the “Wall Street Journal” report, at the Senate’s hearing on the afternoon of the 19th, Brinken claimed that China “posed the greatest threat to the United States” and agreed with the Trump administration’s hardline claims against China. Brinken also agreed with the current Secretary of State Pompeo’s series of so-called “investigations” on China, and expressed support for Pompeo’s nonsense on issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

In addition to the China issue, Brinken also talked about the Iranian nuclear issue and the Palestinian-Israeli issue. He did not mention the specific plan of the United States to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement, saying that it “still has a long way to go”, and repeatedly stressed that the United States “must prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.”

On the Palestinian-Israeli issue, he expressed support for the Trump administration’s approach, saying that the new US government will continue to place the US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem to show US support for Israel.

The Wall Street Journal analyzed that this means that Brinken has reached agreement with most Republican lawmakers on the China issue, implying that in the next four years, the Biden administration is likely to adopt a more unified and tough foreign policy toward China.

 

On the eve of the ceremony, the security situation continued

Although Biden’s inauguration is near, the United States National Guard, which is responsible for Washington’s security work, is infrequent situations. Not only are there personnel involved in making extreme remarks, but there is also a serious situation of military uniforms being stolen.

The Associated Press quoted an anonymous official from the US Department of Defense as saying that 12 members of the National Guard have been relieved of security work, and they have been found to have ties to right-wing militia organizations or express extreme views. Officials of the Ministry of Defense did not disclose the specific units in which these people served.

The commander of the National Guard, Daniel Hokanson (Daniel Hokanson) confirmed to the Associated Press that these personnel have been removed from their current positions for safety reasons. However, he claimed that only 2 people were involved in making inappropriate comments related to the inauguration ceremony, and the remaining 10 were transferred due to past criminal records or other potential problems and did not involve the inauguration issue.

However, the US Department of Defense also stated that it has not found any serious internal threats.

At the same time, a military uniform was stolen in the surrounding area of Washington. CNN reported that on the morning of the 19th, two US Army uniforms were stolen in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, near Washington.

According to the description of the local police, the thief opened an unlocked vehicle of a US soldier and stole two military uniforms from it. However, the police pointed out that, including the vehicle of the US soldier’s mother, other vehicles in the neighborhood were stolen. Their case should not be specifically for military uniforms. But for security reasons, they have warned Washington to pay attention to this matter.

Biden’s inauguration ceremony will begin on the morning of the 20th. About 25,000 US National Guard soldiers have been stationed in Washington to take charge of security work during the ceremony. Core areas such as the National Mall in Washington have been blocked, and the number of tickets for the inauguration ceremony has also been drastically reduced, from 200,000 tickets to more than 1,000 tickets. Members of Congress and government officials will mainly be invited to attend.

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U.S. Vice President-elect Harris resigns as a senator in accordance with procedures

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U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris resigned from her position as a senator of Congress, and in two days she will become the first female vice president in American history, as well as the first African and Asian vice president.

According to a report by Fox News on the 18th, Harris wrote in a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom: “In the post of Vice President of the United States, I would like to thank the people of California for the past four years. It is my honor to serve them in the Senate.”

According to reports, Harris’ seat in the Senate will be replaced by California’s current Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Padilla will thus become the first Latino federal senator in California history.

The report pointed out that although Harris will resign from the Senate, she has not completely left the Senate. After taking office as Vice President, she will also automatically serve as the Speaker of the Senate, a title that enables Harris to preside over Senate meetings. The two parties currently occupy 50 seats in the Senate. According to regulations, when the Senate vote is even, Harris, as the Speaker of the Senate, will cast a key vote to break the deadlock. This also means that the Democrats will gain control of the Senate.

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Fauci: The Biden administration is ‘fully feasible’ to vaccinate 100 million Americans within 100 days

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Anthony Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, said on the 17th that President-elect Biden’s plan to vaccinate 100 million people against the new crown within 100 days of taking office is “completely feasible.”

According to a Reuters report on the 17th, Fauci said in an interview that day that the two new vaccines being developed by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson may “soon” be submitted to US regulators for approval, which will speed up the pace of vaccination. . “We only need a few weeks, not months.” Fauci said.

Fauci also pointed out that vaccinating more people, requiring people to wear masks, and maintaining social distancing will be the best way for the United States to deal with the more infectious mutated new coronavirus.

While Fauci made the above comments, some people also criticized the current speed of vaccination in the United States. According to reports, the cumulative number of deaths from the new crown in the United States has exceeded 390,000. But so far, about 10.6 million Americans have been vaccinated, only half of the current President Trump’s projected goal by the end of 2020.

Previously, Biden had said that after he took office on the 20th, speeding up vaccination would be one of his top priorities, and Fauci would also serve as the president’s chief medical adviser in the Biden administration.

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