In his State of the Union address, Joe Biden called out China's President Xi Jinping.
"In a section of his speech about the decline of democracy around the world, Biden called out countries that would not want to do business with Xi."
Biden: "Name me a world leader who would change places with Xi Jinping! Name me one!" pic.twitter.com/5Lm9JZFY3j
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 8, 2023
In his speech, Biden said that the autocracies have gotten weaker, and he called out China's President Xi Jinping.
In response, Biden stated that the US is "rallying the world" to address various global issues, such as climate change. He also said that he doesn't see a conflict between the US and China.
Some observers criticized the ad-libbed part of Biden's speech. Joshua Rogin of the Washington Post noted that there are many world leaders who would happily trade places with Xi.
There are dozens of world leaders who would happily change positions with Xi Jinping, unfortunately. Biden shouldn’t have blurted out that confusing and bungled ad-lib on China. #sotu2023
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) February 8, 2023
Last week, Biden referred to the spy balloon incident. He said that the US would protect its sovereignty if China continues to threaten it.
Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, was supposed to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last weekend, but he was postponed due to the spy balloon issue. China was mentioned a lot in Biden's speech, and he avoided referring to Russia by name.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.