Yet that isn’t proving an effective cudgel for Trump this go-round — not after 3 ½ years of his own missteps with China.
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AdvertisementTrump renewed his assault this month in a meandering Rose Garden polemic that blamed Biden for all the challenges the Trump administration has encountered with China, including its crackdown on Hong Kong.
Were he facing an opponent more effective than Trump, and less culpable, Biden might be in a tough spot.
Go ahead and liquidate them, Biden countered — China owned a small fraction of U.S. debt and wouldn’t find a better investment elsewhere.