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Mike Pompeo says China’s Xi is ‘serious’ about ‘bash beads bloody’ warning

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined “Fox News Primetime” to speak about the increasingly stark dichotomy between the priorities of the U.S. military versus those of America’s top rivals and enemies.

On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened that any nation who gets in the way of China’s priorities “will find their heads bashed bloody against a great wall of steel.” Pompeo urged the Biden administration to take the Chinese threat seriously, telling host Jesse Watters that Xi sees America as ‘weak.’ “We’ve seen this now for six months with this administration: unprepared to respond to Chinese aggression,” he said.

Pompeo also stated that Biden still refuses to hold China accountable for obstructing a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and has yet to penalize the Xi regime for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong and Xinjiang Province.

“The Chinese can see weakness. They can see an administration that’s not prepared to respond in the way the Trump Administration did with clarity and force and resolve. This is what it’s going to take to deter Xi Jinping,” Pompeo said. “Xi is serious. He has confidence, he’s aggressive. He thinks America is declining. He’s wrong about that but it’s going to take American leadership to prove him wrong.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEWSWEEK

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