Last year while he was campaigning, Joe Biden scoffed at the idea of China eating our lunch.
It was an actual “Come on, man.” moment.
Now he has completely reversed that position and even used the same words.
Biden Now Admits China Prepared to ‘Eat Our Lunch’ After All
President Joe Biden infamously mocked the notion China was going “eat our lunch,” but after one call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, the president is now admitting just that.
“If we don’t get moving, they’re going to eat our lunch,” he told reporters Thursday morning in the Oval Office, describing Chinese plans to invest billions of dollars in rail projects, automobile manufacturing, and environmental improvements.
Biden had mocked President Donald Trump’s efforts to confront China before he began his presidential campaign in May 2019:
“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”
Biden’s flip came the morning after he spoke with the Chinese president for about two hours in a call Wednesday, vowing to push senators to pass a massive infrastructure spending plan.
“It used to be that infrastructure wasn’t a Democratic or Republican issue,” Biden said. “We’re going to see what we can put together.”
Here’s Biden last year:
“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man… they’re not bad folks, folks… They’re not competition for us.”
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) February 11, 2021
Here’s Biden this week:
President Biden on China: "Last night I was on the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping…if we don't get moving they're going to eat our lunch." pic.twitter.com/Slog8wdyyr
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 11, 2021
You have to wonder…
Is he even aware that he said this last year?