The Department of Defense waited so long to address several Chinese spy balloons floating over and near the United States because President Joe Biden wants to keep the Chinese Communist Party happy, former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell told Newsmax Saturday.
“Biden values consensus with the Chinese. He values a relationship with the Chinese [that they] are happy with us; they’re not angry with us; they’re not tweeting bad things. He is maximizing this idea that [to] keep the Chinese happy,” Grenell told Newsmax TV’s “Saturday Agenda.”
The U.S. military on Saturday shot down the balloon off the Carolina coast on orders from Biden after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America, the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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