Chinese Journalist Praises Biden Tweet, Says Capitalism ‘All About Exploitation’

President Joe Biden’s tweet about blaming oil companies for record-high gas prices may have rankled some Americans on social media, but one prominent media member from China endorsed the message.

At precisely 12 noon EST on Saturday, Biden tweeted out, “My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”

And exactly 5 1/2 hours later, Chen Weihua, a columnist/bureau chief for China Daily EU, replied, “Now US President finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. He didn’t believe this before.”

It’s hard to say if President Biden was denouncing capitalism in his tweet, but that’s apparently how Weihua interpreted it; and that’s most likely how Ric Grenell, the onetime acting Director of National Intelligence for former President Donald Trump, viewed the tweet.

Early Sunday morning, Grenell posted a screenshot of the Biden/Weihua tweets together, before tweeting, “WARNING: The President of the United States attacks capitalism, the Chinese celebrate. (And the DC media do, too).”

According to World Atlas, China operates as a socialist market economy, which is characterized by state-owned enterprises and public ownership within a market economy.

China also ranks second (behind the United States) in world economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product, with an estimated nominal GDP of $16.86 trillion in 2021.

Biden’s Saturday tweet comes shortly after he told reporters that gas prices would remain high for “as long as it takes,” a reference to helping Ukraine win its war against Russia.

That comment led to National Economic Council Director Brian Deese telling CNN that high gas prices were a necessary sacrifice for defending “the liberal world order.”

Here’s a timeline of gas prices in America over the last 18 months:

Right now, according to AAA, regular gasoline has an average price of $4.81.

On Feb. 24, the first day of Russia invading Ukraine, the U.S. average for gas was $3.54.

And back in January 2021, the final month of former President Trump’s tenure in the White House, the average price of gas was $2.41 per gallon — with some states even reporting gas at less than $2 per gallon.

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Harvard-Harris Poll: Huge Majorities Say Biden ‘Too Old, Shouldn’t Run’

A large majority of voters in a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll said President Joe Biden should not seek a second term in office, with most saying either that he has been a bad president or that he’ll be too old to serve for four more years. 

Most respondents, at 71%, said they don’t think Biden should run again, compared to 29% who say he should seek a second term. 

Of those who said Biden shouldn’t run:

  • 45% said he is a bad president.
  • 36% said he’s too old.
  • 60% said they have doubts about his mental fitness. 
  • 26% said they believe it is time for a change. 

“President Biden may want to run again, but the voters say no to the idea of a second term, panning the job he is doing as president. Only 30 percent of Democrats would even vote for him in a Democratic presidential primary,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS–Harris Poll survey.

Meanwhile, Biden came out as the favorite among potential Democrat candidates, but only netted about a third of the Democrats polled. His nearest potential challenger for the nomination was Vice President Kamala Harris, at 18%, followed by other possible candidates such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, getting only single-digit nods. 

If Biden chooses not to run, Harris was the choice of most voters, at 25%, followed by Clinton at 15% and Sanders at 12%. 

Biden’s approval ratings suffered in the poll as well, as he got a 38% overall approval rating. He scored low in other categories as well:

  • Handling inflation, 28%
  • The economy, 32%
  • Stimulating jobs, 43%
  • Reacting to COVID-19, 50%

Meanwhile, a majority of the poll’s respondents, at 61%, also said former President Donald Trump should not run for the White House again either, with 39% saying he should run. 

Among those who said that Trump should not run: 

  • 39% said he was erratic.
  • 33% said he would divide the country. 
  • 30% said he was responsible for Jan. 6. 

Furthermore, most voters, at 60%, said they would consider a moderate, independent candidate should Biden and Trump running against each other again, with 40% saying they would not consider it. 

By party, 53% of Republicans and 64% of Democrats said they’d consider the moderate candidate. 

However, voters said, by a small lead, that they would pick Trump over either Biden or Harris if the election were being held now:

  • Trump over Biden, 43% to 40%.
  • Trump over Harris, 45% to 39%.

But Harris came out ahead in a potential race against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also being mentioned as a potential contender against Trump for the GOP nomination, at 39% to 37%. 

The survey was conducted on June 28-29 and polled 1,308 registered voters. The online sample was drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. It was a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll and did not report a confidence interval.

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Actor Jon Voight: Biden ‘Must Be Impeached’

Actor Jon Voight said that President Joe Biden “must be impeached” in a June 28 video posted on Twitter.

“We must protect this nation and bring back safety. We are all feeling very unsafe. We are all angry,” Voight said in the video. “Let’s remember why.

“It starts with the seat of the president of the United States. He has wronged this nation’s glory. He has taken down our morals, our true gift of a land of the free. He must be impeached. We cannot wait another second having him dictate our path.”

Voight said that the nation is “saddened by so much turmoil,” due to the “horror” of so many “criminals ruining lives,” and that the nation needs to restore its police forces to guard its citizens, neighborhoods, and businesses.

He then called on Americans to “get him out” and “restore this nation to greatness.”

“Don’t let this President Biden tear down every inch that was sacrificed with the blood, sweat, and tears for his dictation of lies,” Voight said. “I urge all to see truths. I urge all to make a difference for our children’s future, our future.”

He said the land “is being broken down,” but can be rebuilt through American values “to her feet with glory.”

The 83-year-old Academy Award-winning American actor is a supporter of former President Donald Trump. He has been outspoken against Democrats and their agenda, calling them “evil” in a November 2020 Vanity Fair article and saying the nation is in “our greatest fight since the Civil War.”

“My fellow Americans, I stand here with all that feel as I do: disgusted with this lie that Biden has been chosen,” he said at the time. “As if we all don’t know the truth.”

In 2019, Trump presented Voight with two national awards: the Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal, The Associated Press reported at the time.

“Each of today’s recipients has made an outstanding contributions to American society, culture, and life,” Trump said during the 2019 ceremony. “They exemplify the genius, talent, and creativity of our exceptional nation.”

Voight won an Oscar for portraying a Vietnam war veteran in 1978’s “Coming Home” and also starred with Dustin Hoffman in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy.”

More recently, Voight played Mickey Donovan in the “Ray Donovan” television series from 2013 to 2020, according to IMDB.

“Coming Home” co-star and Democratic activist Jane Fonda said their opposing political views ended their friendship in the years since the film.

“I don’t know what happened to Jon,” Fonda said during an interview with Howard Stern in 2020. “You know, we were pretty close. He was my best friend among Hollywood people. We won Academy Awards together for ‘Coming Home.'”

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President Biden Concedes Dems Don’t Have Filibuster Votes to Codify Abortion Bill

President Joe Biden acknowledged Friday the Democrats lack the votes to overcome the legislative filibuster and then pass abortion rights legislation, while adding the party should instead focus on picking up Senate seats in the November midterms.

Biden’s comments come on the heels of Democratic Party senators calling for a change to filibuster rules, which require 60 votes to end debates on most legislation.

Such a move would enable lawmakers to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade, the abortion ruling which was overturned by the Supreme Court last week (a 5-4 decision).  

“Ultimately, Congress is going to have to act to codify Roe into federal law,” Biden said on Friday, during a virtual meeting with Democratic governors on reproductive rights.

“The filibuster should not stand in the way of us being able to do that, but right now we don’t have the votes in the Senate to change the filibuster,” conceded Biden. “That means we need two more votes” in the Senate. 

The Senate status is currently deadlocked at 50-50, between Republicans and Democrats.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have previously expressed opposition to changing the filibuster rules and reportedly reiterated their respective stances to White House personnel on Thursday.

During his meeting with the governors, Biden repeatedly stated he thought Republicans would try to ban abortion nationwide, if they achieve majorities in the House and Senate for the midterm elections.

“This is going to go one way or the other after November,” said the president.  

While speaking to Newsmax host Bianca de la Garza on Friday, Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said Democrats know abortion rights aren’t a slam-dunk issue with Americans come November, given how a Rasmussen poll suggests half the country supports the recent Supreme Court rulings.

“[Democrats] can’t even say the word ‘abortion’ because it’s so vastly unpopular in large sections of America. And yet, they’re using it as a way to prime the vote in November. It’s their one issue,” said Buck while appearing on “American Agenda.”

Buck continued, “The Dobbs decision [6-3 vote] allows the state legislatures to make decisions. That’s where the decisions should be made, and that’s where the legislation should occur.

“Stepping in and guaranteeing a one-size-fits-all [answer] to abortion is wrong. [Democrats] know it’s wrong. They know it’s unpopular. But they’re going to try to get their base stimulated,” Buck said.

During Friday’s virtual conference, Biden heard from nine Democrat governors, including Kathy Hochul of New York, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Roy Cooper of North Carolina, about the steps needed to protect access to abortion in their states.  

Citing one example, Hochul discussed her plans to enshrine abortion rights into the state’s constitution and subsequently shield providers and women from out-of-state lawsuits. 

Hochul, who’s running for reelection in New York’s gubernatorial race this November, also argued that Biden could do more with his executive authority, such as using federal facilities like Veterans Affairs hospitals for abortion services.

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Report: Ukraine Using US-Provided Rockets to Hit Russian Troops

An advanced rocket system provided to Ukraine by the United States is making a substantial impact in the country’s ongoing war against Russia, American and Ukrainian officials told The New York Times on Friday.

Four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems have deployed to the front lines of Ukraine’s counter-offensive in the Donbas, with Ukrainian officials claiming they require nearly 300 more to combat the Kremlin.

“Because it is such a precise, longer-range system, Ukrainians are able to carefully select targets that will undermine the effort by Russia in a more systematic way … than they would be able to do with the shorter-range artillery systems,” a Pentagon source said, per The Hill.

“What you see is the Ukrainians are actually systematically selecting targets and then accurately hitting them, thus providing this, you know, precise method of degrading Russian capability,” the source continued. “I see them being able to continue to use this throughout Donbas.”

Other Pentagon officials and military analysts told The Times that Ukrainian soldiers were using the weapons effectively, firing one or two guided rockets at strategic Russian positions at night.

“So far, they seem to be a quite useful addition,” said Russian military specialist Rob Lee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. “They will help hinder further Russian advances, but they won’t necessarily mean Ukraine will be able to take back territory.”

The news comes as President Joe Biden promised $800 million more in aid to Ukraine during the NATO summit on Thursday, according to Reuters.

“We are going to support Ukraine as long as it takes,” Biden told attendees in Madrid.

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Biden Warns Dem Govs a GOP-Led Congress Will Aim to Curb Abortion Nationwide

President Joe Biden told Democratic governors Friday that he is “looking at all the alternatives” for protecting abortion access following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

One day after returning from international summits in Europe, Biden described the ruling as “tragic” and warned that Republicans could try to enact a nationwide ban on abortion if they retake control of Congress. He urged Democrats to elect at least two more senators so they could create an exception to the filibuster and codify in law the protections that had been provided under Roe v. Wade.

At least two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have blocked efforts to sidestep the filibuster. The party would need unanimous backing from the Senate’s 48 Democrats and two allied independents, plus the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris, to make that rules change over solid GOP opposition.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul suggested that Biden consider having abortions performed at federal facilities like Veterans Affairs hospitals or military bases in states that restrict abortions.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Native American tribes, which have a level of sovereignty over their own lands, could also be valuable partners.

“We’re in the process of looking at all the alternatives,” Biden said.

However, he did not make any announcements. Some activists and Democrats have been frustrated by what they consider an overly cautious approach from the administration, especially since the court decision has been expected since a draft leaked nearly two months ago.

The justice’s June 24 ruling overturned a 1973 decision that had declared a constitutional right to abortion. Each state will now determine whether the procedure can be performed.

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Report: Biden Will Meet With Governors on Abortion Rights

President Joe Biden will meet Friday with the governors of states where abortions will remain legal, Axios is reporting.

The White House was expected to announce the meeting on Thursday.

Axios noted access to abortion remains guaranteed in 16 states after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Biden has called the high court’s abortion decision a “sad day” that will deny women in America control of their own destiny, according to Reuters.

“It’s a sad day for the court and the country,” he said. “Let’s be very clear: the health and life of women in this nation are now at risk.”

Health and Human Service Secretary Xavier Becerra on Tuesday said he wants federal health agencies to ensure abortion-seekers who become pregnant by rape or incest have protections.

He also reiterated how federal law requires HHS programs to grant abortion pills in exceptional circumstances, such as cases of sexual assault or when the woman’s health may be at serious risk.

Meanwhile, Axios noted that conservative lawmakers have passed laws in their states banning abortion, while lawmakers in Democrat states have approved measures safeguarding providers.

Some of those states are pushing legislation that would expand abortion access in advance of an anticipated influx of women from states banning abortion, Axios reported.

The outlet noted California and Vermont are making abortion access a constitutional right.

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Biden Officials Ask Teachers to Help Promote Kids’ COVID-19 vaccines

Two Biden administration officials are calling on Early Childhood Education teachers to encourage parents to get their small children vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to The Hill, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Heath and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra co-signed a Wednesday letter to teachers, saying, “We appreciate your leadership, dedication, perseverance, and resilience, and honor your efforts that consistently put the needs of children first.”

The secretaries then added, “As trusted messengers, staff of ECE programs and schools play a vital role in spreading the good news that COVID-19 vaccination is available for our youngest children. You are essential in encouraging parents and guardians to learn about and access vaccines for all children 6 months of age and older, which will be available free at no cost.”

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cleared a path for children older than 6 months and under age 5 to receive COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and/or Moderna.

Cardona and Becerra are tasking ECE staffers with three objectives: 

  • Encourage parents to connect with healthcare providers.
  • Share information about COVID-19 vaccines with families with eligible children.
  • Partner with local healthcare providers to host vaccination clinics at their facilities or neighborhoods.

The HHS says there are “ample funds” available for its “We Can Do This” campaign, through the American Rescue Plan Act’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, as a means of reimbursing the cost of hosting vaccination clinics.

In February, the CDC estimated that 75% of unvaccinated children and teenagers in America had already acquired antibodies in their system to ward off or minimize the effects of the coronavirus. 

In the study, the CDC examined blood samples taken from all age groups, testing for specific antibodies that develop only after COVID-19 infection.

Not all doctors and politicians, however, are supporting the vaccinate-your-children initiative.

Dr. Peter McCullough, the chief medical adviser to the Truth For Health Foundation, recently questioned the government’s supposed haste in touting an “experimental” vaccine, given how the vast majority of children are resilient against the coronavirus.

“I think it was a mistake for the FDA to approve it,” McCullough told Newsmax host Amanda Brilhante on June 19. “And clearly the CDC recommendation probably won’t be followed by a lot of the parents.”

“Children have a very mild syndrome [relative to COVID]. It’s not like our senior citizens, who are at risk,” said McCullough, while adding the coronavirus is “easily managed” by children.

On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted PBS and HBO for using the “Sesame Street” character Elmo to “aggressively advocate” for vaccinating children under 5, without citing scientific evidence.

“Thanks, @sesamestreet for saying parents are allowed to have questions!” Cruz tweeted along with a video clip of Elmo’s dad, Louie.

“You then have @elmo aggressively advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5. But you cite ZERO scientific evidence for this,” added Cruz.

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Biden Rebukes Abbott, Says Border Policies Did Not Cause Migrants’ Deaths

The White House released a heartfelt statement addressing the loss of over 50 migrants found dead Monday night in a semitrailer in San Antonio, The Hill reported.

”Our prayers are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones, as well as those still fighting for their lives,” President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.

”While we are still learning all the facts about what happened and the Department of Homeland Security has the lead for the investigation, initial reports are that this tragedy was caused by smugglers or human traffickers who have no regard for the lives they endanger and exploit to make a profit,” he added.

Biden did not stop there, however. The president continued, deflecting blame attributed to him by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott earlier in the day — who claimed his ”open border policies were partially responsible for the incident.

”These deaths are on Biden. They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law,” Abbott, a Republican, wrote on Twitter.

”Exploiting vulnerable individuals for profit is shameful, as is political grandstanding around tragedy, and my administration will continue to do everything possible to stop human smugglers and traffickers from taking advantage of people who are seeking to enter the United States between ports of entry,” Biden said in response to Abbott, without naming him.

According to local police, only 18 migrants who were found in the semitrailer initially survived, with three more dying in the hospital after critical care. Three other people have been arrested in connection with the deaths. The investigation is continuing.

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Texas Gov. Abbott Blames Biden Policies for Deaths of 50 Migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is blaming President Joe Biden’s “open border policies” for the deaths of 50 people in a tractor-trailer near San Antonio.

Abbott made his comments in a Monday night tweet, writing: “At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas. These deaths are on Biden. They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.”

Since then the number of reported deaths has increased. More than a dozen people were hospitalized.

NBC News reported Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador put the death toll at 50. He said 22 of the dead were Mexican nationals, seven were from Guatemala and two were from Honduras. Nationalities of the other 19 had not been confirmed, according to NBC News.  

The truck had been abandoned on a remote road in San Antonio.

Reuters reported Police Chief Willian McManus said a city worker heard a cry for help from the truck before making the deadly discovery.

Those inside the tractor-trailer most likely died due to heat stroke or heat exhaustion as they were trapped inside a tractor-trailer in 100-degree weather, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, according to The Epoch Times.

The White House declined to directly respond to Abbott’s tweet.

But the Washington Examiner reported that Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said: “The fact of the matter is, the border is closed, which is in part why you see people trying to make this dangerous journey using smuggling networks.

“Our hearts go out to the families at this time. We are going to stay focused on the facts and making sure we hold these smugglers accountable.”

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