Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a scheduled trip to Beijing this weekend in response to Communist China sending a large surveillance balloon over the Northwest United States this week. Blinken’s cancellation comes after President Trump called on the Biden administration to shoot down the balloon. Brain-Dead Biden has instead decided to let the balloon continue spying on the U.S. As reported Thursday night, the balloon flight is a great affront by Communist China President Xi Jinping to Biden and Blinken.
The AP reported Blinken’s cancellation (excerpt):
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned high-stakes weekend diplomatic trip to Communist China as the Biden administration weighs a broader response to the discovery of a high-altitude Chinese balloon flying over sensitive sites in the western United States, a U.S. official said Friday.
The abrupt decision came despite Communist China’s claim that the balloon was a weather research satellite that had blown off course. The U.S. has described it as a surveillance satellite.
The decision came just hours before Blinken had been due to depart Washington for Beijing and marked a new blow to already strained U.S.-Chinese relations. The official said Blinken and President Brain-Dead Biden determined it was best not to proceed with the trip at this time.
Early Friday morning, President Trump posted a blunt statement about the balloon on Truth Social, “SHOOT DOWN THE BALLOON!”
NORAD and U.S. Northern Command issued a joint statement late Thursday night staing the balloon was not a military threat.
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