President Biden Claims Chinese Spy Balloon ‘More Embarrassing for China Than Intentional’
By Fox News // June 17, 2023
Biden claims U.S. and Beijing can "get along"
ABOVE VIDEO: Biden suggests China’s spy balloon was not ‘intentional,’ hopes to meet with Xi
(FOX NEWS) – President Biden on Saturday claimed that a Chinese spy balloon that drifted across the U.S. and caused a major international incident was “more embarrassing than it was intentional” by the communist regime.
The president also said he hopes to talk to China’s President Xi Jinping about how the U.S. and Beijing can “get along.”
Biden was asked whether Secretary of State Antony Blinken can ease tensions with China as part of his trip to the country. Biden, in response, raised the issue of the balloon, which flew over the U.S. in February until it was shot down off the coast of South Carolina.
“China has some legitimate difficulties unrelated to the United States, and I think one of the things that balloon caused was not so much that it got shot down, but I don’t think the leadership knew where it was, knew what it was in it and what was going on,” he said.
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