Donald Trump campaigns by attacking his opponents. He did it in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. Now in 2020, the need is even more dire, because he can’t campaign by taking credit for a good economy anymore. So he is doing what he always does, throwing out attacks constantly to see which ones stick (in other words, which ones get picked up by right-wing media).
The other interesting thing that Trump does is attack others for the things he is most guilty about himself. For example, he keeps calling Joe Biden “Sleepy Joe” and painting him as too old and incompetent. But that doesn’t seem to be working, maybe because Biden and Trump are both in their seventies (only 4 years apart in age), and more often than not when Trump opens his mouth, gibberish and misinformation flow out.
We also know that Trump tried to get the Ukraine to investigate Biden, but was so ham handed about it that he got himself impeached.
The latest attack from Trump is that Biden is soft on China. Trump has warned that “China will own the United States” if Biden is elected. Their evidence is to point out that Biden’s son did a $1.5 billion deal to manage an investment fund in China when his father was vice president. However, Hunter Biden wasn’t part of that deal and didn’t get any money from it. In fact, he didn’t have any direct involvement in that company until he invested $420,000 in it, receiving a 10 percent stake. And that happened in 2017, when his father was no longer vice president.
Unlike Biden and his son, Trump is pretty much already owned by China. The Trump Tower in Manhattan Trump owes the Bank of China (which is owned by the Chinese government) $211 million. That loan is due in 2022, which would mean that Trump would be scrambling to repay it when he is president. And it is suspicious that this loan was the first time that the Chinese national bank made any investment in the US. What are they expecting in return? Is this why Trump is so desperate to hide his tax returns? Does he even have enough cash to repay his obligations?
But there’s more. Chinese state-owned companies are constructing two luxury developments for Trump in United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. Not to mention the valuable trademarks that were awarded by the Chinese government to Trump and his daughter Ivanka, and Jared Kushner’s dealings with Chinese investors.