White House slammed for weak response to China’s threat over Pelosi’s possible Taiwan visit

In this photo provided by Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shake hands at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Pelosi arrived in Singapore early Monday, kicking off her Asian tour as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore via AP)

In this photo provided by Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shake hands at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Pelosi arrived in Singapore early Monday, kicking off her Asian tour as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore via AP)

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UPDATED 11:11 AM PT – Monday, August 1, 2022

The White House offered a feeble response to China’s threat of shooting down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) flight to Taiwan.

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre seemingly undermined the threat. She suggested that since China’s statement related to Pelosi’s travel schedule, she can not speak on it because it is “hypothetical.”

 

While Pelosi’s trip does not officially include Taiwan, China’s Hu Xijin, who serves as the country’s propagandist, said China would gun down Pelosi’s plane. On Twitter, many former White House officials expressed their dismay over the statement. They called it a shame and an embarrassing display of the administration’s weakness.

Pelosi’s trip to Asia departed on Sunday. It will include stops to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. She is expected to speak on legislative matters.

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