Former President Donald Trump has warned of China’s increasing potential to replace the US as the world’s foremost superpower – while pointing out that Joe Biden’s administration may have been behind last year’s sabotage of a prominent Russian gas pipeline.
Trump, 76, sat with Tucker Carlson for more than an hour and made the series of sensational claims — while also bashing Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg and other Big Apple prosecutors for his continued denunciation.
That said, the feature-length TV spot — proudly promoted by showrunners as “Trump’s first interview since his arraignment” — saw the ex-president attack a range of topics, such as the withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as the questionable leadership of his successor.
Perhaps most notable, however, was the politician’s contentious view of the country’s emerging rival abroad, who he claimed intended to push much of the world off the US dollar standard.
Towards the end of the interview, Trump alluded further that he believed it was the US, not Russia, that blew up the Nord Stream pipeline connecting the Putin-led country to Germany — perhaps in an attempt to gain GOP support. voters coming 2024.
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Former President Donald Trump warned of China’s rising potential to replace the US as the world’s foremost superpower – while hinting that Joe Biden’s administration may have been behind the September blast attack on the Nord Stream pipeline
Trump (left) made the claims against Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired Wednesday
“Iran is cooperating with Saudi Arabia through China,” Trump told Carlson about the alleged conspiracy being carried out by Beijing and President Xi Jinping.
“And China is taking over,” he said, claiming that the countries could now move to the yuan. If this happens, we will be a second class country.’
For decades – and perhaps more than a century – the US dollar has been the dominant currency.
In recent months – as China came under fire following the discovery of several unconfirmed aircraft in US airspace and rising tensions over the Taiwan Strait – the dollar began to fall, while the yuan began to gain prominence.
Several experts have since noted that as the US currency falls, it leaves the door open for US rivals to usher in an alternative, which if taken over by the oil-rich Saudis or some other wealthy group, could threaten the coffers of the US and other countries. could refund. a shadow of their former selves.
“I heard a few people say, ‘Well, we’re never going to lose a dollar standard,'” Trump told Carlson, speaking from his mansion in Mar-a-Lago, before boarding a plane to New York City for a statement in a corporate fraud case Thursday.
‘Are they joking?’ he asked aloud. China wants to change the standard, the currency standard. And when that happens, it’s like losing a world war.
“We’re becoming a second-class country.”
Trump suggested the alleged conspiracy is being secretly carried out by President Xi Jinping, and the US could become a “second-class country”
Citing a recent meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Jinping last week as cause for alarm, Trump suggested the Chinese politician was headhunting other powerful leaders to join his nascent coalition.
At the end of the interview, Trump seemed to imply that it was his political rival who was responsible for the Nord Stream pipeline explosion that happened in September — possibly an attempt to gain support from GOP voters in 2024
The newly fingerprinted Republican went on to outline the country’s situation regarding the current state of alleged legal tender warfare, saying the US and its allies had already lost Brazil to the Chinese and are now in the process of losing Columbia. .
Iran and Russia, he claimed, already support Beijing, with both countries known for their disapproval of the US and its ideals, as well as the West in general.
He also cited a recent meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Jinping last week as cause for alarm – suggesting the Chinese politician was on the hunt for other powerful leaders to join his nascent coalition.
‘What is happening? We’re losing,” Trump noted, choosing not to address recent criticisms his interviewer had leveled at him — including that the ex-president is “autistic” and suffers from a developmental disability.
“Losing our currency is the equivalent of losing a world war,” Trump said. “Our currency makes us powerful and strong.”
He added, “This was unthinkable during the Trump administration.”
Trump would then answer several more questions from Carlson, some about his ongoing fraud case and others about the man who defeated him in 2020, the 80-year-old Biden — who has yet to announce plans to run for re-election.
At the end of the interview, Trump seemed to imply that it was his political rival who was responsible for the Nord Stream pipeline explosion that happened last September — though he went on to say nothing more about it.
“I don’t want to get our country into trouble, so I won’t answer it,” Trump said when asked about the pipeline explosion.
“But I can tell you who it wasn’t Russia,” he continued, before using the term “she” to vaguely refer to the real culprit behind the apparent attack.
They blamed Russia. You know, they said Russia blew up their own pipeline,” Trump said sarcastically. “That also gives you a kick.”
“It wasn’t Russia.”