President Joe Biden’s weakness is on full display for the entire world to see. It’s become painfully obvious that other nations believe they can steamroll America under Biden’s watch and violate our basic rights, such as our privacy.
A high-altitude Chinese spy balloon has been hovering over central America. It secretly and illegally entered through Alaska, made its way through Canada, and began hovering over multiple nuke sites at U.S. military bases.
Biden has refused to shoot down the aircraft because he thinks it might cause safety issues for people on the ground.
Best photo I’ve seen of the Chinese Spy Balloon.
— Eric Spracklen🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) February 3, 2023
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also claims that balloon “does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground.” However, the balloon has already caused problems in Montana by forcing planes to stay grounded at an airport.
Former President Donald Trump responded in full capital letters: “SHOOT DOWN THE BALLOON!”
Instead, Biden is choosing to “track” the balloon as it’s expected to hover for multiple days over the U.S.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Army General Mark Milley recommended that Biden doesn’t shoot down the balloon.
Pentagon official says the Chinese spy balloon will “probably be over the United States for a few days” and they will allow it despite the State Dept calling it a “clear violation of sovereignty” and even though it could be harvesting sensitive data. pic.twitter.com/Ep5TeP0jpe
— Addison Smith (@AddisonSmithOAN) February 3, 2023
Biden claims he is not shooting down the balloon because he “will always put the safety and security of the American people first.”
“We are tracking closely,” the White House stated.
More from Fox News:
Officials said Biden continues to be briefed and get regular updates on the matter.
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) confirmed Friday that the balloon first detected over Montana is Chinese.
China claimed that the airship is a civilian meteorological research craft that was blown far off course by prevailing winds.
Meanwhile, a White House official said that Biden administration officials briefed the Gang of Eight staff on Thursday afternoon and offered additional congressional briefings, which likely will take place next week.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to travel to Beijing this week to meet with Chinese President Xi, but the State Department announced Friday that the trip would be indefinitely postponed.
“The president agrees with the secretary’s decision to not go to go on this trip,” Jean-Pierre said Friday. “And it was a consensus that it was not appropriate to travel to the People’s Republic of China at this time.”