Trump teams says stop underwriting the Chinese Communist Party threat

President Trump is reportedly poised to issue today a new Executive Order on China. At this point, we don’t know for sure what it will say. But here’s a suggestion.

In the past two days, some top Trump subordinates have pointedly objected to a practice that clearly must be ended, namely that of Wall Street underwriting the Chinese Communist Party’s companies and the malevolent behavior many of them enable. Notably, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien have warned a federal retirement fund of serious material risks to beneficiaries and the country of investing in the PRC.

And the President’s trade advisor, Peter Navarro, said, “American investors should not be forced by decisions of Wall Street portfolio managers to support the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state, flight-by-night-companies and military-industrial complex.”

Tell them to stop, Mr. President.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.