But Mr. Biden’s view was widely seen as suggesting direct US military involvement, rather than providing military means for Taiwan to defend itself.
Mr. Biden has ignored the strategic ambiguity of his predecessors regarding China and Taiwan. Last August, he promised allies that “we will retaliate” in the event of an attack on a fellow NATO member, saying “the same goes for Japan, the same for South Korea and Taiwan.”
However, US security guarantees such as Japan, South Korea or US NATO partners were never given to Taiwan, so the comment was seen as important. Two months later, at CNN Town Hall, Mr. Asked Pita. “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.” he said.
Mr. in Tokyo. Biden’s development sparked a mixed reaction in Washington, D.C., where some political leaders praised his sincere support for an ally, while others mocked him for his immorality.
“President Biden’s statement that the United States will defend Taiwan against Communist China is right and right to do so,” said Lindsay Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina. Wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand, the co-chairman of the National Committee of the Republican Party, former President Donald J. Tommy Hicks Jr., a close ally of Trump, saw the incompetence as courage. “Another cleaning job from Biden Spin Room” He wrote. “He can not go abroad without saying something that his team should go back to in a few minutes. It is irresponsible and embarrassing.
Mr. Trump, of course, is more likely than Mr. Biden to make provocative, unprovoked and unpopular statements contrary to traditional American policy. At various points, he threatened war with North Korea, Venezuela and Iran; US allies such as Germany, Japan, Canada and South Korea and Mr. Defended enemies like Putin.