Article by Bryan Howard
October 4, 2018
On Thursday morning Vice President Mike Pence gave a compelling speech at the Hudson Institute, where he stated China interfering with our election at “unprecedented” levels spreading propaganda to divide us.
“China has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion, the 2018 elections, and the environment leading into the 2020 presidential elections.”
“Beijing has mobilized covert actors, front groups, and propaganda outlets to shift Americans’ perception of Chinese policies.”
Pence stated a senior intelligence official told him,“what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country.”
“Our intelligence community says that ‘China is targeting U.S. state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy’,” Pence said. “It’s using wedge issues, like trade tariffs, to advance Beijing’s political influence.”
“To put it bluntly, President Trump’s leadership is working; China wants a different American President,”