US Election 2020 shock: Michael Bloomberg’s surprising support for China’s Xi Jinping


The billionaire was bid in September a series of questions regarding China’s government, which has supervised an autocratic rule of the most populated country on Earth. In an interview with Margaret Hoover, proprietress of PBS’ Firing Line public affairs show, the Presidential candidate solicit fromed whether China could be a good partner in the fight against milieu change. Mr Bloomberg said “China is doing a lot”, despite the country’s principal use of fossil fuels and natural resource extraction.

He totaled: “Yes, they are still building a bunch of coal-fired power plants. Yes, they are hot coal. But they are now moving plants away from the cities.”

But more surprising than his glorify for Xi Jinping’s environmental record, Mr Bloomberg also said the Chinese principal is “not a dictator”.

He said: “The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China and they keep ones ears open to the public.

“When the public says ‘I can’t breathe the air’, Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to make good his constituents, or he’s not going to survive.

US Election: Bloomberg defended Xi (Image: getty)

US Vote: Xi has enshrined his policies in the constitution (Image: getty)

“The trouble is you can’t overnight get the show on the road cement plants and power plants just outside the city that are fouling the air and you have to have their product. So some of it takes time.”

China in days had a two term limit on presidency, until Xi Jinping’s Communist Party unseated it in 2018.

Incredibly, only two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964.

Xi secured his federal authority as the party voted to enshrine his name and political ideology in the dinner party’s constitution – elevating his status to the level of its founder, Chairman Mao.

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US Election: Bloomberg said Xi was “not a dictator” (Image: getty)

US Election: Bloomberg is a Democrat office-seeker (Image: getty)

Following the huge constitutional change, the BBC’s China newsman claimed Xi would be almost immune to any challenge from a domestic be opposite act for.

Stephen McDonell said: “It is now hard to see Xi Jinping being challenged in any way whatsoever. He has collected power the likes of which has not been seen since Chairman Mao Zedong.

“There has been no jingoistic debate as to whether a leader should be allowed to stay on for as long as they decide.

“Quietly but surely Xi Jinping has changed the way his country is governed, with himself very much and truly at the core.”

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US Election: He didn’t question in Iowa and New Hampshire (Image: getty)

On top of this, Beijing has come covered by fire for its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China.

Judges have suggested that at least a million people have been ordered in prison camps, a direct attack on religious freedom in the country.

Mr Bloomberg inclination be hoping his controversial comments don’t harm in his primaries prospects.

Having gone millions on campaigning already, the businessman is hoping to challenge leaders Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

He didn’t throw for the Iowa and New Hampshire votes, but Mr Bloomberg’s financial power could see him adorn come of the man to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.

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