TAMPA FREE PRESS – As China aggressively targets America, with tactics as varied as buying up farmland or floating a spy balloon across the entire country, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the U.S. deserves a president who doesn’t act like a “dimwit.”
Noem, a Republican, made the comment about President Joe Biden late last week in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News.
Hannity opened by praising Noem for banning TikTok, which is considered a tool of Chinese spies, on her government’s devices, and for moving to block the Chinese acquisition of South Dakota’s farmland.
“We’ve been aggressive on fighting this threat that President Biden will not address,” said Noem.
That now includes stopping China from purchasing swaths of America’s breadbasket.
Noem noted that a state bill to prohibit sales of farmland to China is rooted in a desire to protect South Dakota’s No. 1 industry.
But, she added, her state is also home to Ellsworth Air Force Base, which will soon be the roost for the B-21, the next generation, long-range stealth bomber.
“China would love to set up shop next door and conduct surveillance on that platform,” Noem told Hannity,” and we won’t allow it.”
Noem continued, “I’ve been in food security policy for many, many years, over 20 years. I’ve seen China buy up our fertilizer companies, our chemical companies, they’ve bought up our processing systems, now they’re buying our land. And they’re doing it to destroy us … ”