State of Utah Archives: on Foreign Policy


Kamala Harris: Trump's China policy has cost American jobs & lives

HARRIS: The Trump administration's approach to China has resulted in the loss of American lives, American jobs. There is a weird obsession that President Trump has with getting rid of whatever accomplishment was achieved by President Obama and Vice President Biden. They created the office responsible for monitoring pandemics. They got rid of it. There was a team of disease experts that President Obama and Vice President Biden dispatched to China to monitor what might happen. They pulled them out.

PENCE: China is to blame for the coronavirus. President Trump stood up to China that had been taking advantage of America for decades in the wake of Joe Biden's cheerleading for China. President Trump made that decision before the end of January to suspend all travel from China. The American people deserve to know Joe Biden opposed President Trump's decision to suspend all travel from China.

Source: 2020 Vice-Presidential Debate in Utah Oct 7, 2020

Mike Pence: Blame China for the coronavirus

PENCE: China is to blame for the coronavirus. President Trump stood up to China that had been taking advantage of America for decades in the wake of Joe Biden's cheerleading for China. President Trump made that decision before the end of January to suspend all travel from China. The American people deserve to know Joe Biden opposed President Trump's decision to suspend all travel from China.

HARRIS: The Trump administration's approach to China has resulted in the loss of American lives, American jobs. There is a weird obsession that President Trump has with getting rid of whatever accomplishment was achieved by President Obama and Vice President Biden. They created the office responsible for monitoring pandemics. They got rid of it. There was a team of disease experts that President Obama and Vice President Biden dispatched to China to monitor what might happen. They pulled them out.

Source: 2020 Vice-Presidential Debate in Utah Oct 7, 2020

Mike Pence: Trump moved embassy to Jerusalem and destroyed ISIS

President Trump kept his word when we moved the American embassy to Jerusalem. NATO is now contributing more to our common defense than ever before thanks to President Trump's leadership. When President Trump came into office, ISIS had captured an area of the Middle East, the size of Pennsylvania, but President Trump unleashed the American military and our armed forces destroy the ISIS caliphate and took down their leader, al-Baghdadi without one American casualty.
Source: 2020 Vice-Presidential Debate in Utah Oct 7, 2020

Spencer Cox: Fight drug cartels; help Mexican economy

The lieutenant governor wanted to remind people that drug habits in the United States empower the cartels. He said they recruit and exploit young people in Mexico who are trying to survive. "One of the reasons they're coming is the fear under which they live with these ruthless cartels. If you're worried about immigration, the best way to stop illegal immigration is to help the economy in Mexico," Cox said.
Source: KUTV-2 coverage of 2020 Utah gubernatorial race Nov 6, 2019

Craig Bowden: Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Support American Exceptionalism"?

A: I'd prefer to support American opportunities to rise above status of birth.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Utah Senate candidate Feb 28, 2018

Danny Drew: Utah and US and her people are exceptional

His thought process is simple: Just as the United States is exceptional in the world, Utah and her people are exceptional in the United States. They deserve a Senator who will represent their best interests who is:
Source: 2018 Utah Senatorial campaign website DrewForUtah.com Jul 12, 2017

Jon Huntsman: Notion of national decline is "un-American"

When great powers begin to experience erosion in their global standing, their leaders inevitably strike a pose of denial. We are seeing a similar phenomenon today in America, where the topic of decline stirs discomfort in national leaders. Mitt Romney stated flatly that he "rejects the philosophy of decline in all of its variants." And former U.S. ambassador to China and one-time GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman pronounced decline to be simply "un-American."
Source: The Atlantic magazine on 2020 Utah Governor race Apr 1, 2012

Mitt Romney: Reject philosophy of national decline in all of its variants

When great powers begin to experience erosion in their global standing, their leaders inevitably strike a pose of denial. We are seeing a similar phenomenon today in America, where the topic of decline stirs discomfort in national leaders. Mitt Romney stated flatly that he "rejects the philosophy of decline in all of its variants." And former U.S. ambassador to China and one-time GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman pronounced decline to be simply "un-American."
Source: The Atlantic magazine on 2018 Utah Senate race Apr 1, 2012

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