Colbert Slams Trump For Putting Chinese Company Ahead Of US National Security

Colbert Slams Trump For Putting Chinese Company Ahead Of US National Security

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On Monday night, Late Show host Stephen Colbert took aim at President Donald Trump for sacrificing national security to help a Chinese phone company that sold US technology to our enemies.

Chinese telecom ZTE is currently banned from buying cell phone technology from American companies because China illicitly sold that technology to Iran and North Korea. The FBI and CIA have also accused China of using the technology to spy on us.

But Trump apparently doesn’t care about those serious infractions.

In a Twitter post written on Sunday, Trump demanded the Commerce Department work on lifting the ban.

This is quite a betrayal of Trump’s “America First” agenda. Not only is Trump helping China’s economy, he’s putting our national security at further risk.

After all, Trump recently threatened European businesses with sanctions if they continue doing business with Iran. But he is all too happy to allow a Chinese business to sell Iran US technology that could be used against us.

Trump’s order is even more suspicious when you consider the timing of a recent investment the Chinese made into a Trump property in Indonesia.

According to the Huffington Post:

A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will personally enrich Donald Trump, the president ordered a bailout for a Chinese-government-owned cellphone maker.

So, Trump was basically bribed by a foreign government to help them resume supplying our enemies and spying on us.

Trump tweeted about ZTE again on Monday.

Colbert was amused by Trump’s tweets, but not about the whole helping China spy on us part.

“During the campaign, Trump wouldn’t shut up about how America’s jobs were being stolen by China,” Colbert pointed out before playing clips of Trump whining about how China is taking our jobs.

“This is directly opposed to everything Trump said,” he continued. “I can’t wait for his next tweet: ‘Have you heard about all the problems in Mexico? We have got to let these good people into our country. Build the ramp!'”

“As an American, I do not want some Chinese company spying on me,” Colbert concluded. “I want Facebook to do it.”

Here’s the video via YouTube.

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