Bloomberg: White House angered by Pelosi trip to Taiwan


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's controversial trip to Taiwan has angered the entire incumbent White House administration, including President Joe Biden. Officials tried behind the scenes to dissuade Pelosi from visiting the island or to postpone the visit, trying to minimize any consequences for the already damaged US-China relations. However, all efforts were unsuccessful, Pelosi's reckless act was committed. About what was happening at that time in Washington, Bloomberg writes in an article by columnists Jenny Leonard and Billy House.


Even before Pelosi landed at the Taipei airport, the White House decided to officially distance itself from the dangerous visit, saying the speaker was acting on his own initiative. But behind the scenes, officials in the administration of President Joe Biden were furious at her insistence that she make the visit anyway, especially for the benefit of her personal career, at a time when Washington's relationship with Beijing is in a deplorable state.

In an attempt to discreetly convince Pelosi to postpone the visit, the White House sent senior members of the National Security Council, as well as State Department officials, to brief the speaker and her team on the geopolitical risks. This is reported by the agency, citing its informed sources. Pelosi was particularly unhappy with the leaks, which her team believed came from the Biden administration and were designed to force her to cancel the visit, they said.

When it became clear that Pelosi could not be persuaded, the White House administration tried to make sure that the channels of communication with Beijing were still functioning, and also that any consequences of the speaker's reckless actions could be minimized. Meetings have been scheduled between US officials and their counterparts at the Chinese embassy in Washington, sources familiar with the silent talks told Bloomberg. The parties were given complete freedom to discuss all possible topics. The US task was to prepare for any Chinese response.

When Chinese officials in Beijing summoned the US ambassador to file a formal protest, US Ambassador Nicholas Burns reiterated that the Biden administration wants to avoid any escalation and intends to keep all lines of communication open, a State Department spokesman said. In the end, the White House declined to say whether the president supported the speaker's trip and whether he believed it would benefit foreign policy goals. policy United States, Bloomberg analysts summarized.
  • Photos used: twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 August 2022 09: 40
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    They acted wisely.
    She went, they say Omerika is not afraid, but the white house has nothing to do with it.
    The Chinese carried out maneuvers (ha, the dad conducts them almost every month) and ... authorized a ban on the import of some "Taiwan apples" (by analogy with the Polish ones 8 years ago.)

    Nothing.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 August 2022 12: 55
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      (Sergey L) You are talking nonsense. Now the US is wagging its tail trying to make amends for Pelosi's trip to Taiwan. The consequences are enormous, an expression of aggression against CHINA, so this trip means. Large-scale maneuvers of the Chinese Armed Forces near Taiwan do not say anything? I will repeat what someone said exactly: "Pelosi's visit to Taiwan is a royal gift for Russia."
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 09: 52
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    to the benefit of your personal career

    Nancy Pelosi is 82 years old. She is the third official in the US. Theoretically, he can take the chair of the President of the United States if the president and vice president cannot perform their duties. What other "personal career" is being written about? The old woman reached the peak of her career ten years ago.

    If this was her private initiative, then what was the whole AUG doing off the coast of Taiwan? And dozens of combat aircraft and tankers? The administration could cancel the visit in a very simple way. Don't cover her plane.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 August 2022 10: 17
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    Nancy Pelosi is 82 years old and she stubbornly wants to become the new Gavrila Princip to leave an even bigger mark on history. Only the history of our civilization after such "visits" can stop.
    Now she wants to visit the border with North Korea. So it's stubbornly asking for a new scandal...
    1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
      DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 6 August 2022 02: 08
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      Perhaps not only them. Being an arsonist is not very honorable. It's possible that this old pepper jar is plotting to become president. That's another matter!) Why not? So you need to add "heroic deeds." A kind of "dove of peace" (a tattered crow, more precisely) ... on a broomstick goes around the world's problem areas ... so that it becomes even more problematic there. In the US, the public is on a rampage. Not all, of course, but there are enough “lousy hawks” who enthusiastically followed her flights “in a dream and in reality.” And not only among ordinary rednecks, but also among their elites. There are always a lot of such screamers. Even on this resource there are such militant old farts, what to take from them?) So the grandmother will be the president.Then the fun will begin.

      Separate respect for the Chinese - the war did not start. This is indeed a victory for the Chinese comrades. A victory for common sense.
  4. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 4 August 2022 12: 52
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    The world was on the brink of a nuclear confrontation...
    If the White House did not dissociate itself from N. Pelosi in the official Statement, gossip in the media is worth nothing!
    1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
      DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 6 August 2022 02: 13
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      Well, they can't dissociate themselves from this old fool. Yet she is an official of this insane administration. Let's hope that there is now a notable squabble!
  5. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
    Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 4 August 2022 17: 12
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    I would not exaggerate the anger of the paws regarding the claws.
  6. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 5 August 2022 01: 02
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    But behind the scenes, officials in the administration of President Joe Biden were furious at her insistence that she make the visit anyway, especially for the benefit of her personal career, at a time when relations

    Officials in the administration, who are they? What Sleepy Joe Says, That's What Matters