Donald Trump: ‘Bring down the balloons!’
A Chinese spy balloon has been spotted in US skies, multiple sources said, another unsettling twist in Biden’s ongoing saga of an insecure America.
According to a report by Fox News, the Chinese balloon craft was spotted this week, with Pentagon announcing that it is tracking its progress. According to the outlet, the Chinese Communist government said the craft was indeed Chinese and claimed it must have blown up.
Trump simply said on Friday’s Truth Social, “Bring down the balloons!”
Unsettled by the Chinese government’s craft on American soil, conservatives across social media echoed the president’s sentiments.
Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake commented on Twitter, “I’m told there’s a balloon that needs to be taken care of?” He attached a picture of him kneeling in an open field with a rifle.
According to CBS, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley recommended against taking action to bring down the balloons because debris could fall to the ground and harm civilians.
When the Chinese balloon floated into the open sky on Thursday night, social media users started circulating videos and pictures of the balloon. Rep. Lorraine Beaubert, R-Colo. Commented, “US officials admitted they had been monitoring the Chinese spy balloon since it flew over the Aleutian Islands. So, we didn’t launch the balloon over water and instead let it enter our continental airspace?
According to Fox News, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was scheduled to visit Beijing this weekend to meet with President Xi, but his visit was canceled in light of the presence of a Chinese spy balloon, which was scheduled to fly over the continent.