Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Monday called for President Barack Obama to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinxing's visit to the U.S. next month.
The Wisconsin governor contended that recent swings on Wall Street are connected to China's manipulation of its economy and demanded Obama hold the country accountable.
“Americans are struggling to cope with the fall in today's markets driven in part by China's slowing economy and the fact that they actively manipulate their economy. Rather than honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping with an official state visit next month, President Obama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests," Walker said in a statement.
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"Given China’s massive cyberattacks against America, its militarization of the South China Sea, continued state interference with its economy, and persistent persecution of Christians and human rights activists, President Obama needs to cancel the state visit," he added. "There's serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations."
Walker echoed the statement in a series of tweets aimed at Obama.
We need to see some backbone from Obama on U.S.-China relations. He needs to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. - SW— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker) 1440450148.0
.@BarackObama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests. - SW— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker) 1440451392.0
We offer our sincere condolences to friends & family of OK Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. Tonette & I are praying for his loved ones. -SW— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker) 1440452438.0
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.
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