As one would probably expect at this point, Secretary of State Antony Blinken let communist China walk all over the United States again, this time over the spy balloon fiasco.
According to The Hill, during his recent meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Blinken said the surveillance balloon was "unacceptable."
It's not clear whether his counterpart and other Chinese officials just decided to laugh out loud right then and there, or if they offered some respect and waited until Blinken left the room.
Either way, the CCP is probably still popping champagne and smoking Cuban cigars after President Joe Biden let the Chinese ballon zig-zag across some of America's most sensitive military installations before finally shooting it down once it had completed its presumed spy mission.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirms the Chinese spy balloon — which the Biden administration watched fly over the entire country before doing anything about it — was engaging in "active surveillance" over "very sensitive military sites," RNC Research tweeted.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirms the Chinese spy balloon — which the Biden administration watched fly over the entire country before doing anything about it — was engaging in "active surveillance" over "very sensitive military sites." pic.twitter.com/9pcOPxywEK
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 19, 2023
During a typical softball interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Blinken revealed what he told his Chinese counterpart.
"This was an opportunity to speak very clearly and very directly about the fact that China sent a surveillance balloon over our territory, violating our sovereignty, violating international law,” Blinken told Todd Saturday. "And I told him quite simply that that was unacceptable and can never happen again."
This might be a total shocker, but Blinken also revealed that China didn't offer an apology for the spy flight over the U.S. mainland.
Wang Li, the diplomate who met with Blinken, reportedly mocked the U.S. government's response to the situation, calling it "absurd and hysterical."
There still remains controversy and mystery with regard to the three unidentified objects shot down by the U.S. military within the span of a week.
The Biden administration's bizarre non-response to the issue, only to later say the objects could belong to private companies or research institutions, offered little in the way of comfort to the American people as to why we're shooting down objects out of North American air space all of a sudden.
The U.S. government does not believe the three objects that were downed are connected to the Chinese spy balloon incident.
Between Blinken's timid response to China and the ongoing "clear as mud" transparency on the related issue, the White House is facing nothing less than an absolute public relations nightmare.