Obama: #1 National Security Threat Is Joe Biden Speaking to Xi Jinping

Sunday, June 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just days before his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California, U.S. President Barack Obama told a gathering of national security advisors the great threat to America this week “is [Vice President] Joe Biden talking to Xi Jinping.”

“U.S.-China relations are on a knife’s edge right now,” Obama said, citing the trade deficit, ongoing territory disputes in the South China Sea and the string of hacking scandals. “The last thing we need is Joe Biden in the mix.”

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