Ramaswamy: US Will Let China Take Taiwan If We Get Our Semiconductors


One GOP presidential hopeful seems to have an extremely shallow understanding of Communist China’s plans and goals. Vivek Ramaswamy stated that he would not be worried if the Chinese Communist Party invaded Taiwan as long as the U.S. has enough semiconductors. Ramaswamy appears unaware that the CCP views Taiwan as a first step towards world war and dominance.

Business Insider reported that Ramaswamy said to radio host Hugh Hewitt: “The truth is, there are two main reasons why China wants Taiwan annexed. One reason is to take over the semiconductor supply chain in order to exert influence on the United States of America. This will not happen under my watch. “I’d have a strong position on that.”

He then added, “But the second reason why is that they have unfinished nationalistic business dating back to their civil war in 1949. And if that’s the sole basis for Xi Jinping going after Taiwan after we have semiconductor independence, then you know what? I am not going to send our sons and daughters to die over that conflict. And that’s consistent with my position on Ukraine as well.”

Ramaswamy stated that the CCP should hold off on invading Taiwan until the U.S. has achieved “semiconductor autonomy.” However, the presidential candidate failed to recognize that Taiwan was an independent, free nation. Therefore, the CCP’s invasion would have been against another sovereign country.

The CCP’s desire to rule the globe sounds like something out of a Marvel movie, but it is what they want. Gordon Chang, Fox News China’s China expert, told MRC Free Speech America that “China wants to control.” It wants to dominate, and it has the idea that it is the only sovereign country in the world. Even the moon and Mars belong to the People’s Republic of China.

CCP’s repeated, aggressive threats against America (not to speak of the CCP’s infiltration of high-level American government and institutions by CCP officials) have made it clear, that as much as CCP despises the free Chinese government in Taiwan, America is its main target. The CCP has threatened the U.S. more than once in relation to Taiwan.

Ramaswamy makes the same mistake as so many others in believing that America’s only option is to allow anti-U.S. dictatorial governments to wreak havoc, or to send U.S. soldiers to the ground. This isn’t true.

Donald Trump’s foreign policies during his presidential term proved that there are other measures than deploying U.S. soldiers to prevent countries such as Russia and Communist China from invading another nation. Since Communist China is America’s number one enemy, it is in America’s best interest to provide weapons to Taiwan rather than Ukraine, despite the tragic situation in Ukraine.

Ramaswamy’s shortsightedness is alarming. Hitler was not in a position to safely take Alsace-Lorraine. Why don’t we take lessons from the past?

It is true — and contrary to Ramaswamy’s assertion — that America has a national interest in helping Taiwan, but it is not necessary to send in U.S. troops.