(CNSNews.com) – In this world of shifting alliances — where China, Russia and Iran seek dominance in their respective regions — the United States is led by “an incompetent band of fools” who embolden our enemies and worry our allies, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said.
“The 21st Century is being defined right now,” Rubio told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Tuesday night.
“And unfortunately, the people in charge of American foreign policy — and domestic policy, for that matter — are turning our country into a laughingstock.”
“Look, we have a world that realizes we have a president that can barely put together complete sentences; appears incoherent; oftentimes doesn’t even know where he is, in many cases in some of these places; that allowed spy balloons to be flown over our head; that abandoned billions of dollars of American military equipment leftover into the hands of the Taliban, and spends all day talking about electric vehicles and solar panels that he knows we’re going to have to buy from China.
“We have a justice system that indicts political opponents and former presidents and leading presidential candidates. A justice system that infiltrates sources and tries to spy on Catholic churches but allows criminals to destroy San Francisco and Baltimore and Detroit and Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles and Manhattan, you name it.
“We have a military that doesn’t spend its time talking about new weapons systems or how to care for veterans that are committing suicides at historic rates. They spend their time talking about transgender issues and all kinds of racial disparity stuff, not defending our country.
“We have a media that’s become a joke. A media that’s wasted two-and-a-half years of our time on a Russia collusion situation. Then they moved on from that to cover up the Hunter Biden situation that’s now a full-blown investigation.
“Our universities are a forum for crazy things to happen. You can’t even speak on a university campus without people being assaulted by men wearing dresses and these violent protests shutting down speech.
“And our culture — what are we focused on as a culture? We’re focused on the fact that now some man pretending to be a woman gets paid millions of dollars to sell Nike sports bras and Bud Light.
“So the world looks at that and says, this place is a laughingstock. And they react to it. And I could go on for an hour about all the things that we are — we are being embarrassed on the world stage. Our adversaries are taking advantage of it, and our friends are saying, hey, we may have to go out on our own here, because these guys look like they’re about to commit societal suicide.”
‘They’ve gone nuts over there’
Rubio said the United States must be able and willing to deter Chinese aggression, as China makes threatening moves against Taiwan.
“And I want to be honest here, okay? I don’t care if you’re a left wing Democrat. I don’t care if you voted for Democrats. Ask yourself this honestly. Do we truly believe that the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping is intimidated by Joe Biden and this administration — are worried about them? Do we really think that, guys? I think people need to be honest about that.
“This is not a president or an administration that commands respect, much less fear or concern on the part of our adversaries. That’s why it’s no mistake that the Taliban moved in the way they did and gave us 72 hours to leave before they slaughtered us in Afghanistan…It’s no coincidence that Putin moved on Ukraine and it’s no coincidence that China’s ramping all this up right now.
“This administration looks like an incompetent band of fools. And it is embarrassing us in the eyes of the world, and it is encouraging our adversaries — and it is causing our allies, or former allies or friends to say, guys, we can’t count on these people anymore. They’ve gone nuts over there. They’re destroying their own country. We better look out for ourselves.”