Joe Biden’s Treasuy Secretary Janet Yellen was in China this week and just couldn’t seem to stop bowing to her Chinese counterpart in Beijing.
The optics are absolutely terrible but Yellen didn’t seem to mind even though she had to know that multiple cameras were rolling the entire time.
What an embarrassment.
FOX News reports:
Janet Yellen awkwardly bows to CCP official during Beijing trip: ‘Optics the Chinese love’
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made an unusual gesture Saturday when she bowed to a Chinese official during her visit in Beijing.
Footage shows Yellen approaching Vice Premier He Lifeng — her Chinese counterpart — and bowing multiple times while enthusiastically shaking his hand.
Former White House staffer Bradley Blakeman, who served during President George W. Bush’s administration, told the New York Post that the gesture was unseemly.
“Never, ever, ever…an American official does not bow. It looks like she’s been summoned to the principal’s office, and that’s exactly the optics the Chinese love,” Blakeman said.
Yellen is getting slammed on Twitter:
WATCH: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen bows when greeting Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng in Beijing.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 8, 2023
Janet Yellen bows to China. Literally. pic.twitter.com/JnEsfsExJF
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 8, 2023
Biden instructs Yellen to kowtow before China on behalf of the United States.
Three kowtows in 3 seconds.
Biden and his Administration are weak. pic.twitter.com/dR8AQwiOPw
— Debyanne (@DebyanneS) July 9, 2023
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen bowed profusely to her Chinese counterpart in a sign of submission during her visit to China. This is pretty much unheard of, and he does not reciprocate her pathetic gestures. pic.twitter.com/xu5YnMjWkP
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 9, 2023
It really is a shameful display.
It also speaks volumes about the Biden administration.