China: 'Biden’s Blood Pressure Rises After Russian Joke About Texas'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.31 - 2024 3:04 PM CET

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'Biden’s Blood Pressure Rises After Russian Joke About Texas'.

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Amid the complex situation at the southern borders of the U.S., Russia couldn’t resist making jokes, as analyzed by Chinese journalists.

Recently, Texas experienced a heated confrontation between local authorities and the federal government. The clash was prompted by Texas’ dissatisfaction with Washington's passivity in handling illegal immigration. Analysts from China, along with the rest of the world, are closely following these developments in the southern U.S., as reported by the Chinese publication NetEase according to AB News.

“The situation in Texas has become a spectacle for the international community. Everyone is curious about how this story will end,” say journalists from the Chinese outlet.

The conflict escalated when Texas Governor Greg Abbott defied federal authorities by refusing to remove barbed wire at the Mexican border. Furthermore, authorities from several other American states have shown support for Abbott. In light of these events, Russia took the opportunity to make jokes.

Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, humorously suggested that U.S. President Joe Biden should start assembling an international coalition to liberate Texas. She also mentioned that Biden should follow in the footsteps of one of his predecessors, Barack Obama, and name the campaign "Texas Must Go," referencing Obama's phrase "Assad must go.".

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council, also commented on the matter, sarcastically stating that the likelihood of the formation of the Texas People's Republic is becoming more realistic.

“Russian officials have engaged in a session of political satire,” note NetEase observers.

The situation in Texas has significantly tarnished the U.S.'s global image. As noted in China, gone are the days when the international community feared publicly joking about the United States.

“Biden’s blood pressure must have risen when he saw these jokes from his opponents,” NetEase journalists quip.

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