Breaking news: Branstad, the US ambassador to China, resigned and joined the campaign. Before leaving, the White House met with Trump

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According to Fox News at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 14, 2020:

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will return home in Iowa next month to have a good time-he is expected to help President Trump win the 2020 election in the United States.

The US Embassy in China announced its departure on Monday. Branstad will resign in late October and was praised for his work on the “rebalancing” of US-China relations.

Branstad, 73, said in a statement: “I am proud of the first phase of the trade agreement and the tangible results of our return home. Our goal remains meaningful to American families. Measurable results. We have made significant progress and we will continue to strive for more.”

In this May 22, 2019 photo released by the US Embassy in Beijing, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad (Terry Branstad) and his wife Christine (Christine) in the Tibet Autonomous Region of western China Posing for a group photo in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. (The U.S. delegation visited China through the Associated Press, archives)

Former Iowa Governor Branstad was praised by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , who shared his thoughts on Branstad’s departure on social media before the press release. Pompeo said in a Twitter tweet:

“Ambassador Branstad has contributed to rebalancing the U.S.-China relationship with the purpose of mutual benefit and justice.” “This will have a lasting and positive impact on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades.”

Trump hinted that Branstad will play a role at the last minute of the campaign. The ambassador’s son Eric Branstad is already doing this.

Trump said in a phone call with Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa: “Eric’s father came back from China because he wanted to participate in the campaign.”

Branstad assumed this position in June 2017.

Trump said in a statement at the time: “Governor Branstad’s decades of experience in the public service and long-term relationships with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders make him an ideal choice to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China. .”

In 1985, Xi Jinping, then the provincial agricultural official, visited Iowa. At that time, Branstad first met with the current Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Earlier, Ambassador Branstad met with President Trump in the Oval Office.

During his visit to Washington last week, Ambassador Branstad met with President Trump, White House Chief of Staff Jan Kelly, and National Security Adviser Jan Bolton. Take a look at their meeting in the Oval Office!

U.S. Embassy
September 14, 2020

The U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Terry Branstad, will step down from his post of U.S. Special Envoy and leave Beijing in early October. The ambassador confirmed the decision by phone with President Trump last week.

Ambassador Branstad and his family arrived in China in June 2017. At an internal plenary meeting held by the US Embassy on Monday, Ambassador Branstad thanked the staff of the US Embassy in China for all their hard work. “I am most proud of the work we have done to reach the first phase of the trade agreement and bring tangible results to our communities in the United States. Our goal remains to bring meaningful and measurable results to American families. We have Important progress has been made and we will continue to strive for more.”

The ambassador helped lead the work of the embassy and successfully reduced the flow of fentanyl from China into the United States. In 2018, after months of negotiations, China agreed to list fentanyl and all its derivatives as controlled substances. This agreement may save thousands of American lives.

The ambassador said that he was particularly honored to represent the President of the United States and the American people in the past three years and three months. “We are rebalancing the U.S.-China relationship to make it fair and reciprocal, and to promote positive growth in both countries.” He also said that during his tenure as ambassador, he had visited 26 provinces and autonomous regions in China, if not for COVID -19 restricted his travels in China. He could have visited all provinces and autonomous regions: “Understanding the Chinese people, meeting them in their homes, listening to their personal stories, this has always been a major part of this work. with pleasure.”

Secretary of State Pompeo thanked the ambassador for his service through Twitter. He said that Ambassador Branstad’s contribution to rebalancing US-China relations will have an impact on US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades. Lasting, positive impact.

The ambassador will return to Iowa after leaving Beijing.



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