OXON HILL, Md.—A leading national security expert is weighing in on how the Chinese Communist Party is exploiting the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

“It’s a good question, because who wins the war against Russia, Ukraine? Who wins the war against NATO, the West, and Russia? China wins this war, because they let us go at each other,” said K.T. McFarland, who served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser and also served in the Reagan, Nixon, and Ford administrations.

“China knows the longer this goes on, the more the United States’ spending $100 billion a year [in Ukraine], the more we’re spending our resources in Europe, and the less we’re focused on China,” McFarland says. adding:

So, meanwhile, China’s building up its own military. It’s building up its own trade relationships with a lot of countries. So, they’re perfectly happy with the United States to be preoccupied with Russia and Ukraine and not focusing on China—because, look, China’s the real gorilla. They’re the real strategic threat.

McFarland joins today’s episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to comment on how Ukraine can “win the peace” in its war against Russia, reports that China may be supplying Russia with lethal aid, and how to bring the threat of the Chinese Communist Party into focus for the American people.


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