Tom Cotton’s Sunday TV Appearance Goes Very Wrong


Donald Trump thinks injecting people’s lungs with disinfectants is a good idea. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested that New York and other blue states go bankrupt. He does not realize that there are no blue states or red states just Americans during a national crisis. Then, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) backed up a few feet, took a couple of long steps, then jumped and landed on top of the crazy pile..

This was not the first time he landed there, but perhaps his new idea reaches the highest level of craziness. Cotton appeared on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures program and released his stupid balloon there. He suggested banning Chinese students from participating in science classes during their tenure in the U.S. so they would not steal America’s coronavirus vaccines.

As one of the most conservative senators, Cotton claimed that it would prevent them from “actively trying to steal” a coronavirus vaccine from America. Cotton is looking in the wrong place. According to The Fox video:

‘The Chinese Communist Party has been stealing America’s intellectual property for decades and they’re not going to magically stop in the middle of a pandemic. In the middle of a pandemic, what’s the most valuable intellectual property in the world? It’s the research that our great laboratories and life science companies are doing on prophylactic drugs, therapeutic drugs and ultimately a vaccine.’

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This is how the world works. They even have a name for it when any government sends its spies to steal military or political information: “espionage.” China does it, Japan does it, we do it — most governments do it, not students. Governments also steal intellectual properties. Those are anything covered by trademarks and copyrights like music, books, inventions, and business ideas.

AT&T had to halt Japanese visitors from touring their transistors, logic circuits, and digital switching manufacturing plants in the 1980s. Japan had individuals with photographic memories, and they would send these professionals in to memorize everything they saw.

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Cotton’s idea falls right between espionage and intellectual property theft. He said:

‘So, I have little doubt that the Chinese intelligence services are actively trying to steal America’s intellectual property as it relates to the virus they unleashed on the world. Because of course they want to be the country that claims credit for finding those drugs of finding a vaccine and then use it as leverage against the rest of the world.’

Cotton went on to attack Chinese students who are studying abroad in the U.S.

‘It’s a scandal to me that we have trained so many of so many of the Chinese Communist Party’s brightest minds to go back to China, to compete for our jobs, to take our business and ultimately to steal our property. I think we need to take a very hard look at the visas we give Chinese nationals to come to the U.S. to study. Especially at the post-graduate level in advanced scientific and technological fields.’

The Arkansas senator wants Chinese exchange students to study topics he does not mind losing to theft such as “Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers:”

‘That’s what they need to learn from America. They don’t need to learn quantum computing and artificial (sic) intelligence from America.’

Watch the Fox interview below:

Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.

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