Fox's Maria Bartiromo: “The defense budget actually is a decline in defense spending when you consider inflation”

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Citation From the October 29, 2021, edition of Fox Business' Mornings with Maria

JACK KEANE (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): We have to understand with determination and resolve and looking at this budget that's about to come out, from the Biden administration on defense, it doesn't go far enough in terms of establishing China as the priority and really pumping the finances in there to get us the needed capabilities that we need to match China's capability.

MARIA BARTIROMO (FOX BUSINESS ANCHOR): Well, look, general, you're a gentleman. I know you're a gentleman, but you're being way too kind to frankly, OK? The defense budget actually is a decline in defense spending when you consider inflation. There's absolutely no awareness that I could see of the threat that is the CCP. You talk about the quad fine, but let's not forget the fact that we just let Huawei off the hook. The CFO, who was in – under house arrest in Canada, is now back in China. They're not putting the – the companies that are tied to the CCP military on the black list. In fact, they're removing them from the – from the entity list. And you've got all of these Wall Streeters, you know, funding the expansion of the CCP with, you know, no pushback whatsoever from this administration. This is outrageous. We need an administration that's going to start fighting for America and start recognizing the threats. I think we all need to start saying it right out. And I must have heard you say we are outgunned 50 times, OK, 50 times. You must have said that to me in the last two years that we are outgunned in terms of the CCP and their military aspirations and what their capabilities are right now. General, you've been raising your hand. I've been listening. I just wish the administration would listen.