Chinese Media: ‘Partisan Infighting’ Turned U.S. into ‘Banana Republic’


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China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday declared the “ partisan infighting drama” over the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump ’s residence was proof the United States has degenerated into a “ banana republic .” As usual, the Chinese propagandists were merely riffing on verbiage they skimmed from American social media — they even dropped scare quotes around “ banana republic ” every time it was used, without mentioning whom they were quoting. Some critics of the FBI raid have said it reminds them of politicized investigations and abuses of power from a “Third World” dictatorship or “ banana...