Ironically, leading the grim forecast was former President Donald Trump, who was banned from the social media website after last year's Capitol riot. At a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser on Wednesday, he reportedly praised Putin and criticized President Joe Biden for being weak. "That's why you have Ukraine. That's why you're going to have China. Taiwan is next, and you're going to see the same kind of thing."
In an interview on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show that aired on Tuesday, Trump predicted Xi would move on Taiwan after the Winter Olympicsconclude in Beijing. But his former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is due in Taipei for a four-day visit on Wednesday, 2 March.