Trump to Ban China from Buying U.S. Farmland If Elected in 2024

In a recent campaign video, former President Donald Trump announced a plan to restrict Chinese investment in the United States.

He accuses Beijing’s government and businesses of “spending trillions of dollars to take over the crown jewels of the United States economy.”

Trump’s plan includes a ban on Chinese nationals buying U.S. farmland and “aggressive new restrictions on Chinese ownership of any vital infrastructure in the United States, including energy, technology, telecommunications, farmland, natural resources, medical supplies, and other strategic national assets.”

He calls for an immediate halt to transactions with China and firms that it backs and for pressure to be put on them to relinquish existing ownership “that put our national security at risk.”

Trump stated, “If we don’t do this, the United States will be owned by China which would make them very happy.”

The 45th president’s proposal is similar to one by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who wants to crack down on Chinese purchases in Florida, The Daily Mail pointed out.

Governor DeSantis said: “‘If you look at the Chinese Communist Party, they’ve been very active throughout the Western Hemisphere in gobbling up land and investing in different things. And, you know, when they have interests that are opposed to ours, and you’ve seen how they’ve wielded their authority — especially with President Xi, who’s taken a much more Marxist-Leninist turn since he’s been ruling China,’ the Republican governor said this month.”

“‘That is not in the best interests of Florida to have the Chinese Communist Party owning farmland, owning land close to military bases,” the governor added.