Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ripped the Chinese Communist Party’s slow, insidious infiltration into the United States, specifically through skeptical real estate purchases.
DeSantis, who is one of the top candidates for the Republican Party in 2024, declared that individuals and businesses associated with the Chinese Communist Party should not be permitted to purchase real estate in the United States.
“I don’t think they should be able to do it,” DeSantis remarked during an appearance on Fox News.
According to the National Association of Realtors, Chinese investors have spent well over $6.1B on American real estate over a 12-month period, which ended in March. The $6.1B investment represented the greatest purchase by any foreign nation.
In addition, 58 percent of the buyers made their purchases using entirely cash.
One of the top destinations for foreign buyers was the state of Florida, which accounted for 24 percent of all international purchases.
“I think the problem is these companies have ties to the CCP,” DeSantis continued in his remarks to host Laura Ingraham, “and it’s not always apparent on the face of whatever a company is doing.”
One of the biggest issues with Chinese infiltration includes the issue with “Confucius Institutes,” which DeSantis has subsequently banned in the state.
These institutes, which are closely tied to multiple American universities, are well known for spreading Chinese influence in the nation’s typically “soft power” approach, which explains why multiple universities seem to be leaning increasingly towards full-blown Marxism.
Moreover, the Chinese have also purchased a huge amount of farmland across the United States, including at least 192,000 acres that are worth $1.9B.
One of the most troubling purchases of all includes the purchase of North Dakota farmland just 12 miles away from Grand Forks Air Force Base, which poses a huge security risk.
Between the real estate acquisitions and soft power exerted through the education system, it is clear that DeSantis has a crystal clear perception of the issues imminently facing the nation, should these trends continue.
“I think it’s a huge problem,” DeSantis said crisply.