Dana Bash questions Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on potential U.S. repercussions for China and Russia.

By Angela Fraioli
04/08/2021 • 06:46 PM EST

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: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Blinken ignores what he said at his confirmation hearing, about China's early mishandling of the pandemic, to focus on the future handling of pandemics.
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Blinken trivializes pursuing accountability for past mishandling of the pandemic, to focus on the future handling of pandemics.
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About Biden being "very clear" about there being "consequences" for Russian aggression, while being very unclear about what those consequences might be.
: mirroring languagesee definition - just repeating words from a question in your response, to make it sound like you're answering the question, without answering the question.
: Blinken details the Russian offenses that Bash listed without detailing the "costs and consequences."
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About being "clear-eyed" and having a "commitment" to address Russian aggression, while providing no specifics as to how Russia aggression would be addressed.
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About Biden being "very clear" about taking "necessary actions" and "the steps necessary" while being very unclear about what those actions or steps might be or when they might take place.

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References
1. "In Confirmation Hearings, Biden Aides Indicate Tough Approach on China". The New York Times. Published: January 24, 2021.

2. "US Vows "Consequences" for Russian Actions". Voice of America. Published: March 28, 2021.