This is how the conversations logically go:
logical person: China is a morally bankrupt country that denies basic freedoms to their citizens, puts Muslims in internment camps, lies constantly about their economic numbers and trade agreements, tacitly supports a North Korean regime, is imperialistic in nature in the South China Sea, and lastly has exploited a one sided trade agreement for the past 30 years that has screwed the middle class of other countries.
Logical decision: well, we should put tariffs and economic sanctions on them so they play ball the right way. Better than direct war.
jirencucks: China are better than the US when it comes to limiting fossil fuels. They are also more powerful than us when it comes to a trade war. Therefore, we should ignore all of China's shortcomings and flaws and continue to do business with them.
GOP: Well, we can still sanction them to punish them for their shit.
jirencucks: NOOOOO SANCTIONS ARE HORRIBLE AND NOT THE ANSWER