Mike Pence says NBA is ‘acting like a wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

What does this have to do with anything? Pence getting ready to replace Trump when Trump resigns or is tossed out?

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US vice-president Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of “acting like a wholly owned subsidiary” of China’s ruling Communist party for what he deemed the league’s failure to stand up for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose tweet in support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong caused an international rift.

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