Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville says America isn't number one on the world stage anymore, China is

"China is infiltrating everything we have here," Tuberville said.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Sept. 23

Alabama GOP senator and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday that the United States is losing on the world stage to China in many different areas and the U.S. needs to step up. 

"We consider ourselves number one in everything," Tuberville said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "Folks, we're not number one anymore. We have sat back, we've hit ourselves and put blinders on and China has just taken off and run right by us."

"Whether it's space, whether it's ships, whether it's fighter pilots and the training that they do I mean, we would have a tough time right now competing against China in the situation that we're in," he continued. 

China as of late has been buying up U.S. farmland, while South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) announced in November restrictions on allowing foreign entities to purchase American farmland. 

"In South Dakota, we have implemented restrictions on foreign land ownership, and as governor, I am looking into how we can further thwart CCP expansion," Noem said on Twitter.

Tuberville said that there has been a massive increase of China buying up more and more land over the years and it needs to be addressed.

"China is infiltrating everything we have here," Tuberville stated. "Twelve years ago they had 10,000 acres of farmland in the United States. Today, they have 360,000 and it's growing."

Tuberville said certain steps need to be taken to make the country stronger and right now it's not being done. 

"I'm just an outsider coming in to look and going, 'You got to be kidding me. We're running this country by the seat of our pants and we've got people that are just destroying the Constitution.'" Tuberville said. "They're not doing the things that the people really should be doing to make this country stronger."