China has taken advantage of "weak and chaotic" Trump-led US: Panetta | The World

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As the US approaches another presidential election, a major player in the Obama administration is forecasting dire global consequences if Donald Trump is re-elected.

Former Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the Chinese government has taken advantage of a “weak and chaotic” United States under President Trump.

Speaking with ABC Chief Foreign Correspondent Philip Williams, Mr Panetta says if Trump wins again in November, Australia will need to stand up for itself against Beijing.

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