Joe Biden has said Pentagon does not support Nancy Pelosi’s reported scheduled visit to Taiwan, a day after China warned of “forceful measures”.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after getting down from Air Force One, Mr Biden said he is planning to speak to Chinese president Xi Jinping as he cast doubts over the fellow Democrat’s trip to Taiwan.

“I think that the military thinks it’s not a good idea right now, but I don’t know what the status of it is,” the president said when asked about the House Speaker’s potential visit.

“I think I’ll be talking to President Xi within the next 10 days,” he added while speaking briefly to reporters after returning from Massachusetts, where he addressed climate change issues.

Ms Pelosi would become the first highest-ranking American lawmaker in 25 years to visit Taiwan, a US ally, if it goes ahead as planned.

She was originally scheduled to visit the island nation in April but the trip was postponed after she tested positive for Covid-19.

On Tuesday, the Financial Times cited six people familiar with the details to report that Ms Pelosi would take a delegation to Taiwan to show support in August despite intensifying pressure from China..

Mr Biden’s response comes a day after China lashed out at the potential visit, saying Washington will be fully responsible for all consequences if the trip goes to plan.

Joe Biden speaking to Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, US on 15 November 2021 (REUTERS)

Joe Biden speaking to Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, US on 15 November 2021 (REUTERS)

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the trip will “have a severe negative impact on the political foundation of China-US relations, and send a gravely wrong signal to ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces”.

“If the US insists on going down the wrong path, China will

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