On April 13, Leland Miller, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative, spoke with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro and Lisa Abramowicz on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Miller commented that the White House is not prepared for the fallout a WeChat ban might bring to US companies, and that Xi has overplayed his cards on Huawei and China would not be able to pull back if Huawei gets cut off.

WeChat is a much more difficult issue, and I think the chances are that you see a broad-based aggressive solution is very low. I think there is a chance that this thing gets kicked out pass the election…The more they’re getting into this issue the more they realized that they don’t understand the second and third order effects so that they want the political for oomph for doing a big broad anti-China action but they’re not prepared for the fallout.