Thursday, April 13, 2017

How's That Get Tough with China Act Going?

Less than two months after branding China the “grand champion” of currency manipulation, Donald Trump has performed a breathtaking pirouette away from those allegations, declaring: “They’re not currency manipulators”.

Breathtaking pirouettes are a hallmark of snake oil salesmen and narcissists.
“We have a very good relationship, we have great chemistry together,” Trump said of Chinese president, Xi Jinping, adding: “I think his wife is terrific.”
No comment.
Trump also backed away from earlier criticism of Beijing’s alleged inaction over North Korea, describing how after receiving a history lesson on the subject from Xi he had come away convinced that, “it’s not so easy”.


“We’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Trump said on Wednesday as last week’s airstrikes on Syria, Moscow’s key Middle Eastern ally, dominated a peppery encounter between Russian president Vladimir Putin and secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
Remember when people said they voted for Donald Trump because they could understand what he was saying? Discourse at the elementary school level is hardly qualification for presidency of anything other than a fifth grade classroom.

It's good that he can change his mind if he learns, though. Could somebody get him a climate tutor, please?
China has warned the US against using military force against North Korea, after a surprise redeployment of an aircraft carrier group. Washington’s regional allies said they expect it to consult with them before any action.

Tension is mounting in the region as US President Donald Trump said he would solve the “North Korean problem” with or without China’s help. The warning came amid the diversion of the aircraft carrier group ‘USS Carl Vinson’ to the Korean Peninsula and a week after Trump ordered the US Navy to fire a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase as punishment for an alleged chemical attack in Idlib province.


“Military force cannot resolve the issue,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing. “Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.”


US allies in the region, South Korea and Japan, have both asked Washington to consult with them before taking military action against Pyongyang.

Good luck with that.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.


Somebody must have just accused him of going soft on China:

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