Trump Gives China a Twitter SMACKDOWN
President-elect Donald Trump appears to be taking to Twitter for his diplomacy talks with one of the United States’ most lucrative foes: China.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted some of his most popular campaign talking points — only this time as the next leader of the free world:
Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!
The president-elect’s hardline comment came just two days after he spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen by phone, making him the first president or president-elect to speak with Taiwan’s head of state since 1979, when the U.S. severed diplomatic ties with the island.