It seems like a year or mores since the phone call heard around the world was reported…..the Trump call with the leader of Taiwan……
Of course some on the Right say it is NO big deal….and then on the Dem side they are concerned what effect that it will have on our international dealings with China after the Trump gang takes control.
Personally, I do not watch the Asia desk very closely,…I do look for situations that could possibly lead to some sort of confrontation that will inevitably involve our military…..and this is the possibility to become more hot than some want to admit…..
While doing my daily task of reading the news from all angles I came across a piece written the American Conservative…..
Trump added to his earlier Taiwan blunder with more ill-considered comments on China policy yesterday:
“I fully understand the One China policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a One China policy [bold mine-DL] unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” he said.
“I mean, look,” he continued, “we’re being hurt very badly by China with devaluation; with taxing us heavy at the borders when we don’t tax them; with building a massive fortress in the middle of the South China Sea, which they shouldn’t be doing; and, frankly, with not helping us at all with North Korea.”
“I don’t want China dictating to me,” he said.
I ask…does he truly understand the “One China” policy?
I may not agree with much written in TAC but on this they made some excellent points….. not many of Trump’s supporters care about our foreign policy and that will be the death of us (a figure of speech…do not read more into it than that)….